Little Lessons

Being the Essential You

We All Need Someone to Lean On

Small Joys Become a Lifetime of Happiness

Attitude Magnets

Go Bowling – A Lesson From My Mother

A Trip to Coney Island

Our Shared Identity

The Pessimistic Optimist

What to Discard

New Love, New Hope

Refilling Our Hearts

Your Favorite Little Lessons of 2019

Lessons from 1999 – The Disaster That Didn’t Occur

Seek Out Inspiration

All Life is Memory

Consistent Joy

Being Good and Decent and Kind

When Great is the Enemy of Good

No Medals

Hard Work is Hard Work

Gathering Threads for Our Tapestries

Lunch With Your Hero

Who Are You to Whom?

Finding the Positive

The Loud Silence

Sometimes We Need Silliness

Your Choices, Your Values

What You Think You Know

Fast Pace/Slow Pace

Blending In or Standing Out

Can You Spare A Minute?

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Why This Time is Different

The Answers Within are Found Outside

A Change In Perspective

Don’t Fear the Four-Letter Word

When Mistakes Happen

The Value of Time

Helping Others Is Its Own Reward

Experience Collectors Wanted

Mind over Matter

Dining Alone

The Never-Ending Search

Summer 2019 Reading List – 6 Down, 6 To Go

The Marvels Around Us

Start With an Open Mind

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

What’s Your Plan B?

Growth is Uncomfortable

The Unhappy Earl

Support Your Local Library

What Can I Do About It?

The Third Option

People See Our Actions

Tomorrow May Surprise You

Seek What You Don’t Know

Take Heed of the Quiet Rebel

Create Your "Did-It" List

Accepting Happiness

Service is the Reward

Dream a Little Dream

Old Dog, New Shoes

Honor is a Full Time Commitment

An Expotition to a Memory

Your Favorite Little Lessons of 2018

The Joke I Didn’t Post

Diets for Our Minds

Solo Tasking

Choosing the Right Goal – And It May Change

The Power of Teams

Sharing Your Gifts

You Get What You Expect

Do Something Good Right Now

Choose Wisely

Love Letters

Where Will Our Dreams Take Us?

The People Around You

The Rose’s Thorn

Listen to Your Elders

Share Your Joy

Stay Amazed

We All Need a Break

Growth is Essential

The Slings and Arrows of Life

Create Your Future

It Takes All of Us – Together

Self-Improvement and Self-Acceptance – 2 Sides of the Same Coin

Searching for the Best

Facing the Unknown

Reading List – First Half of 2018

Lifting Others

Three Canes – Three Lessons

Be Kind

The Extraordinary Ordinary Day

It’s Okay to Be Human

Still Learning After All These Years

No Big Wins

It’s Okay to be Happy

Having High Expectations….For Ourselves

Breaking Bread with Strangers

The Opening Act

Removing Our Blinders

Empty Spaces

The Worst Kind of Ignorance

Solve Big Problems While They’re Small

The Glass in Front of You

Eat Your Vegetables – A Lesson from My Mother

A Pause to Plan

Making the Moment Count

Dusty Dreams

You Don’t Know Their Story

Grow Your Group

Seeking Out Criticism

The Work Behind the Work

Your Favorite Little Lessons of 2017

The Best Books of 2017 – A Baker’s Dozen

The Thought Is The Gift

3 Minutes

Make Someone’s Day

Call Your Friend

Where is Home?

The Unintended People of Our Decisions

Patience is a Skill

Memories of Love

The Little Things

Quiet, Yet Powerful Voices

Sincerely Positive

Focus, Not Limits

A Light Needs Darkness to Shine

The Illusion of Control

Leadership Books That I’ve Enjoyed Reading

Two Powerful Words

Problems Don’t Get Easier – Until They’re Solved

When You Can’t See the Road Ahead

Switching Things Up

Everyone Needs Sales Training

A Lot of Hard Work, and a Little Luck

A Good Reason to Run

The Photo Not Taken

Time to Reflect

Finding Balance

Celebrate Small Wins

You Might Be Wrong

Sharing in the Joy of Strangers

Power from Positivity

Don’t Blink

What Are You Passionate About?

Your Time of Day

Jamie’s Parker House Rolls

The Stories of Strangers

Differences of Opinion

The Benefits of a Positive Attitude. Or Did You Get Your Cherry on Top?

Didn’t See That Coming

The Journey Has Only Begun

What Can You Do When Pushed?

You Aren’t Listening Yet

Your Standards for You

Lessons from My Mother: The Dinner Table

Working the Problem

Our Education Has Just Begun

Doing What I Say

Still Learning From the Past

The Power of Our Hearts

What Will You Do Today?

Books By The Baker’s Dozen

Your Favorite Little Lessons of 2016

Yes Virginia, There Is a Connie O’Callahan

Motivating Yourself

The Significance of Our Insignificance

The Great Unknown

Grateful for the Lessons; Even the Difficult Ones

Willing to Learn

Thoughts on Being a Veteran

I Was Never Not Thanked

The Gift of Time

The Risk of Being Judged

Have a Good Laugh….At Yourself

Create Your Own Story

What Do You Want?

That’s My Fault

Tick Tock

Boldness is Risky, Fear is Riskier

Taking Action

Time to Think

Realistic Role Models

Stronger Than You Think

The Journey Continues

When We Hurt

Becoming Who You Are

Empty Your Bucket

Celebrating the Little Things

What I Learned at the Circus

The Kids Are Alright

Life is Hard

Lessons from My Father: A Sense of Humor

Paying Our Debts

The Time is Now

Worth the Price

Making Memories

Lessons from My Mother: Consideration for Others

Open Arms and Open Hearts

Zen and the Art of Airline Travel

Lessons I Learned By Failing

Become the Light

Taking Care of You

We Never Would Have Stopped

Earn Respect by Showing Respect

No Such Thing as a Little Thing

Consequential Trivialities

The Pause That Redirects

The Joke’s On Me

Tell Me Your Story

First Footprints

5 Decades in 5 Days

Daring to Dream

Your Favorite Little Lessons – Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

If You Have Something Nice to Say, Say It – A Challenge for 2016

You Have to Be Strong to Be Nice

The Power of Not Quitting

Questioning Fear

Just Beautiful

Getting Your Message Across

In the Company of Friends

How Can You Not Feel Good When You’re Wearing Sequined Shoes?

Finding the Answer Within

Life Is Wonderful; Just Not Always Easy

Ten Miles, The Dip and a Little Help From My Friends

The Act is the Reward

The Power of Tears

Dealing with Difficult Behavior

Why Not?

The Honor in Your Work


On the Other Hand

Values Aren’t Geographical

Try Something New

The Loud Silent Voice

More Fascinating Than Fiction

Harbingers of Happiness

What is Courage?

Helping the Helpers

Patience Isn’t a Virtue, It’s a Necessity

How Do I Know You?

The Most Dangerous Opponent

I Gotta Be Me

Lend a Hand

My Favorite Four-Letter Word

Being Nice

What More Could You Want?

Moving Forward Together

Pass It On

Seek First to Understand

Letting Go Isn’t The Same As Giving Up

Being There

Self Improvement by Fortune Cookie

The Only Certainty is Uncertainty

Remembrance and Respect: 50 Years Later

When Heroes are Humans

How to Be Heard

Seek Out The Beautiful

Believe in You

Who Will You Be?

Do a Good Deed

The Impossible Awaits

This May Be THE Moment

No Where To Go But Forward

Don’t Just Do Something – Sit There!

What’s So Important?

The Moral of the Story

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program

Being Thankful for Gems

The Benefits of Mistakes

What Are You Worth?

Thank You Cards Have No Expiration Date

Becoming Mister Fallon

Time for a New Mirror

Getting Hit By A Rock

Unexpected Paths

Trusting Your Team

Schedule Some Downtime


Choose to Love

Alone, Not Lonely

The Letter

Mixed Emotions

Do Something Different

Routines and Rituals

I Don’t Know

America in a Diner

Adding Beauty to Your Life

Living Your Story

Swimming in the Deep End

Recognize the Attempt

Lasting Success Requires a Long Term Approach

A Closer Look

Experiences Count

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Most Treasured Gift

Looking Past the Mirror

Passion and Patience

Embrace Life by Embracing Each Other

Doing the Right Thing Right

What Should I Read Next?

Share Your Goals

A Friendly Foil

Willing to Try Again

Be the Light

Sometimes the Problem is the Answer

Nelson Mandela: A Role Model for the World

Learning to be Decisive

Wander A While

Who Are You?

Driving On

Eyes Forward

It Takes Two

Getting Things Done

No Overnight Successes

Names are Important

The Next Beginning

Saying “Thank You”

One Person, One Deed

What About Right Now?

Put Yourself Last to Come In First

It All Depends On Your Point of View

The Company You Keep

A Special Anniversary

Recognizing Greatness

Keeping Our Spirits Sated

Tough Decisions Made Easier

Still Not There Yet

Attitude Matters Most

No One Said It Would Be Easy

Work Hard…And Laugh Out Loud

3 Secrets

My First Memorial Day

Having Fun Means Having Fun

The Power of Potions

The Search for Success

Finding a Solution

Avoid Paralysis by Analysis

Relentless Forward Motion

Another Reason to Read a Book

Courage, Resilience and Love

The Marathon’s Greatest Challenge

Not Every Day is a Good Day

Success Isn’t Easy

The Wonder of It All

Thank You’s Still Work

The Key to Tough Decisions

Answering the Age Old Question

Searching for Good

Finding Strength in Differences

Re-finding Your Voice

One Letter at a Time

Dream – Plan – Do

Sometimes a Little is a Lot

Talk to the Person Next to You

What’s Your Process?

Setting Small Goals

Diplomacy Through Laughter

Give Thanks by Giving Happiness

The Power of Rituals

What’s Next?

Slow Down, Then Stop

Running After Dreams

Mules as Role Models

Taking Care

The Power of Passion

Show a Little Respect

Choose to Reduce Stress

Improving the Self You Accept

Taking Chances

Don’t Forget to Rest

Expect More from Yourself

Why I Look Toward the Future…With a Smile (Take 3)

Why I Look Toward the Future…With a Smile (Take 2)

Why I Look Toward the Future…With a Smile

Choosing Civility

What is Typical?

Just Getting Started

Choose with Power

Increase Joy by Sharing Joy

The Best Seat in the Bar

Start Selling

It Takes a Team

Dreams for the Future

Rest, Relax and Recharge

Successful Failures

A Kind Deed a Day

Reasons, Not Excuses

Success Takes Time

Attempt Precedes Success

It’s Okay to Not Know

Sound Concern, Not Needless Worry

What Can You Afford?

Adapting to Complexity

Finding Another Way

Time Passages

A Good Book by a Good Man

The Awards You Don’t Receive

Strength in Truth

Unexpected Wisdom

Your Actions Matter

Unhappy Endings and Hopeful Beginnings

A Moment to Remember

One of the Secrets to Success

The Goal of Goals

Choosing Happiness

Keep Chipping Away

Preparing for the Unexpected

Avoiding Risk Means Avoiding Success

A Smile

Trust is Worth the Risk

Ideas From Outside Ourselves

Start With Success in Mind

Work the Problem

Data and Decisions

The Goal of Goals

Global Encounters Stress Universal Similarities

Seek Wisdom through Experience

Benign Neglect

Say “I will…”

No Limits

Start with a Dream

Seek Out Commonalities

The Human Connection

Going the Extra Step Pays

When the Going Gets Tough, Get Some Rest

Plain, Honest Men

Create the Right Conditions

The Kindest Priest

The Value of Values

Calm Critique

Believe in Others

Don’t Give Up

Be Interested, Not Interesting

Dreams and Action

Be the Comeback Kid

Books, Lovely Books

The Benefits of a Positive Attitude

Change Is

No One Has All the Answers

The Right Thing to Do

Resist Conformity

Another Milestone

No Friends Like Old Friends

Ignore the Rules at Your Own Risk

Beware the Easy Answer

Listen to the Silence

The Power of Focus

Small Gifts , Powerful Impact

Follow the Process

Walk the Talk

Study Your Schedule

Lessons for Leaders; Uniform Not Required

Continuous Improvement

Forgetting Fears

Be Proud of Your Passions

New Beginnings

Know Thy Customers

Unexpected Gifts

There May Be Another Way


Remember the Past

Rank and Responsibility

Are These Seats Taken?

Worth the Effort

The Power of Wonder

Who Do You Believe?

Taking the Next Step

Thankful Every Day

Looking Back, Yet Moving Forward

Pursuing Ideals

Veterans Day

Slowing Down

The Right Way to Start the Day

The Double-Edged Sword of Technology

The Most Important Voice

The Past Meets the Present

Your Job Isn’t You

Gifts to Strangers


Balanced Consumption

Questions and Answers

Challenges are Good


Do the Impossible

Gaining from a Loss

National Postal Customer Council Day, 2011

Time to Think

The Joy of Professionalism

Strength and Beauty

Finding Your Path

Focusing on One Side of a Problem Gets You Halfway There

Being Open to Possibilities

Beauty All Around Us

What is Success?

Back to Basics

Enjoy the Success, Briefly

Enjoying the Effort

What Else Can I Learn?

When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar

Seeing the Future

Slowing Down in a Fast-Paced World

Seeing Things Differently

They Can Handle the Truth

Stop Doing That!

Individual Improvement through Teamwork

No Limits

What Are You Waiting For?

Living History

Seeking Courage

A Somber Reminder

First Do No Harm

Supporting Yourself

Awareness, Not Fear

One Mouth, Two Ears

The Color of Day

Doing Right

The Past as Prologue

Patience or Pleasure?

Ask Questions

National Postal Forum - Initial Thoughts

Still Seeking Knowledge

The People Who Matter

You Might Be Wrong

Small Town Government Employees at Work

Teamwork Works

There's Options to E-mail

Setbacks as Stepping Stones

How to Measure Success

It Is Your Job

Where Are You Starting From?

Don’t Forget to Laugh

Time, the Great Equalizer

A Time for Awareness

What's a Photocopier?

The Lists

Helping Others in Times of Crisis

Take the Time to Do Things Right

Preparations through Plans

First Fool Yourself

Skills are Applied Knowledge

Who Do You Want to Become?

Choosing Your Focus

Kindness Counts

Be Wary of Decisions When You’re Tired

You Are The Solution

Go Further

Run To Home Base 9k

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Birthday Mr. Edison

Promoting Progress

Wander and Wonder

Decisions, Decisions

Be Not Afraid

Finding a Foil

Are You Sure You Know What You Know?

Different Types of Opportunities

Who’s Better Than You?

When All Else Fails, Stay Calm

Persistence Counts

Build Upon the Right Memories

How Old Are You?

Quality Lasts

Let's Get Started

Looking Back – Part 3 of 3

Looking Back - Part 2 of 3

Looking Back – Part 1 of 3

Worth Reading – The Mesh

It’s Not What They Meant, But It Does Make You Think…

Overlooking the Obvious

Send Some Flowers...Today

Prevailing Against the Odds

No Limits

Good Ideas Come From Anywhere

What's Your Ability?

Thinking on Thanksgiving

Going a Step Beyond

You Don’t Have to Like Hard Work, But You Do Have to Work Hard

I Watch Television and Am Proud Of It

Farthest North

Choose Your Partners Wisely

Happy Veterans Day

Optimism Is Just Part Of The Approach

Today Just Might Be a Great Day

A Good Friend is Recognized for Being A Good Friend

Virtual Groups, Real People

What Are Your Priorities?

Impact All Your Tomorrows – Today

You Can Be Great

Delivering Great Service – and My Luggage

Do CEO’s Read Books?

Be Quiet

Do What You Love…If You Dare

Inspiration from Many Friends

Actions Add Volume to Words

Worth Reading: “Know-How”

Effort Counts

Dream for Next Year, Plan for Tomorrow, and Act for Today

Where Are You Looking?

Two Simple Words

Nobody’s Perfect

Changing Attitude Through Action

Make Sure Your Actions Add Value

Nothing’s Changed

You Don’t Always Have To Be Right

Being Proud Of Where You Work

Dreams and Time Management

It's About More Than Just The Food

Real World Rules in the Digital World

How Old Do You Feel?

Being Thankful Tomorrow

How Do You Deal With a Disappointed Customer?

Coaches Are A Great Resource

Little Surprises Make the Difference

Not Dead Yet

Do You Have to Bark?

Thank You's Matter

Innovations in Energy

Business is Personal

Who's Smarter - You or Your Vendor?

USPS Fall Sale

These Guys Get It

Any Good News on the USPS?

Let's Get Started

Small Conferences - The Way of the Future?

A Run in Maine in the Rain

The Lobsterman

A Day Off

Referrals, the best introduction to a prospect

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