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“Our responsibility is to be good stewards of that life while they are in our care.” Bob Chapman

Wow, I am BLOWN away by this guy. I benefit from his podcast and now a movie looks like it is in the works.  He inspires me and just wanted to share with  you.

 

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Bob’s site www.trulyhumanleadership.com

 

 

Parents, Don’t Let Kids Drink at Your House

This may be a touchy subject for some parents, but this video (below) prompted me talk about many parent’s decision to allow under-legal-age children to drink alcohol in their home. I encourage parents to really think this through and consider how this decision scales as well as it’s alignment with your family’s values.

When you allow (read: encourage) under-age drinking, what will you say when your children engage in a different illegal activity you find reprehensible?

Under age drinking in my house? Not on my watch!

For more information on under age drinking visit KidsInTheHouse.com.

 

A Time to Honor America’s Heroes

I would like to express my gratitude to the families and all men and women who currently serve and have served in our Armed Forces. MEMORIAL-DAY-Soldier

We live and work in a country that would not be possible if it were not for the sacrifices of countless people and it is good and appropriate to remember them.

So, as you go about enjoying Memorial Day weekend, please take time to honor those who gave us the opportunity to do so in the first place.

Happy Memorial Day and God Bless America!

Joe

 

Looking for the Best Gift Ever? Interview Your Loved Ones Before It’s Too Late

If you are looking for the PERFECT gift – here it is:

 

Interview loved ones before it is too late.

Honor key people in your life with the simple (and enjoyable) act of an interview.

When? Do it now.

Why? Because someday it will be too late – and you’ll regret it forever.

Who?

  • Your mother
  • Father
  • Spouse
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Friends
  • Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
  • Former teachers and coaches

Ask them about:

  • Fond memories
  • Their values
  • Lessons learned
  • Their loved ones
  • Favorite things
  • Regrets
  • Anything!

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They will enjoy it as much as you!

Here are some excerpts from an interview with my 88 year old father

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And my brother and sister. And my cousins. And my children. And their children who have not yet been born …

What do you remember most about your father?

(A ‘fish’ story unlike ones you’ve heard before.)


What do you remember most about your mother or grandmother?

(A spoiled child figures out what is for breakfast.)


How would you describe your brother?

(Uncle Jack was one of a kind.)


 What have you learned about other people?

(Don’t judge a book by its cover.)


 What memories do you have from growing up?

(“No job too big for me.” Mike talking about horses as a young man near present-day Vail, Colorado.)


 I will never regret interviewing my father

And it only took a few minutes.

However, you may regret NOT interviewing someone.

Please, for your sake and theirs – interview them.

When?

When would NOW be a good time?

Alzheimer’s and my own ignorance makes it impossible for me to interview my mother now. It’s too late. I missed countless opportunities to interview her when she was lucid and healthy. It would have only taken a few minutes. I am writing this post to help you avoid making the same mistake.

Sincerely,

Joe

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