How's Your Heart in Serving Others with Positively Outrageous Service® https://youtu.be/lhfJh0G49Nc Here's a 2-minute touchpoint on what I find to be the heart of Positively Outrageous Service. How does your heart see your role in serving another with Positively Outrageous Service? (POS). "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" ~ Mahatma Gandhi My mother-in-law, Yvonne, not the most healthiest person when walking, found herself traveling to see us … [Read more...]
A Simple Touch So I Know Where I Am!
For the first time in my life, I spent twenty-two hours in a hospital. Some of the touch points were fantastic, some mediocre and some average. But what irritated me the most was the lack of communication. When you’re in an ER or actually admitted into a hospital, there’s a lot of uncertainty – especially when it’s an undiagnosed illness or infection. Communication is paramount. A week later I’m talking to my friend, Sandi, who spent some considerable time with their child at Texas Children’s … [Read more...]
A Little Potty Humor
The venue was Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. It really is a palace. All sections of the main ballroom were set up just for me. Well, maybe not just for me. According to the giant posters around the room, I was first up followed by First Lady Barbara Bush. I don’t mind telling you, I was a bit full of myself. I was thinking, “Look at me. Small town boy goes to the big city and does good.” I decided to walk down the hall and arrange my hair. I don’t comb it anymore. I just arrange it! A … [Read more...]
Do Americans Need Another Bloody Nose?
In 1955, I made a deal with the furnace that lived in the basement of my grandparents’ house. Our agreement was that if I promised not to venture any further than the basement step, second from the top, ‘it’ would stay in the basement. I never trusted our armistice would hold. So sometimes when my gran cracked the creaky basement door, I would watch from that second step ... but no further ... as she descended into the dark place beneath the house, never quite certain that ‘it’ would give her … [Read more...]
X Marks the Spot
We on our way to a romantic two days at the Texas coast. We had hoped to squeeze in a mini vacation of sorts between the too hot afternoons of late summer and the too cool days of an early fall. Just right… or so we thought. What we hadn’t counted on was a young woman driving northbound who for whatever reason had decided that it was slightly more important to text her mom than it was to stay decidedly in her lane not ours. After the crash my first conscious thought was to check on Buns. … [Read more...]
Ten Modern Commandments
I’ve always wondered why God hasn’t seen fit to send updates for the Ten Commandments. Whenever I have complained, someone always commented that maybe I just wasn’t paying attention. Perhaps God had sent all sorts of revisions and updates and maybe, rather than blaming the Maker of the Universe, I should look in the mirror. So I’ve been watching and so far… nothing. I say my bedtime prayers and slip in the occasional hint that I am still waiting. You don’t want to get too impatient with … [Read more...]