Archive for March, 2011

The Truman Show

Posted by Sooz on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

At this moment, the warm ocean breeze engulfs me as I sit looking over the beach in Seaside – arguably the prettiest little coastal town in all of Florida. Do you remember the movie The Truman Show with Jim Carey? It was filmed here. This town is perfect – the streets are perfect, the houses [...]

Relentless Love

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, March 27, 2011 | 7 Comments

Bill is our guest writer this week. He hails from Minnesota where he played some serious high school hockey in his day. He enjoys retirement now, but appreciated his years as a high school counselor. He loves to fly and pilots his own plane several times a week. Bill is a consummate gentleman whose goodness inspires us! [...]

My Fox

Posted by Sooz on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | No Comments

Our guest writer, Danielle, is a bright, thoughtful “30 something” woman who inspires us with her unique style of goodness. She works with MusiCares to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. She also teaches psychology at the college level. Here’s her story… I was at a weekend [...]

Wrapping Up Goodness

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, March 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

Every now and then something unexpected happens. A bit of sunshine breaks through into an ordinary day. A little gift comes to cheer you. Maybe a stranger greets you with a generous smile, or your coworker compliments you unexpectedly, someone saves a seat for you, or kindly holds the door. These little offerings of spontaneous [...]


Posted by Sooz on Sunday, March 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

As a teenager growing up in the city, I would regularly escape after school to an abandoned farm just outside of town. I went there alone, to slip the emotional armor required for teenage survival and just be free.  At the farm I would swing on an old tire swing and watch the barn swallows [...]

Ann and the Flood – Part 4 (of a 4 part series)

Posted by Sooz on Monday, March 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

We conclude our 4 Part series, “Ann and the Flood” with some reflection, and some advice from Ann. Many people live their whole lives without knowing what it means to survive a natural disaster. Even more can say they have never had to face what it is to lose everything. Ann has lived through both [...]

“Saving Seats” – The Power of the Place Card

Posted by Sooz on Monday, March 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

Creating a culture of goodness is about making the atmosphere you live in overflow with beauty, trueness, love, and life-giving things. This atmosphere will reflect things that make you and those around you feel known, valued, cherished, and celebrated. With only a little extra effort, you can make the people in your world feel special, [...]