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Caroline the Compassionate

Caroline the Compassionate

Few of the blogs I write get a more positive response from readers than the features about exceptional service provided by teammates like Darnell the Mover, The Flying Lullaby, or Amy the Balloon Lady. I cross paths with these types of “good teammates” all the time,...

Holding the Flashlight

Holding the Flashlight

My family had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year, but the chaos of the holiday season put our house in a state of wreckage. My daughters were on break from school and seemed to take it upon themselves to play with every toy they owned. Between the rediscovery...

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

We’ve been fortunate to build a loyal following on social media and have seen that following grow again this year. Our “teammates” enjoy the inspirational thoughts we post each day, and we enjoy sharing the message. Many followers have found our daily posts to be an...

10 Christmas Movie Good Teammates

10 Christmas Movie Good Teammates

Merry Christmas! No deep reading this week, just a fun, lighthearted list to spread a little holiday joy. Here are ten famous Christmas movie good teammates: (*Feel free to debate among yourselves…) 10. Sergeant Al Powell (Reginald VelJohnson) Die Hard Whether Die...

Chipless Motivation

Chipless Motivation

Disney has been busy. Last month the company launched their Disney+ streaming service. This month, they opened Rise of the Resistance—the new Star Wars themed ride at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. And this week, they release the much-anticipated final...

Lockdown Logic

Lockdown Logic

Last week, I had an opportunity to attend a freshman English class at a high school where I was speaking. Midway through the class, the principal’s voice came over the school’s intercom, announcing the commencement of a “lockdown” drill. I have visited lots of schools...

Playing Out of Position

Playing Out of Position

Of all the unpleasant things I’ve heard parents utter from the bleachers at youth sporting events, I find one phrase to be the most unsettling: “He/She is playing him/her out of position.” The “he/she” being the coach, and the “him/her” being that parent’s child. I...

Why Are You Thankful?

Why Are You Thankful?

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for reflection. It’s the ideal occasion for us to pause and think about what we’re thankful for in our lives. Some families have a tradition of gathering around the dinner table and stating what each member is thankful for before they...

Useful Sports Clichés

Useful Sports Clichés

You either love sports clichés or you hate them. I happen to love them. I think sports clichés add to the aura of sports and amplify the excitement of games. I am especially fond of sports clichés that apply to being a good teammate. Here are twenty classic sports...

Selfishness Awareness

Selfishness Awareness

I was eating breakfast at a McDonald’s when I noticed a situation developing outside. The highway department was doing construction on the street in front of the restaurant and had blocked off several lanes with orange cones. The lane closures were congesting traffic....

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