Category Archives: love

Happy Valentine’s Day… or Generosity Day


Valentine’s Day is about love. But what if it was about something bigger than you an a sweetheart? What if it was about being generous with everyone you meet?

This video shows why we should rebrand Valentine’s Day as Generosity Day, and create a Generosity Revolution:

Take the Generosity Day pledge!

We’re rebooting Valentine’s Day as Generosity Day: one day of sharing love with everyone, of being generous to everyone, to see how it feels and to practice saying “Yes.” Let’s make the day about love, action and human connection — because we can do better than smarmy greeting cards, overpriced roses, and stressed-out couples trying to create romantic meals on the fly.

Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile

What we count is as important as the amount we count

Chip Conley speaks at the TED conference

Great refresher course on Abraham Maslow and how he might have changed his pyramid had he lived longer:


We’ve been using metrics that count the lowest levels of Maslow Hierarchy rather than the things that really matter to most of us today.

We only can manage what we measure.. so let’s measure what is really important

What should we be measuring Gross National Happiness (GNS)?

please leave a comment with what you think matters.. and how to count it

If Pigs Could Fly…

You never know where you’ll find inspiration, so I look for it everywhere.

My friend Dr. Ben Mack has been spreading good energy and reminding us the love is the answer


I always smile when I hear this, remembering a favorite poster from my youth.. but got thinking how love is the answer to many, if not all of life’s questions.

It certainly has been the answer to questions about relationship in business. Yes, loving customers, partners, vendors, co-workers has an ROI (return on investment).. I get more done, have more fun, and feel good all day long when I answer questions about people with “how can we love more?”

Imagining a Better World of the Future

Let’s combine this with a video shared by my friend George Karahalios

Watch the pig flying.. get past the easy question of “how do they get that pig to fly?” and ask yourself “What would be possible if I let it be possible?”

How Can Love Change Our Future?

Let me hear from you. Post your answer to this question in the comments below.

There are no rules. If you feel inspired to say something else, please feel free to post. We want to encourage inspiration and will respond with love.

Imagine your world without limitation. Share the love.

Share This With Anyone That Needs to Smile Today – Make Me Smile

Make me smile.

Take a few minutes now and watch this movie.

Use the buttons to the left to share it with others and make them smile.

I guarantee it will make you smile.

It’s a full story motion picture in just 16 minutes with a story that may make your cry, but will certainly make you smile


You deserve it. You are spectacular

Leave a comment and join the discussion.

Make Me Smile

I found this short film in 2008 and started sharing it. The more I shared it, the more stories we got back about how others were  pointing to this page to share it’s message and make people smile.

Soon I had watched it myself a least a dozen times, and used it in presentations as a social media expert, showing how each of the lines the hero uses are about the length of a tweet on Twitter. Now when I’m asked if Twitter can work, I refer others to this movie. It’s so obvious that big things happen from short messages.

Today, I return and watch it ever month or so, but hardly a day goes by that I don’t share this link with someone. The joy of hearing how others have used short messages like this to turn around a conversation, to uplift a friend or family member, or use a smile to make the day of  a stranger are my real joy.

Share a Smile and Share Your Story Below.

We switched the comment engine on this blog and lost hundreds of comments. Now you can comment and share on Facebook and start your own sharing. Please take a moment to let me know how your short comments and smiles make a smile.