Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Friendship, Influence, kindness, Purpose

Intentional Kindness

Kindness is a trait that comes naturally to some. It is one that can be easily and intentionally practiced so others are impacted by your thoughtfulness. A fruit of the Spirit is kindness, or lovingkindness. It is a characteristic of God, and He develops this trait in us so we can be more like Him.… Continue reading Intentional Kindness

Character, Excellence, Friendship, Influence, kindness, Purpose

Unexpected Kindness

What a blessing it is for people to express their kindness! People randomly provide food, clothing, a mowed lawn, or a paid coffee for the next person in line. Unexpected gifts of kindness. Several days are recognized to specifically encourage kindness. World Kindness Day is November 13. Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on… Continue reading Unexpected Kindness

Boldness, Character, Excellence, Family, Freedom, Friendship, Influence, Purpose, Vision

Our Nation’s Connection

July 4, 1776: The birth of the United States as a nation. This date is important because of the vision of our forefathers. They fought for many freedoms for their families and future generations that occupy this nation, and they continue to connect their lives to ours. One way they continue to impact lives is… Continue reading Our Nation’s Connection

Character, Discipline, Excellence, goal, Influence, Purpose, Vision

Excellence is a Process

Welcome to Connections2Excellence! We continue our series on connecting bridges to the pursuit of excellence. Thank you for joining! As we look at bridges, we notice their unique design. Bridges are quite individual to their area and purpose. Some may be seen as chaotic or serene. Yet, their purpose remains the same: the pursuit of… Continue reading Excellence is a Process

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Freedom, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

Bridges of Heroes

Image: WordPressAccording to Merriam-Webster, a hero is “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities, one who shows great courage, an object of extreme admiration and devotion.” As you consider this definition, who comes to mind? It may be a superhero, a character in a movie or book, or a celebrity. It may be someone… Continue reading Bridges of Heroes

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Freedom, Friendship, Influence, Purpose

What’s Your Story?

One of the things I most enjoy is hearing life stories. Stories of someone's parents and their families. Stories surrounding where they were born and where they lived. Stories about their own families and how they met the love of their life. And stories they seem most excited to share—their children and grandchildren. Everyone has… Continue reading What’s Your Story?

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Freedom, Friendship, Influence, Purpose

The Power of Influence

Welcome to connections2excellence where we connect life to a pursuit of excellence! Image: WordPress An interesting thing about influence: Sometimes you may not realize you are making an impact on someone until some time, even years, later. Recently, I heard a story of someone who thought he blew it with a team. Years later, a… Continue reading The Power of Influence

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Friendship, goal, Influence, Purpose, Vision

Lessons from St. Patrick

St. Patrick's Day was celebrated this weekend by so many around the world. I found it interesting the history of St. Patrick and the day in which we celebrate his life. Though the day has become commercialized in many respects, the purpose for which he has been honored is admirable. St. Patrick was kidnapped and… Continue reading Lessons from St. Patrick

Boldness, Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose, Vision

Faith Markers

We recently relocated to a new area where there are a lot of historical markers. (And, yes, I stop and read the information at each one, so it will take a while for me to see and appreciate them all.) Why are these markers highlighted? What is the significance of each one that makes them… Continue reading Faith Markers