Magic Arms for Emma

Two-year-old Emma wanted to play with blocks, but a condition called arthrogryposis meant she couldn’t move her arms. So researchers at a Delaware hospital 3D-printed a durable custom exoskeleton with the tiny, lightweight parts she needed. Watch to the end to...

Someone Believed In Him & Now He Can Walk Again!

Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own. He accepted this as a fact. After wanting to try yoga and being dismissed by other instructors, he read an article about...

Only You Can Make a Difference

Are you up for making a difference today? Just take a look around you, and find an opportunity to compliment or thank someone for good service or a great attitude. For instance, from a cashier’s point of view this is likely to be the only difference between you...

Numbers Up

Well, finally a few minutes to post one of my validation experiments. The other day I was grocery shopping and stopped at the deli. Although there were 4 clerks there, apparently only one was waiting on customers while the others busily ignored all 10 customers...

Children’s church

My son is 6 years old and not serious about anything! Life is about having fun only. Well if you have ever taught young children in church, you know that there is a very thin line between having fun and having the children actually hear and learn a lesson. Well,...

The Quiz

Try this quiz: Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for...

Validated at Walmart!

Well here’s a switch. I am the one taking The Validation Experiment™ 30 Day Challenge and someone else took the time and effort to show me and one of my sons kindness. We were at Wal-Mart picking up a few things and decided to add a couple sodas and a candy bar....

Invisible Joy

In the middle of an ordinary everyday moment, sitting in the living room putting on my boots, I glanced across the room at one of the game system consoles that the kids use. There were no controllers plugged into it, and staring straight back at me were 4 oversized...

5 Ways To Make Your Child Feel Special

Children are so fragile. They need so much encouragement. If you have independent kids like I do, it is so easy to forget how much they need you when they’re constantly trying to tell you that they don’t. In the day to day ‘trying to get by’ it...

Encourage Someone To Be Their Best

One of the greatest responsibilities we have is to support ourselves and others in living at our highest and best. Whether we’re parents, friends or leaders, it’s incumbent upon us to help others to live as close to their unique potential as we can. With...