“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.”

“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.”

—Chinese Proverb

Image from Unsplash by Elizabeth Dalling

Most evenings my wife Wendy and I watch the ABC nightly news with David Muir to get our update on world events. The final segment, America Strong, is usually uplifting, with selected individuals or groups demonstrating their compassion, empathy, and generosity to others in their communities.

A wonderful result of these examples of giving is how happy and satisfied all parties are through these exchanges.


Who are the most generous givers in your communities? How can and will you acknowledge and give a part of your self back to these special folks. Don’t be surprised if doing so leaves behind a sweet, satisfying feeling in you.


the potency of praise

“There is no verbal vitamin more potent than praise.”

—Dr. Frederick B. Harris, Neurosurgeon

imge of a "praise pill" in a hand

How high of a priority is your health?

What are your daily habits related to exercise, nutrition, and your overall well-being? Do you eat any of the super-foods identified in my post titled You Are What You Eat? How about your use of supplements and a multivitamin to keep all things working optimally?

When it comes to quality relationships and supporting others in pursuing and being their very best, praise packs a potent level of empowerment.


Where and with whom would it be most deserved, or make the biggest difference, to offer far more praise and acknowledgement of others in your worlds?

Also see this post from a few weeks ago.