Life Adventures

We Must Always Be Thankful

Each of us has a book inside of us and a story to tell. If I ever say we should be thankful I don’t mean we should be thankful just because we were adopted, and we should not be thankful just because society expects us to feel that way. The word “grateful” has become twisted… Continue reading We Must Always Be Thankful

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FlyUp!, Gallery of Diamonds, Life Adventures, Philosophy, Society

The Four Steps to Positive Change and Success

As a single man, I was attracted to brunettes with shapely curves. Many will agree that, at first glance, its what's on the outside that counts. After all, can you determine if one enjoys nature hikes or Italian food from across a dimly lit room? A fulfilling relationship is one in which humor, conversation, and… Continue reading The Four Steps to Positive Change and Success

Adoption, Amazing Today, Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

To those Who Love Us

Inside the womb, the outside arguments of anger and despair were muffled. I didn't see the pain my birthmother must have experienced while I was protected inside her. During non-violent times, I know she sang to me through the walls of flesh that separated us. In the hospital, the sounds were replaced by the shuffling… Continue reading To those Who Love Us

Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

How Important is a Hug?

For twenty-three years, I have witnessed the loving interactions of tens of thousands of families who have come to Gallery of Diamonds jewelers for the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond experience. As a study in psychology, I would be an expert in describing the many ways mothers and their kids show affection for each other.… Continue reading How Important is a Hug?

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Knowing We Are Loved

When a child knows he or she is loved, they will grow up to do tremendous things. Knowing we are loved is the greatest gift, because it becomes instilled in us our entire lives. It is an immense responsibility to be a parent. We may not realize it, but our kids are watching everything we… Continue reading Knowing We Are Loved

Life Adventures

Know You are Loved

I remember getting choked up watching and old episode of Uncle Phil, where young actor Will Smith performs a scene showing his hurt when his father makes an excuse to walk out of his life again.This scene touched the hearts of millions of people, including Will Smith himself, whose father abandoned him as a teenager.As… Continue reading Know You are Loved