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The Gripe Zone

Everyone spends time in the Gripe Zone! It is your choice whether you Gripe Up or your Gripe Down. Spend 5 minutes with me and watch a little video that I produced for you. I am hoping it will cause you to think and consider which way you spend time in The Gripe Zone.

Let me know when I can do anything for you. Also, I am interested in your thoughts of The Gripe Zone.

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A Call to Compassion

I do not know that I have ever posted something like this talk by Monica Lewinsky? Yet, I just finished watching/listening to one of the bravest, compelling talks about what can happen to a person who makes a bad choice and what compassion from others can do to recover us who have made less than honorable choices.

For some of my readers, this will challenge your value system and moral code, yet I also believe it will touch your compassionate heart in a necessary way. Maybe, you have never made a choice that proved to be foolish and damaging to you and your loved ones, maybe you have never suffered under the weight of shame, yet I believe you have a heart that is compassion sensitive. Genuine compassion opens the gates to conversation which creates connection. It is through authentic connection that transformation takes root and grows.

Listen/watch the entire talk and my hope is that you will hear our need to express compassion through both our written and verbal words.

While listening/watching I am reminded of another woman who was caught in the very act of a bad decision. She was thrown to the feet of the man Jesus and as her accusers waited for His comments, He knelt and ran His finger through the dirt. His comments are filled with wise compassion. He first speaks to the accusers and gives them permission to do as they will based on their own purity. He then ask her where have all your accusers gone, she has no answer? Then, He shows her the way of personal compassion and says go your way and do not do this again. Releases her from the consequences of her unwise and dreadful choice.

Each and everyday I applaud those of you that live compassion towards others. You are the one who make the difference and return the possibility of life to us who have suffered at the hand of our own unwise choices. Most of us have needed compassion from others because of our foolish and unwise choices. Yet, the most powerful compassion may be the compassion you demonstrate to yourself. When you turn your focus from what you did and its consequences, toward what you have learned through it and what you will do differently from now on, you are free to serve others.

Forgiveness is the key. Compassion is the answer. Speak Up for others.

I welcome your thoughts and feelings of love and compassion.

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Undercover Kindness

Triple Win Wednesday through Undercover Random Acts of Kindness



The River Teaches Us the Way to Success

Your brand of Success can be Discovered through learning from the River as it flows to the Ocean

The Gift of Disappointment

June 11, 2014 while having a conversation with the Manager of the Willow Glen Middle School restaurant about various disappointments in our lives, the following thoughts sprung up in my mind. So with about 15 minutes to lunch time I sat and created this video for you.

Yes, You because I know you have faced bitter disappointments in your life. It is my hope that the following thoughts will encourage and empower you to engage your life with a new level of commitment.

We need you.

I am Matt, and I am your friend 🙂

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Launch Out

This a video I produced a while ago, please excuse the smacking of my lips.

When do you travel to the Gripe Zone

Do me a favor, take a look and listen to this video and let me know your thoughts.

Thank you


Do you Gripe up or down?

Take a look and listen to this video and let me know your thoughts?

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The Traveling Soul