Simply Service was launched in 2013 with a broad focus to include the philanthropic, volunteer and relationship aspects of service. I thank you for being a part of that vision as a frequent reader and subscriber. Your comments, support and questions shaped my life in many ways. After much reflection, Simply Service will be officially … Continue reading A new season for Simply Service.
Last week, my husband and I took a cruise to celebrate our anniversary. We love traveling together and enjoy being on a cruise ship. This year, we choose to travel on one of the largest ships in the sea. It was massive and had a number of features we had not experienced on previous cruises. … Continue reading Four questions to ask your friends (or anyone you want to know better).
“Nothing will change if nothing changes” -Unknown We know the world needs our help, but it can be hard to know where to start. Start here. Some of the items on the list below are easy and some are a bit harder. Some of the items will take you 30 seconds to complete and others will … Continue reading Wish the world was a better place? Here are 100 things you can do about it.
What a great month! In just the last few weeks, I had Mother’s Day, my wedding anniversary and last night we celebrated the 10th wedding anniversary of family friends. It was a joyous expression of their love and commitment. So much so that my feet are still hurting from all the dancing. Anniversaries give us a … Continue reading Four anniversaries you probably aren’t celebrating, but should be.
Disclaimer: I realize that candidly discussing what limits our ability to care about social justice risks offending someone. You may read my thoughts below and think I’m grossly misinformed and misguided. You may think I’m oversimplifying, missing key points or “missing the boat” completely. I understand that and will admit that this list is far from … Continue reading What stops reasonable, good-hearted people from caring about injustice and social unrest?
Spring cleaning is usually a good time to rid your surroundings of unnecessary clutter. It’s also a good time to think about what “enough” looks like for you. When you have enough it allows you to reallocate some of your money from buying new things to saving for financial security, creating new experiences and investing in the greater … Continue reading How much is enough? When to hold on and when to let go.