Posts Tagged ‘cherished’

I Felt I Belonged to the World

August 26, 2014

Businessman and philanthropist Bill Austin

Businessman and philanthropist Bill Austin






Businessman and philanthropist Bill Austin said something very profound when I interviewed him for a story in Twin Cities Business. He told me:

As a young man, I felt I belonged to the world, but I didn’t know what that meant.






Austin, who was a teenager when he experienced that epiphany, grew to embody that statement. Today, in his early seventies, he leads overseas missions for teams from his company, Starkey Hearing, ten months out of the year to provide free (more…)

Love Is Like a River

November 18, 2011

Photo by Preston Palmer (brovadoweddings.com)





Joining hands, spiritual partners step into the world together, certain only that no matter what comes their way, they will not be alone in facing it.




Love does not consist in gazing at (more…)

Feeling the Sun From Both Sides

November 16, 2011

A romantic relationship will continue to flourish as long as both participants feel loved and cherished.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott



While both partners cherish their time together, they respect each other as individuals who need time alone to reflect, recharge, and relate to the world on their own terms in their own way.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and (more…)

Calling All Parents!

August 10, 2011

This morning in the gym, I got to talking with a young guy named Matthew who is two months away from becoming a first-time father. I asked if he was interested in hearing about some wonderful ways to deepen and celebrate the experience of parenthood. He was, so I shared with him a few of these parent-friendly posts:

Click here to learn how and why to capture all the (more…)

One More Pitch

August 15, 2008

Eight-year-old Erin and me playing baseball in our front yard

I’ve heard so many men, including some good friends of mine, say that they didn’t spend enough time with their kids while they were growing up because they were so focused on their career. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a tragedy of epic proportions.

One of the things I am proudest of in my life is that I have no regrets about how much time I spent with my daughter, Erin. The many happy times we shared, and the knowledge that she felt—and still feels at 29—unconditionally loved and cherished, is far more valuable than the big bank account I might have had if I had been more focused on making money instead of memories.

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