For Men

2003 Father/Son Men's Legacy Weekend

2003 Father/Son Men's Legacy Weekend

Dear Man,

This is my public letter of gratitude to you for the impact you have made on my life.

Thank you, men of my family; you taught me by example, and sometimes in words, how to become the man I have always wanted to be. Specifically:

Thank you, Dad, for all that you’ve given to me in the course of my life. Thank you for being The Hunter who taught me the value of following the traditions of my ancestors. Thank you for being The Fisherman who taught me the meaning of patience, and shared the story of the Taoist Fisherman. Thank you for being The Businessman who taught me how to provide for myself, and those whom I love. Thank you for being The Husband who taught me to respect women. Thank you for being The Brother who taught me to care for other men. Thank you for being The Storyteller who taught me a love of myths, legends and stories. Thank you for being The Philosopher who taught me to think for myself. Most of all, thank you for being The Father who taught me to care for my family and to care for all children. Read more »

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For Women

Dear Woman,

This is my public letter of gratitude to you for the impact you have made on my life.

Thank you, women of my family; you showed me how powerful it can be to really relate to each other.  Specifically:

  • Thank you, Mom, for loving me no matter what from the very beginning. Thank you for being The Giver, and making the holidays a truly special occasion for the whole family; you taught me to cherish time with my family. Thank you for being The Teacher, and teaching me respect and admiration for women; you showed me that women are my partners in the journey of life. Thank you for being The Open-Hearted One; you showed me how to be vulnerable.
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What Kind of Facebook Friend Are You?

add as friend on facebookThe word “friend” has many meanings, and we have many types of friends. The term has taken on new meaning the in the era of social media. So, what kind of friend are you to people in your friend list on social networking sites? What kind of friends are your friends? What does your method of relating to friends say about your depth of friendship? Can social media use friendship to take society to the next level, and how does that relate to how you relate to friends?

Part Three of this series inquires about how we treat our friends on social networking sites. Most people treat each other like acquaintances, fake friends, or something of the like, but not like intimate friends. What if people treated their social networking friends like real friends? Read more »

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Are You a True Friend?

The word friend has many meanings, and we have many types of friends. Friend has taken on new meaning the in the era of social media. So, what kind of friend are you? What kind of friends are your friends? What does your method of relating to friends say about your depth of friendship?

Part Two of this series inquires about what constitutes a true friend. What about your social networking friends? Are you a true friend to them? Are they acting like true friends toward you? Read more »

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Are You a Fake Friend?

The word “friend” has many meanings, and we have many types of friends. The term has taken on new meaning the in the era of social media. So, what kind of friend are you? What kind of friends are your friends? What does your method of relating to friends say about your depth of friendship?

Part One of this series asks about a variety of friends that aren’t really friends. What about your social networking friends? Are you a fake friend to them? Are they acting like fake friends toward you? Read more »

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