Stories

The Lego Letter

The Lego Letter

In the 1970’s Lego sets came with the enclosed letter: To Parents The urge to create is equally strong in all children.  Boys and girls.  It’s imagination that counts.  Not skill.  You build whatever comes into your head, the way you want it.  A bed or a truck.  A doll’s house or a spaceship.  A lot of boys like doll houses.  They’re more human than spaceships.  A lot of gi ...[Read More]

My Kind of Signing Day

My Kind of Signing Day

The contract is simple, straightforward and to the point. It reads: Fighting Irish Fight for Life National Letter of Intent I, _________, accept the invitation to join the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the 2015-16 school year.  By signing this agreement I promise to have fun, fight my hardest, stay strong, and, what though the odds be great or small, with my team at Notre Dame we wil ...[Read More]

We are all Pirates

We are all Pirates

After a 55-7 loss in September 2015, the quarterback of the losing team did a remarkable thing.  William Simpson asked to address the winning team.  The loss was pretty brutal, and usually in losses like that, the quarterback is the one who faces the most scrutiny.  So what made this quarterback want to dole out sage advice and not make excuses for his teams performance? “He tells them that this 5 ...[Read More]

Every Day, Getting Better on Jon Gordon’s team

Every Day, Getting Better on Jon Gordon’s team

A few weeks back Every Day, Getting Better was selected to be part of the Locker Room Launch Team for a new book from Bestselling Author, Jon Gordon (The Energy Bus) and former Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Mike Smith. The book is titled; You Win in the Locker Room First – The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports and Life. For the next week we are going to highlight p ...[Read More]

What’s inside you

What’s inside you

Before his passing – Dr. Wayne Dyer shared one last lesson on his facebook page. The lesson was a reflection of a conversation he had with a young man who attended an I Can Do It conference where Dr. Dyer was preparing to speak.   “If I were to squeeze this orange as hard as I could, what would come out?” Dyer asked him. He looked at me like I was a little crazy and said, “Juice, of cou ...[Read More]

Youth

Youth

Youth Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will,a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of ...[Read More]

Let George Do It

Let George Do It

Let George Do It My name is George.  I’m an all-around handyman, and I’d like you to feel free to use my service for any and all chores, errands, duties which you may be too busy to perform. Anytime there’s anything that needs doing and you’d rather not, you just let George do it. I’ll write to your congressman for you; I’ll write your newspaper editor; I’ll serve on ...[Read More]

Values and Norms

Values and Norms

Values And Norms There is usually a discrepancy between what people consider their values to be and the effective values which direct them and of which they are not aware. In the industrial society, the official conscious values are those of the religious and humanistic tradition: individuality, love, compassion, hope, etc. But these values have become ideologies for most people and are not effect ...[Read More]

This is love

This is love

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.  In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the ide ...[Read More]

Not missing a pitch

Not missing a pitch

Friend of Every Day, Getting Better,  Renee Peggs, recently shared with us one of her latest pieces.  It is a great story on Notre Dame baseball pitcher Cristian Torres.  Torres a recent graduate at Notre Dame, just finished his career as a relief pitcher for the Irish.  The story of Torres is not as much about a baseball player but about a competitor.  Torres was diagnosed with moderate to severe ...[Read More]