Day of Dignity–

So great to work with a group of LDS and Muslim youth to make hygiene and school kits for the homeless. We made about 600 of each! The kits were passed out on 9/11 as a way to commemorate our national terrorism tragedy with an act of #compassionateservice. Shown are the stake president of the Beaverton, Oregon Stake and the leader of the Portland Muslim Social Services.

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Malala Yousafzai–

So inspiring to hear @Malala at the Moda Center last night. Favorite story? When she told about the day she received the #NobelPeacePrize at the age of 15. She had been told to expect a call at 9:30 am at her high school if she won, and when the time came and went, she assumed–as she always expected–that the prize went elsewhere. Then about an hour later school administrators asked her to come to the office. They told her she won! But her first reaction was “I’m so glad I’m not in trouble!”

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Sales training from a 5-year-old–

During our morning walk, a young boy holding a cardboard sign that read “Rocks for Sale” stopped us.

Him: “Do you wanna buy some rocks for 25 cents?”¬†When he says “r” it sounds like “w.”

Me, pulling out my empty pocket: “Sorry, buddy. We left our money at home.”

Him: “Where are you going now?”

Me: “We’re going home.”

Him: “Could you maybe finish your walk and come back with money?”

Me: “How long will you be here?”

Him: “All morning.”

Me: “Okay.”

That, ladies and gentleman is how you close a sale. Of course we went back a half hour later. He wasn’t there, but we took some rocks from a small neat pile and left our money by his abandoned sign on the roadside.

Getting Older–

I’m a little disturbed that my spam is changing from offers for military grade flashlights and work at home options from Google and Facebook, to ads for weight-loss, diabetes cures, support stockings and walk-in bathtubs. What’s up with that?

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