Mom Receives College Diploma at Son’s Graduation

Sharonda Wilson, a graduating senior at Ferris State University, decided to forgo her own graduation ceremonies last Saturday. Why? She decided to attend her son’s graduation at Central Michigan University. Little did she know that the presidents of Ferris State University and Central Michigan University talked earlier in the day on Saturday. They decided that CMU president would surprise her …

“A Responsibility to Help the Community Out” #potholes

Trinnell Scott drove through a pothole and damaged her wheel and axel. Her son, 12-year-old, Monte Scott of Muskegon, Michigan decided to do something about the roads in his own community. Using dirt from his own backyard, he filled up his wheel barrow and spread the dirt in potholes. He didn’t tell his mom or his neighbors. He just went …

U.S. Veteran Finds The Proper Motivation to Finish The Race

Every day in this country about twenty two U.S. veterans commit suicide. Many of these veterans suffer from PTSD and Survivor’s Guilt. Micah Herndon  is one of those veterans. As a marine, Herndon was on patrol in Afghanistan when An I.E.D. exploded underneath his vehicle. Herndon survived, but three of his fellow comrades did not. Herndon decided to channel PTSD …

A Story of Redemption: Tiger Woods

To make a long story short, Tiger Woods had it all. He was probably the most successful and famous athlete in the world in 2008. He had money and endorsements. He was beloved by many and admired by kids. He was married and had two beautiful kids. He was on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all time. …

College Admissions Scandal Follow Up: Does An Apology Matter?

A month has gone by in the College Admissions Scandal. Several high profile parents have pleaded guilty. The most high-profile mother, Felicity Huffman, has pleaded guilty, accepted full responsibility and apologized.  She will be paying fines, back taxes and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. Huffman is asking for no jail time in exchange for her guilty plea. …

Shame on the Parents! And Coaches! And Students! College Admissions Scandal

At least 50 people have been charged by the federal government on charges of fraud and racketeering. This is essentially what happened. Wealthy parents hired Rick Singer of Edge College and Career Network to give their children unfair advantages to get accepted into college. These parents paid big bucks for 1) having others take their SAT, 2) falsifying academic records …

3 Wishes for Ruby’s Residents

“If you could have any three things, what would you want?” Eleven-year-old, Ruby began asking this question to senior-citizens at a nursing home in Arkansas. The responses, she learned, were not that grand. The responses were much more practical. It was usually food-related like Dr. Pepper or sausage or cake. It was also based on needs like bigger shirts, an …

Coach Stops “You Are Ugly” Chant from Student Section

At a recent college basketball game, Maryland fans waited all game for Michigan freshman Ignas Brazdeikis to get to the free throw so they could chant, “You are ugly…You are ugly…” During his first free throw, it was just a few students in the student section. By the time it was the second free throw, the chant had spread throughout …

The Power of Positivity

This is a very powerful video. It is so instructive. I hope we all pay attention. The funny thing is that I don’t know what anyone is saying in the video. I don’t speak Japanese. I don’t know the context of this video. Still, the power of the video is overwhelming. What looks to be a 6-year-old boy (lets call …