Gratitude Is…

For the last year, I have began my mornings and ended my day with a prayer of gratitude. I learned this practice from the book The Secret and The Magic written by the best selling author Rhonda Byrne. Thank You Rhonda for your works and teaching me that through the simple act of being grateful,… Continue Reading


To Let Go…

A child is never to young to begin pursuing their dreams. My soon to be double digit, 10-year-old son has developed a passion for videography. Over the summer, I decided to test him and see if he could use his creativity towards productive ends. I want to introduce my son’s first videography creation. He will… Continue Reading


The Importance of Dreams

Today, I write from the 56th story of a hotel that only 5 years ago I would call a dream. For my birthday, I am staying in a luxury suite, and enjoying a wonderful cup of coffee with my lovely wife on my 43rd year of life. Dreams come true with the pursuit of vision,… Continue Reading


Gratitude: Dr. Tom Explores the Do as I Say, Not as I Do Phenomenon

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John F. Kennedy

Gratitude is much more than giving thanks. It is living by the words we speak. This is especially true when it relates to working with the next generation.

So many times, I see a culture of “Do as I say, Not as I Do!” Really, what is this truly about? In order to teach the next generation, we must live by the words we speak.