joe2Warm Talk in a Cold World

In the 1930s and 1940s, FDR created an element of comfort and warmth for the country with his radio ‘fireside chats’. It helped us get through the uncertainty of the Great Depression and the challenge of World War II. Since then, our society has become more and more demanding. We move around in an accelerated mode – so fast, it’s sometimes hard to catch our breath. To make matters worse, a contagion of coldness has seemed to settle on the world – we sometimes don’t even notice the tear in another’s eye! It is part of our mission in life to notice and to apply a “touch of warm kindness” – and a touch of the Golden Rule – and make a difference where we can. You and us together – yes, that’s one vital part of the stress management mission of this website! That’s why living in a cold world could use a healthy touch of something good, like FDR’s radio fireside chats. Well, here it is – Warm Talk Radio - stay tuned and let it make a difference for you.

The Story of the Starfish

There was a young man walking down a deserted beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. As he approached the old man, he saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. The young man gazed in wonder as the old man again and again threw the small starfish from the sand to the water. He asked, “Old man, why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time.”

The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. “But there must be millions of starfish on this beach!” exclaimed the young man. “How can it make any difference?” The old man looked at the small starfish in his hand and as he threw it to the safety of the sea, he said, “It makes a difference to this one!

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