Do You Work To Live, Or Live To Work?
This is a pretty creative video, but also an important message about life. Check it out and get a reality check on balancing your personal and work time. Don’t be afraid of or feel guilty for taking time off – you’ve EARNED it!
All The Lives She Saved Came Back To Thank Her!
Renee, a NICU nurse in Marietta, Georgia treats each baby in her care like it’s her own child. Sometimes we just do our jobs and don’t realize the real difference we make, and that’s the case with Renee, so they made sure she knew…
House With a Heart – Retirement Home for Senior Pets!
Meet Sherry Lynn Polvinale, an amazing woman! She founded House with a Heart, a unique retirement home for senior pets to live out their final years surrounded by love and companionship. Some were discarded by their owners who just didn’t want to care for them anymore.
Your Everyday Vocabulary – Three Words to Happiness
Dr. Michael “Woody” Woodword discusses three words you can remove from your vocabulary to live a happier life. It’s really pretty simple, yet so profound. Are you up for the challenge?
We All Need Somebody To Lean On
Like the song says: We all need somebody to lean on. Think of three people you know you can lean on. Then share this song with a simple note that says, “Thanks for being there. I’m here for you too!” It may be just what they need to hear!
Random Act of Kindness – The $10,000 Stale Cupcakes!
YOUR MISSION: DO A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS. Here’s some inspiration: A struggling baker in Australia gets a wonderful and much deserved surprise from a local radio station. — Share this to inspire Random Acts of Kindness!
Little Girl With Old Soul Teaches Us All A Lesson
It’s amazing how much kids learn from listening to all that happens around them. They repeat our phrases, mimic our behaviors, and they become little versions of their parents. But sometimes this happens and it leaves you wondering…
Give People A Path To Help, And They’ll Show Up!
A 75 year old man worked on his roof for 3 months. A social media post helped him get in done in 3 hours! Yes, there are lots of people in this world who still care about helping others and paying it forward.
Steps To Self-Love: Courage, Vulnerability, Acceptance
We’ve all been told that you can’t truly love someone else until you love yourself. That sounds simple, but it can actually be very difficult. Self-love takes courage, and what this woman did takes a fearlessness that doesn’t come easy!
Starting A New Life At 81 – You Just Never Know!
They were high school sweethearts, and now after 62 years they’re reuniting. If you’re wondering what life has to offer, know that with a little patience and a positive attitude something will come along, and all you’ll have to do is say “yes!”.
A Great Act Of Sportsmanship That’s A Lesson For All!
It’s heartwarming to see such an unselfish act of compassion and kindness. After you watch this please share it with any kids in your life. Let this be an inspiration for them on how to act if they’re ever presented with the opportunity.
Saying “I Love You” Without Using The Word “Love” Is Powerful!
Think about someone you love – and it doesn’t have to be romantically – then think about why. Now this is the powerful part… share those thoughts with them! Watch this couple share their thoughts, then try it yourself and you’ll see…
Are You Your Own Worst Critic? Try This!
Watch this… and then try it! Most of us are harder on ourselves than any of those around us. How do you think others would rate you? Have you ever asked for an honest opinion? Try it! You’ll be surprised.
A Dog’s Lesson – Fall In Love With A Person’s Spirit
They don’t love what you look like, they love the essence of who you are… your spirit. This video is an example of that and it’s also a beautiful story to inspire people to become organ donors. It’s touching people all over the world because…
Man Plants Four Miles Of Sunflowers To Honor His Wife
It is a beautiful thing to be loved so deeply that your husband plants a 4-mile stretch of your favorite flowers on a road in town for travelers to enjoy every day. You never know the effect you may leave on those around you, so…
God Gives Us A Talent For A Reason – What’s Your’s?
We all have our talents. When was that last time you used yours to do something good? Every talent becomes greater when you use it for good. Here’s a great example of a simple idea with action behind it. What’s your version?
Red Marbles – The Story Of One Man’s Life
We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. This man made a difference to 3 boys in a gentle and unassuming way. We should all be so lucky to have these opportunities in life.
When Life Gives You Lemons, BE Lemonade!
This little lamb changed that saying from “make” to “be” by working hard to overcome a physical disability. It’s a wonderful lesson in caring and persevering, and how a little bit of love can make a whole lot of difference!
To Kids: You Show Me Your Friends, I’ll Show You Your Future
This is one of the most compelling presentations ever to get kids on the right track. If you have children or grandchildren who are struggling in life, please share it with them. Marc Mero is such an inspiring speaker and his powerful message…
Epic Fail: Obedience Edition – Failure Isn’t Just OK, It’s Necessary!
The secret to making failure work FOR you instead of AGAINST you is to keep trying. We all fail sometimes… some just do it in a more memorable fashion than others. 😉
To This Autistic Girl, “Daddy” Has A Different Meaning
This three-year-old autistic child’s mother was concerned about other plane passengers’ reactions if her behaviors became challenging. It turned out, she didn’t need to worry at all, thanks to the kindness of a stranger!
We Appreciate Life More Through The Eyes Of A Child!
I guarantee you’ll smile at this baby’s first reaction to rain. This video is a great reminder to look at life through the eyes of a child and appreciate the little things.
A Run Through The Rain – Putting Risk In Perspective
When was the last time you ran through the rain? As risks go it’s not a big one, but it may be just the one you need. Taking risks is the only way to move forward, and each time you learn, adjust, and are more prepared for the next one.
Is There Another Life Sleeping Inside You?
This is one of the most inspirational poems and videos I’ve ever seen! With lines like “I know that trying to be more than I am is who I am”, it’s message completely resonates with the Begin with Yes theme.
Imagine If We Could All See Things This Way?
Have you found your magic glasses? You really never know what others are going through. Watch this video and remember its message the next time you see people on the street. If you practice compassion and understanding, your days will get better and your life will be less stressful.
Life’s Too Short To Not Dance Like No One’s Watching!
When do we lose the ability to dance like no one is watching? It’s really not that big of a risk and it’s too important not to! Let little Audrey provide some inspiration, then dance along. You’ll feel great!
Baby Elephant Sets Wonderful Example On How To Find Friends!
We all need friends, and sometimes we find them in unlikely places. This baby elephant is a great example of trying to make new friends. Watch this and you’ll see what I mean… it’s worth it!
The Same Mary
Hear “The Same Mary”, written by Kathy Hussey, a beautiful tribute to her grandmother. You can click on the pic to hear the song, and if you enjoy it you can hear more like it and get free downloads at The Moore Center's website for it's elderly programs, Moore Options for Seniors. Just look for the “Life in the Years” compilation.
The Most Adorable Fail Ever, But She Succeeded In Trying!
The only way to succeed is to fail. NO ONE GETS IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! So please, don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try! WATCH THIS AND BE INSPIRED.
Conquer Fear With A Leap Of Faith
This talented yet frightful young skier proves to herself she is ready to make the next step, or in this case, the next jump.
The Circle Of Life – We’re All In It Together!
The Begin with Yes Facebook community truly understands the circle of life. We offer our hand to help others and take the hand offered to us when we need a little support and encouragement. Together we have discovered that not only are we stronger, but we are also happier too.
Are You A “Worry About Yourself” Kind Of Person?
THIS IS AN ADORABLE VIDEO! But it also has a great lesson for us adults too. Watch it, then think about the kind of person you are and maybe this will inspire some change.
Angel Impersonates A Dog – Really! Watch Her In Action
I want to come back as this amazing dog in my next life! She takes her job seriously, and what an amazing job she does.
Horses And Autism – You Probably Didn’t Know This!
The nonprofit organization I run helps children and adults with autism. This wonderful video helps people understand some of the issues they face and the important role horses can play in helping them.
No Woman Should Ever Have To Go Through This
This is a powerful PSA about domestic violence that shows a woman who photographed herself every day for a year. Please help share this message to create awareness and give women the courage leave abusive relationships.
A Great Way To Honor Our Fallen Military
When this woman’s son died in the line of duty in Afghanistan, she had no idea what to do. When she held his uniform in her hands, a beautiful idea came to mind.
Let’s Help Our Veterans – Especially Those Whose Battle Is Not Over
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? Our veterans face many challenges. This inspiring video about PTSD inspired me to want to help. Toward that end I’m offering a free copy of Begin with Yes to all veterans and current service members.
To My Facebook Family: “You Are So Beautiful”
If I could sing, I’d sing it to you personally, but some of you would probably ‘unlike’ my page ;-). I offer this to you as my sincere appreciation for the beautiful hearts and souls that have helped create the Begin with Yes Facebook community.
Look For The Good – It’s A Wonderful World!
Share this song to inspire a “Wonderful World!” Whatever you look for, you’ll find, so let this inspire you to look for the good in others. It’s a choice you can make, so choose wisely!
Overcoming Incredible Odds – Turning Hate Into Strength
Her extremely rare congenital disease caused others to stare and make hurtful comments. Instead of dwelling on those comments, she chose to use them as fuel to fulfill a dream.
How Many Times Would You Throw An Ice Cream Cone Before Giving Up?
He makes throwing cones and ice cream look easy, buy you’ll learn his secret – and an important lesson too! Achieving any worthy goal takes many small steps and requires persistence, patience and practice. And the outtakes are great too!
Change Another’s Life And You Change Your Own
THIS WILL TUG AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS! He gives to everyone, and the little surprises that are revealed teach us not to judge who needs our giving, but to be generous to all. Please help share this inspiration!
It’s Never Too Late To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!
Don’t dare tell me that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks! Sure we may slow down a bit, but learning new skills is not just about speed; it’s about attitude, joy and spirit.
Sometimes It’s Better When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Achieving our goals takes a certain amount of risk, and one thing is for sure: without some risk there’s no reward. What risk will you take today?
Your Personal Independence Day! Celebrate Your Success!
Share these fireworks to declare your independence from the old you. What little accomplishment will you celebrate today? Join us in playing Share and Tell!
The Parable Of The Donkey
Read this simple story about learning to let things go. Cultures who teach their children through the stories of elders have deeper values, and valuing the wisdom of the elders creates more respect. We could use more of that today.
I Am An Animal Rescuer
For many who rescue animals it’s a life-long passion and commitment. The sacrifices and love are part of their DNA. Their unconditional love for animals is only matched by the unconditional love the animals offer in return.
Potatoes, Eggs and Coffee Beans
Every day that we live on this earth we make choices. Things happen, we make decisions, and that shapes our life. This short story will help you remember that how we respond is our choice. Choose wisely!
God and Lawn Care
God said to St. Francis: “Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. But now all I see are these green rectangles.”
Pets Tranform Lives
When you rescue or adopt a pet, it is very likely that a part of you will be rescued, too. Maybe you were looking to be rescued, or maybe it will come as a sweet surprise!
What Is Love?
This question has been asked thousands of times, yet we all struggle to put the best answers into practice. They say, “practice makes perfect”, so I thought I’d share my thoughts and ask for yours so we can all get better at being more loving. After all, “love makes the world go ‘round!”
This video is for those of you asked for an update on our new puppy, Toby. I gave him a bath after he came back from playing in the snow and mud at the dog park, and apparently my drying job left a little bit to be desired!
Closets Are for Coats, Not People!
For a long time I thought “the closet” was invented for gay kids, but I now know that I had plenty of company among the coat hangers. As it turned out, it wasn’t just me, but just about everyone I knew had hidden part of who they were in an attempt to please others, meet expectations and be accepted and loved.
Living With a Dream
Can music change your life? This music can! Start with a free download of “This is Just My Day Job”. My goal with Begin with Yes is to inspire people to act, and my new Living With a Dream compilation is about using music to inspire that action. Even a small step or...
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