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Category Archives: Encouragement

Live Your Life

Norman Vincent Peale said, “Live your life and forget your age.” Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine that you have nothing. Then, open your eyes and look around. A barking dog, a crying baby, and yes, even […]

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The Day Helen Keller Met Charlie Chaplin

This has to be one of my favorite pictures of all-time.
It was taken at the Chaplin Studios in Hollywood in late 1918, during the filming of Sunnyside. 
Ms. Keller communicated with Chaplin by reading his lips with her hands, as she felt […]

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The Wisdom of Rocky Balboa

“You see this guy here? That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face. I believe that’s true in the ring, and I think that’s true in life. Now show me something.” ~Rocky Balboa to Adonis Johnson in […]

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The Children of the World Project

 
As my radio alarm clock went off, one morning in March of 1985, I was awakened by the pure voice of a child singing the words, “We are the world. We are the children.” In my groggy state, I remember […]

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A Surprise Marriage Proposal at TEDxSanAntonio!

Screen shots from Amy Zhang’s family cell phone as they watched LIVE in China!
Recently, I had the honor of emceeing the official TEDxSanAntonio event, held at the RackSpace Theater, featuring 16 of the most remarkable speakers you will ever experience.
(TEDx is […]

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5 Truths Learned from Living the Walt Disney Philosophy

Getting to work for The Walt Disney Company was a dream-come-true I will never forget. Looking back, I realize that I was living proof of Mr. Disney’s wise and timeless words.
Walt Disney Truth #1 “All our dreams can come true […]

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The History of Happy

As long as beings have been human, the idea of being happy has both eluded and delighted those in pursuit.
Perhaps, exploring the origin of the word, will better help us to know how to find it!
In the late 14th century […]

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Drive Gratefully!

The next time you’re stuck in traffic, think about this..
There’s much to be said about being able to view the world with appreciative eyes. Every convenience we have would be so magnified if we could go back 100 years.
An old […]

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How Feel Better In Life

“Someone on the other side of the world was hurting inside and somehow they found me.”
That is how I felt one night when I read the words that someone had Googled in search of comfort. My inspire-tainment site, SonnyRadio.com was […]

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The Faces of Gratitude

Since 1997, it has been my honor to connect generous, caring individuals, companies and groups with the low-income families and seniors served by the Sonny Melendrez Community Center located in San Antonio’s West Side.
Here is a glimpse of our Annual […]

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