“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the going gets tough, do you stand up for yourself? For others? Or do you blend in to the sea of monotony and mindlessly conform to the standards set by others? In the face of injustice, do you cower in fear or bellow at the top of your lungs to be heard? What is it that you stand for? What do you believe?

This subject hits home for me especially in the wake of the Armenian Genocide (remembered on April 24th and every day of my life), and pardon me if I may interject a plea of urgency to promote a movie here: go see “The Promise!” This film is about injustice, faith, love, war, hatred, and good vs. evil.

What is the measure of a man/woman to you? To me, it’s doing the right thing when no one is looking, being true to your heart, being truthful even/especially when it stings, the epitome of being decent – this is what I believe and what I stand for.

March for justice on April 24, 2017:





In the hustle and bustle of daily life it is often easy to forget what’s really important to us. It’s really crucial to find time to press pause every once in a while for self reflection and to just process.

Today I woke up with a little groggy feeling that forced me to slow down and really think about what I’ve been doing for others lately and I’ve found the best answer – I’ve just been myself: caring, open, honest, and lending a hand. Something as simple as that can go a long way in life, make a lasting impression, form a lasting bond, a meaningful relationship between coworkers, friends, family, strangers, etc.

When was the last time you stopped to smell the roses? Perhaps slowing down means reading a few interesting blog posts to you. Kudos to you, then! And as always, thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to press pause today!