Kat 600x450Post written by Kat McDaniel, Chief Innovator at MEDiAHEAD | Marketing Portal Guru | Variable Data Promoter | Analytics Advocate | Explorer

One of those small comforts has come to be Fred Rogers’s famous advice to look for the helpers.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,” Rogers said to his television neighbors, “my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

I attended the 70 over 70 Awards luncheon recently. This event recognized older adults in our community who are doing good works all over our great city.

The event was put on by the Sheperd’s Center whose mission is to help older adults live healthy, engaged and independent lives.

They honored the many outstanding adults who are passionate people and who give their time every day to enhance our community. Thank you Kelly Jander for organizing this wonderful event!

70 under 70Wouldn’t it be helpful if we all worked to make our community better like these older adults through contributions of talent, funds and most precious, our time?

On a personal note…

I’m engaged to a wonderful caring man who gave up his career at 60 to teach in the inner city schools for five years.

He’s inspired all of us at MEDiAHEAD to volunteer in our community and to help people who are less fortunate than we are.

Just knowing him has made me a better person.

Teaching is hard, both physically and mentally. He writes lesson plans every night to make sure he’s prepared for the next day.

And it can be frustrating because so many children in the school system are far below their grade level in reading and math.

One of the reasons I LOVE our city is because there are so many helpers here who are so generous with their time and money.

Be a helper. Give a little. Give a lot. Change the world.

Izzy and PepperPost Author: IZZY

Hey, it’s IZZY! We haven’t talked in quite a while.  I’ve just been so busy keeping things moving at work.

One day my friend Pepper came to the office. We love to play. And boy do we play hard. Then we like to take a break and lay on the soft blanket. (Hey, it’s a dog’s life after all!)

As you can see, I chew on my bone. Pepper does NOT get my bone. She can only watch me chew on MY bone.

Truth be told, I’m really not too good at sharing, but Pepper doesn’t mind one bit.

It’s great having Pepper around as she can help me keep an eye on things, smell the floor, look out the front door and greet all the people that come in to visit. All of these are critical jobs at MEDiAHEAD.

We also keep everyone company at lunchtime. It’s our favorite time of the day!  I always like to show her which people have “the good stuff”, but unfortunately I’ve heard her keepers don’t let her have human food. (total bummer!)

That’s really a shame as some human food is super good.

Pepper doesn’t get to come too often, but when she does, we have a great old time!

Thanks for reading my post. I worked really hard on it. Now back to my bone…

Til next time,


izzy paw