Daisy Proves The Little Things Are Big


Just left Kansas City where I was visiting my family, specifically my mom who is regaining her physical strength in a rehab center.  Great to spend “moments” with my hero, but also loved the short bursts of time with my dad, sis and her husband.  Each encounter was meaningful and enjoyable, and solidified the fact that intimate and small settings are often how and when you most connect with people. My trip, although brief, lasted the span of of only two days and three nights in a variety of settings filled with insight and empowerment.  Each person on my path revealed a story that could involve many different kinds of endings, but the common thread was an outlook of optimism.  It was strange because I didn’t expect this much hope and positivity in a place where people have come to heal from some traumatic occurrence.   Never the less, I took away much and gave much.


During the course of the past 60 hours I witnessed that the simple aspects of life are the most significant.

One woman in particular, I named her Daisy, crossed my path in a non assuming fashion yet imbued sunshine and sparkle! Daisy took the smallest of gestures and turned them into big nuggets of JOY.  I call my new friend Daisy because she is like the flower…happy, beautiful and a breath of fresh air.

I venture to say that the small but mighty nuggets I observed Daisy practicing could make the world of difference in your life…

Celebrate another’s accomplishments

Give it away- get it right back

Nourish the human spirit

Be grateful

Say thank you

Ask for help

Ask why

Find a way

Be strong






Don’t give up

Lift another

Heal by helping

Smile with your eyes

Walk with confidence

Fight back with LOVE

Know your purpose and live it!

Yes- I saw all of this in action and it was kinetic.


Get in motion with these little nuggets, and soon enough you’ll be coming up Daisies! 

Have a beautiful week…


Carpe Kefi!

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]