Ever dreamed of making a difference, but weren't sure where to start? Are you approaching retirement with a feeling of "what's next"? Since childhood, Dick Nogaj harbored a secret dream to make the world a better place-but it wasn't until he met his soulmate and about to retire from a successful career that he launched into the most meaningful work of his life. And just when he thought his work was nearing completion, a chance encounter with a hitchhiker took his journey in a surprising and unexpected new direction.
In Don't Retire, Get Inspired, Dick Nogaj ("no-jay") describes the challenges he and his wife, Florence, faced both as a loving, committed couple, and as partners in their work. His honest, thoughtful account of the struggles of creating and running four not-for-profit organizations in both well-off and financially impoverished communities gives readers an inside look of how dreams become action, how to overcome setbacks, and how everyday people who share a desire to improve the world can make a difference-and the amazing relationships that develop as a result.
Dicks compelling memoir of their work together and how it impacted and enhanced their marriage, their faith in God, and their lives will inspire, motivate, and touch you-and have you wondering if there really are "angels" out there that guide us. In addition to being a great read, this insightful book may change how you look at your world-and encourage you to make your own mark on it.
|Publisher:||WinePress Publishing WA|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
Table of Contents
Part I Early Years
Chapter 1 Do You Believe in Angels? 25
Chapter 2 "Just Laugh-and Keep on Nailing" 37
Chapter 3 If You Have Two Gloves, Give One to Another 59
Chapter 4 "Not in My Back Yard" 77
Chapter 5 Bread, Salt, and Wine-and the Keys to Your Home 97
Part II Later Years
Chapter 6 How Do You Get to Immokalee? 117
Chapter 7 A Place to Build-A Place to Grow 135
Chapter 8 No More Harvest of Shame 151
Chapter 9 They Said It Couldn't Be Done 165
Chapter 10 The Seven-Minute Miracle 185
Part III The Current Years
Chapter 11 A Call to Act 201
Get in Touch 221