ReesSpecht Life is proud to announce that we are booking school shows (and other institutions)  for this summer and next school year (2015-2016).

If you are interested in having Rich come and share our message of kindness and how a change in our perspectives can make the world a better place, contact the foundation at [email protected] or call 631-353-9924.

Dates are filling up fast!

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IMG_0719(1)The finality of death is never really truly comprehended until you face it and stare down its gaping maw.  When I peer down the abyss I see that my little boy is gone forever from the mortal plane and will never, ever grace me with his physical presence ever again.  When I look around my home I see constant reminders of the life he lived for those brief 22 months.  I moved the couch the other day only to find one of his little cars that he no doubt left behind to pursue some other grand adventure and never, ever will play with again.  When I found it my initial reaction was to leave it there as it was something that connected him to me.  I did not want to “clean it up” as that symbolically would mean I am removing him even more from my world.  As time passes, … Read More

Over the past couple of months one of the most frequent questions I have been asked is “What can I do to help?”.  Well the answer is simple:  Pay it forward. We have been sending out ReesSpecht Life cards all over the country (and internationally too) – with the hope that each card represents a reminder to people who recieved a random act of kindness to pay it forward themselves.  In order for this to work people need to believe in the power of paying it forward and the chain reaction it can create.

Unfortunately, a chain is only as strong as it weakest link, and there are many cases where the card is passed on, but the chain is broken – and that is ok.  The act of kindness is what matters.  Don’t be discouraged if the card ends up in the trash if you pass it along, because … Read More

Today ReesSpecht life had the opportunity to pay it forward to a kindred spirit.  I have been following the blog of Kate Leong  ( and her incredible story for a couple of weeks now.  Sadly, her Son Gavin passed away from an as yet unidentified affliction that he bravely fought through for 5 and 1/2 years.  Kate’s story is a sad one, yet it is also one of strength and hope.  Kate represents the best that we have to offer – and she gave it her all in trying to find a way to make Gavin’s life here special.  She recently started a trust called “Gavin’s Trust” and they have raised over $13,000.00 in the past 24 hours.  The trust is intended to provide needed materials  to help children serviced by the Chester County Intermediate Unit in their Pre-School Multiple Disabilities programs.  Kate herself acknowledged that she does … Read More

Sweet Dreams
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel

I would like to add to that quote:  The opposite of good is not evil, it is indifference.  Knowing something is wrong and not doing anything about because you don’t care, or cannot be bothered is tantamount to acceptance and/or support.  If we stand by everyday and brush off the things that we know are wrong just because we feel there is nothing we can do about it, we are ourselves guilty of allowing evil into the world.

Take the time to do something good; and regardless of the size of the gesture, you will make a positive change to the world.  Do not let apathy stop you from making … Read More

Tractors were, by far and away, Rees’ favorite thing.  The week before he died we took him to a farm to go pumpkin picking and there were tractors everywhere.  I remember commenting to Samantha that he was in tractor heaven.  His eyes lit up with each new iteration of tractor he saw.  At 22 months old, Rees was not a big talker, but he could say TRACTOR quite well.  He kept looking around frantically pointing and saying, “Tractor!”, “Tractor!” – all the while the largest smile I ever saw adorned his beautiful face.  Rees, on that day you were in “tractor heaven”, today it is my sincere hope that you have all the tractors you could ever want in heaven 🙂   I never got to have that tractor ride with you on my lap, save for in my dreams.  I look forward to the day when you and I can … Read More