Viola Davis said, “Every little thing in my life is to be celebrated.” Life should not be measured only by our greatest achievements, the size of our bank accounts, the number of likes, the size of our house. It should be the sum of everything that has led to our reaching those accomplishments and becoming our best selves. Sometimes we… Read More
Impacting Others Along The Way
I had a friend say to me the other day “I don’t know what my legacy will be – how I will be remembered when I am gone?” Most of us wonder about the same thing. Why are we put here on this earth? What is the meaning of my life? Some people leave a legacy that will live for the ages like presidents, popes, corporate leaders, etc. It is not just about the grand feats of architectural triumph, or performing staggering feats of medical wonder in the operating room, or being captured in the press for various and sundry reasons that will remain for all times on the internet and revealed when your name is searched. It is all in how you interact with and have an impact on the people around you. Your legacy can be found in the impact you achieved by reaching out to one person and impacting that person’s life for the better. Your legacy can be in how you influenced the generation that follows you. I would like to share some of my experiences in mentoring and reaching out to others and how it comes back to you in ways you never would have dreamed of thereby enriching your own life as well. I would like to hear of ways you have done so as well and by sharing those experiences we continue to enrich each other’s lives and inspire others to do the same.
Have you ever seen a photograph or work of art that was able to evoke so many feelings that you were mesmerized and overwhelmed at the same time? This piece did it for me. Several years ago my husband and I were wandering through the small hill town of Mijas on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. This image… Read More
No matter how sophisticated they become robots (like my new friend in the mural here, Bob) are merely machines designed to act like living things. Whether it is a robotic animal or human, its success is defined by how well it can perform the things that living beings do. No matter how hard they try to make it work, a… Read More
There is nothing that speaks to you about a city more than the artwork you find in the public spaces. In October of each year, St. Petersburg invites artists to create wall murals to help bring the city to life. These are photos of murals found in the Deuces Live District which is adjacent to the Warehouse Arts District in… Read More
The events of the past week have taken many of us back to the marches of the 60’s where the Civil Rights Movement was at its strongest. The things we thought should have been resolved then seem only to have been repeating themselves with no solution. It was as if history had to repeat itself over and over again because… Read More
It has been a weird two weeks or so for me, so I have not been as diligent about my posting – something I plan to correct immediately. Like many people, life has been not been normal or easy. I decided to follow my own advice and gave myself time to be anxious, introspective, and even sad. The anxiousness was… Read More