“It doesn’t matter what it is. What matters is what it will become.” Dr. Seuss I do not know about you but I cringe whenever I hear the expression “it is what it is.” Is it really? Maybe when you are talking about the weather. Maybe when you are talking about what day of the week it is. Get my… 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.
There are days when we all need a little encouragement. After spending most of the last few weeks nursing a pulled hamstring and glute muscle, I decided to try to get back to working out. Actually, I pushed myself over the past weekend and did really well. You know the expression “mind over matter?” Well, my mind was great, but… Read More
To be “it” you have to be able to see “it” so let’s make sure they see “it” in you.” You never know who is watching you and who can learn from your experiences. Sharing the journey we are making and the things we learned along the way is something we must all do. It costs nothing but pays us… Read More
We often put our trust in other people. It could be people we know like friends and family. It could be agencies that are set up to make decisions for us or systems that tell us what we need without asking us. This happens all the time and we forget that the most important place to put our trust is… Read More
I want to quote a line from the inauguration poem “The Hill We Climb” written and recited so eloquently by the amazing first National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, who urged us to rise to meet the occasion with the words “We do not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour; but within it we found… Read More
‘Tis the week before Christmas and it’s just not the same. The year has been crazy, but I think I’m still sane. I can’t see my family except from afar. I can’t see the girls so I’ll wish on a star. I can’t go to the mall but at least I won’t spend. I can’t go to the Nutcracker or… Read More