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
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.
‘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
It ‘s Fall y’all – everyone’s favorite season! Time for colorful leaves, brisk weather, holiday anticipation, pumpkins and pumpkin spice everything! I looked all over for a BIG pumpkin but there were none to be found. I did not realize that all the pumpkins went away after Halloween! However, while I may not have found what I want – I do… Read More
We each have a sunrise inside of us. Just as the sun rises each morning unveiling the light of the day, we are meant to show the light that shines within each of us and share it with the world. Some days that light may shine brighter than others but it is there and we get to choose how to… Read More
We all instantly recognize Robert de Niro’s famous line from the movie Taxi Driver “You talking to me? You talking to me?” It is a line that when spoken the way he said it makes you want to back away with your hands up in surrender. These days that is how you feel sometimes just walking down the street. My… Read More
I am so grateful to be celebrating my 69th birthday. When you consider family, friends, people you know and those you do not who have died, there is a lot that each of us who are here celebrating birthdays have to be grateful for each day. As I have done in the past, on my birthday I like to celebrate… Read More