When I first thought of doing this blog, I had decided to stay away from discussing politics or news. There are plenty of those discussions taking place and most often I find that one cannot even express an opinion without being met with intense vitriol or attacked for not being in complete agreement with the prevailing viewpoints of others. However,… 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.
Can you hear the clarion call – mentors are desperately needed! The call is out! Now more than ever, our children and young adults need mentors and role models. Many people shy away from taking up the charge of mentoring because they feel they will not have the time. They are afraid that even one day a week, a couple… Read More
Senior Legal Services working for seniors in the community. It is important to me in retirement to continue to give back in meaningful ways by volunteering where I can now that I am retired. Senior Legal Services (“SLS”) is a joint program of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc. It is a very small… Read More
How we met. Aisha was also a UMBC student. I met her almost 10 years ago during her sophomore year. We were introduced by a colleague who thought that she needed someone to connect with on campus and that I would be that person who could help her. I remember being struck by how she was very quiet and… Read More
After reading my post on our relationship, Chiddy wanted to write a response to let you know how much our relationship has meant to her. You never know the way you affect people you pass along the way. You can only hope that you are able to have a positive impact as they start their own journey on the way… Read More
Meet Chidinma. I was asked by someone very close to me if I worried about what my legacy would be when I am gone. Not all of us can be members of the billionaires club and make the pledge to use the majority of our accumulated wealth to address the huge problems affecting the countries around the globe. That should… Read More