I have two 5th grade mentees that I meet with on a regular basis. Even though that may seem young to have a mentor, I believe that it is not too early to introduce the idea of possibilities for a future. Not too early to inspire and encourage them to look outside their circumstances and believe that they can rise… 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.
When I sit down at my desk the one thing that inspires me to be mindful are the flowers on my desk. They are simple supermarket flowers – cost me $4.00 – yet when placed in a small simple vase, they bring a smile to my face and inspire me to write. It’s the simple things in life that can… Read More
It is so easy to fall into the habit of needing more. We feel as if there isn’t enough and continue accumulating things without giving thought to what we really need. When I retired from practicing law, I looked at my closet and gave away or donated so many clothes – suits, dresses, shoes even jewelry. It gave me a… Read More
Do I look worried? Ok, I was a little worried about taking a step back – that dark line looks like just seaweed but could be a deep section, or snakes hiding or creatures . . . see what happens? It’s a constant battle – the battle against worry especially when the worry is about things much more serious than… Read More
“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.” James Baldwin When I heard these words spoken by Billy Porter when he accepted his Emmy, it resonated with me. I thought about not only… Read More
I cracked myself up today! Honestly! I was laughing at myself and it was such a good laugh that I almost came to tears. Have you had a good laugh today? Have you laughed at yourself today? I walked into a door frame as I exited my home office and reacted by saying “bad door!” Maybe you had to be… Read More