I keep hearing the expression that this is our new “normal.” I don’t exactly agree. I think we are working through things as they develop to determine what our new normal will look like. Our country, if not our world, will be forever changed by the events unfolding around us as this pandemic surrounds us. What normal will look like… 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.
It is imperative that we all adhere to the distancing guidelines that have been issued. The only way to protect ourselves, our friends and family regardless of age is to do this without exception. That is how we protect ourselves and honor those who are working so hard to get us through this and those who have died in the… Read More
Prior to recent weeks, if we were told we could take some time and just stay home and do whatever we want to do we would have jumped at the opportunity. Then go back to work when we are ready. True. Sounds like a good time. Right? But when jobs are being lost and our lives are spinning out… Read More
What if today is really tomorrow and tomorrow is really yesterday? Or maybe yesterday was really today? We spend so much time regretting what we did yesterday and worrying about what we will do tomorrow that in the confusion we often forget all about what is happening in the present. I think that is why we always wonder where the… Read More
“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas It’s that time of year. In a few days it will be here. The excitement is building but then so is the stress and tension and anxiety. Traffic is horrible already! Christmas lights are on steriods! It’s… Read More
How many people are actually aware that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? It came and went with barely a discussion. How many people are aware that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer, yet it is the least funded of all cancers? How many people know someone who has died from lung cancer or blessedly made it through… Read More