As we take the leap from 2017 into 2018, I hope that each and everyone of you is looking forward to the new year with anticipation. We get not a “do over” but a “get it done”! By that I mean, all those things we did not get to last year we can put on a list and decide what… 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? It is not just about having your name on a building or having viral videos or posts on the internet or sending rockets to the moon, To me it is about in how you interact with and have an impact on the people around you. Your legacy can be found in the impact you made by reaching out to others even just one other person because if you impact that person’s life for the better it can have a cascading effect.
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. By sharing those experiences we continue to enrich each other’s lives and inspire others to do the same.
Yes, I am one of a dying breed – people who still actually mail Christmas cards. Not only Christmas cards but birthday cards, anniversary cards, “Hello” my friend cards, “Thinking of You” cards, etc. Yes, I am doing my part to keep the paper card industry thriving in this country. Well, that’s not exactly the reason. On holidays and special… Read More
Earlier this week we had an exciting event at Girls, Inc. You may recall from an earlier post that I am volunteering there and thoroughly enjoying it! For the most part, the Fall program involves after school care, help with homework, literacy and, as always, running their town of “Dream Harbor” where all of the girls have jobs, clubs and… Read More
There is a saying that has been around for years. It’s been embroidered on pillows, quoted in books, used in movies – so long that I am not sure who said it first but it still resonates every time I hear it. It goes “Every day might not be good. But there is good in every day.” Like many sayings,… Read More
Little did I know when I booked a trip home to Baltimore about six weeks ago that the day I would be leaving was also the day of the 17th Annual Baltimore Running Festival. Staying in a downtown hotel right in the center of the festivities was going to make it impossible to get out of town without leaving the… Read More
It’s almost two weeks after Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean and Florida leaving a path of devastation, despair and sadness. But if we take a moment to look back on the storm we can find examples of incredible kindness, sensitivity and hope where we rose to be our best selves even in the midst of the chaos. When I… Read More