Henry David Thoreau It is the mid-point of the year. Did you set some goals for yourself back in January? How are you doing? It is not too late to start to be the best version of yourself. You have the rest of your life to be that person.
Emma Lazarus: "The New Colossus" Emma's poem is on the base of the Status of Liberty: "A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightening, and her name Mother of Exiles." Happy Birthday, to the United States of America. Hoping my country will soon have a mother as President of the United… Continue reading “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
-Tennessee Williams On June 30th, I retire from P&G, a company where I have worked for the past 28 years. Seems like it has been a lifetime and I do leave with so many wonderful memories. And now I face life as Eileen, not life as Eileen who works at P&G. I wonder why some… Continue reading Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
-James Joyce I spent last week in a country I love and enjoying the lovely weather of Ireland. And while I am a voracious reader, I am sad to say the works of James Joyce have always been an aspiration but never a completion on my "books read" list. I will have to change that… Continue reading Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
-Dali lama Can you remember the last time you were in a bad mood? What did you do? A. Mope around, barking at everyone? B. Go out for a run, read a few words of inpiration, walked your dog or kissed your spouse? I'll bet the B choices put you in a better mood, didn't… Continue reading Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.