Monday Morning Motivation

“Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.”

Jon Stewart Jon Stewart, an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, shared this wit and wisdom at the commencement address he gave to the Class of 2004. He joked about getting a doctorate without putting in any effort. He talked about the real world and how success in it is much less predictable… Continue reading “Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“No one has to wait but can start right now to gradually change the world.”

Anne Frank A little girl that endured so much did indeed change the world. She opened our eyes, and continues to do so for those that read her diary, to the fact that she needed to conceal her identity else be killed by the Nazi's. And eventually she was killed, preventing the world from enjoying… Continue reading “No one has to wait but can start right now to gradually change the world.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”

Helen Hayes I take such comfort in Helen's statement. Helen had a career that lasted 80 years. She reminds me of my mother who is still working at the age of 80 herself - makes it very hard for me to ever think of retiring! I love being both a beginner and an expert. Currently,… Continue reading “The expert in anything was once a beginner.”

Sunday Inspiration

She’s Gone Again and I’m Left with Love

The house is still. Several moments ago, there was this swirl of activity. Packing the car, looking for any last item, making sure she has her coat. Several moments ago, we were still talking. Several moments ago, I was cooking breakfast. Several moments ago, she was here. And now she is off.  And all is… Continue reading She’s Gone Again and I’m Left with Love

Sunday Inspiration

Do You Have Uplifting People In Your Life?

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."      Epictetus I like to think I am an organized and goal-oriented person... but I'd like you to meet my friend Wina, a woman on my team in China with whom I've been working for years.… Continue reading Do You Have Uplifting People In Your Life?