Greeting Lessons

Life Lessons Should be More Than an Afterthought

Someone Hid My Glitter

I been on a long break, because someone hid my glitter :(. Have you ever had someone make a comment that made you lose your groove?  I had this happen earlier this year and couldn’t move beyond.  It’s a horrible feeling to be doing something you enjoy and then have someone make you feel like you are not entitled to make yourself happy. It’s hard to balance work and a hobby, but when.. Read More

Things I Learned by Helping Others Part 7

As my last Things I Learned by Helping Others post, I had to dig deep to find a post worthy lesson.  Sometimes it isn’t that I haven’t learned something, its that I need to think beyond the obvious and that’s what I have had to do this week. I find myself amazed by the generosity of others, especially during the holiday season, but generally people want to and can be engaged to help.. Read More

Things I Learned by Helping Others Part 6

Oh, the holiday season has begun, let the chaos ensue! :}  Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but I became aware, as many of you may have, through social media and other media outlets, yesterday was “Giving Tuesday,” a day to give back.  This is the first year I became aware of this global initiative to bring everyone together for the greater good.  Apparently this event has been held.. Read More

Things I Learned by Helping Others Part 5

As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches and everyone is rushing about to get to one place or another.  I am reminded of how we all lose sight of what being thankful really means.  It seems Christmas gets here before Halloween is over and the stress begins before we remember that we all have many things to be thankful for in our daily lives.  Its not the same for everyone, maybe you have health,.. Read More

Things I Learned by Helping Others Part 4

If you are lucky, late night in a hotel room is the quietest place on earth and tonight as I start my post, it appears that I am a lucky person!  It provides the perfect place to create, so when I arrived around 8:30pm I decided to start my creative juices flowing with a few thank you cards for a recent event and at 11:00pm I am finishing my night with my blog.. Read More

Things I Learned While Helping Others Part 3

This week is flying by so much so that I lost momentum and failed to post at 3pm today.  Over the years I have learned to accept shortcomings as a fact of life and decided it is not a reason to quit, only to move beyond. This week my post is about how we find our way when we have not lived up to our own expectations. I think we have all experienced.. Read More

Things I Learned by Helping Others Part 2

As I watch the cursor blink on the screen it occurs to me that I have the lesson in mind without a specific story.  I have been in the nonprofit world for many years and have had the ability to help people throughout my career.  I know I have a great example for my lesson, I only need to recall the one that works best.  I share my blogging struggles because I want.. Read More

Things I Learned By Helping Others Part 1

As I struggle to regain a normal schedule after a long week that included my trip to New Orleans, a special event and many extra-curricular activities; I find myself exhausted, but inspired to share stories about how life situations have built my character.  I am writing this post without a title and hope when I get to the end I will be enlightened to assign a title to this series. Many years ago.. Read More

Things I Learned While Working My Dream Job(s) Part 7

As I begin my week traveling to New Orleans for a conference it occurred to me that I have been given a rare and wonderful opportunity to get up every morning and impact the world through my career choice. Several times I have heard others talk about how they dislike their job, boss or their co-workers.  I can’t imagine living my life working a job where I don’t have personal and professional satisfaction. .. Read More

Things I Learned While Working My Dream Job(s) Part 6

We all get to an age where we hope that our years of paying our dues pays off.  Spending your 20’s and 30’s building skills and contacts provides a career base that will take you to the next level of success.  After college, I can remember working in positions that I didn’t give much thought about where I wanted to go or how to get there. In my very first post: Things I Learned.. Read More