Be pretty if you can, witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you. Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe lived and died a long time ago.
Her words are timeless. Continue reading “But be gracious”
“Everyone has setbacks, disappointments and missed opportunities.
But wallowing in the past and focusing on the negatives is a sure way to doom your future.
So put the past behind you and embrace today as the beginning of your new season.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic
I used to become annoyed when older people would respond to my lamentations about a problem with the comment “This too shall pass.”
I felt that they were making light of something that was important and possibly earth-shattering.
I felt as though they did not care.
I felt dismissed.
I felt unheard.
I felt angry.
He knows what it is to know.
Lucretius, Roman Poet & Philospher, c 94BC – c 55BC
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald, American Novelist
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. Continue reading “If you want happiness…”
I think people need to celebrate the positive.
There are issues.
Let’s tackle them together as opposed to ‘he said, she said.’
And how do we get back to focusing on growth?
That is what everyone in this business wants.
~Maria Kaplowitz, 4A’s CEO, speaking to Ad Age.
You don’t have to be in the business world to do positive, good work.
In our instituations, government and social arenas, there is work to be done.
It’s easy to be sidelined by the negativity that seems so prevalent today.
I plan to keep my eye on the ball and move down the field.