Monthly Archives: October 2010
In the middle of the political ad season my favorite thing has become the volume control for the TV or the radio. I get to turn it up or down when I want – and now, most of the time, I turn it down. It is my choice to listen or not to listen. It … Continue reading
“Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.” Eleanor Roosevelt — So, how great do you want your life to be? What’s your plan?
“WIIFM” – This is what is on our minds every time we encounter something new. Maybe it is our primal survival instinct. Maybe it is cultural conditioning. Regardless, we always want to see what value there is to determine whether something new is worth our time, effort and attention. I have been sharing news about … Continue reading
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast-you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” Eddie Cantor — How will you be more present today – to notice your greatness and the greatness in your world?
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson – You are hardwired for greatness. Discover what makes you great and then live it.
If I only had read a book like The Greatness Zone when I was younger, I would have realized sooner that teaching was where I belonged. I worked in other jobs my entire life, not following my passion of helping kids learn. Now retired, I volunteer at a school, helping kids learn to knit. I … Continue reading
Two of my daughters are training for a half-marathon. There are a couple of important lessons about greatness in their approach: 1. They are committed to it and use what each of them is great at to stay on task and focused, and to encourage the other. 2. They are fully present in their approach, … Continue reading
“As an interior designer and the mother of five, I know the value of creating spaces where everyone is allowed to become their true selves. Home and family are safe places to explore our interests, discover our gifts and learn to create our place in the world. Jay’s timeless message in The Greatness Zone can … Continue reading