Experience teaches only the teachable. – Aldous Huxley
…(but) what’s the use of tears? – Herbert Kretzmer & Alain Boublil
I love the smell of summer rain. Spicy-sweet, it says, you needed me.
This morning, I think we did.
Let’s be honest: sometimes summer is exhausting.
Every day in July and August I have a list of things I should do.
Then I see the sun.
It’ll go away if I don’t go enjoy it.
So I do.
And every day my list gets longer.
The truth is, I don’t like my list. I’d rather be outside on my deck with my book and my coffee. Sitting. Breathing. Fantasizing about the garden I would grow if only I wasn’t a black thumb.
‘I’m fine’: 1) the more polite way to say, ‘no, get lost.’ 2)The general response to any question asking how you are doing or feeling. – Urban Dictionary
The ability to lie is a liability. – Unknown
I have a horrible memory of eighth grade – I forget which class it was. We played a game that required making up a lie on the spot that the rest of the class would believe. (I know, seriously, what were they teaching us?!).
At my turn I started to sweat and looked at the ceiling. I felt myself flush as I sputtered through the worst improv ever.
A kid in the back row laughed his head off.
You’re not a good liar, are you?
I know what you’re thinking: Oh my word, she’s done it. She’s run out of inspiring women to write about.
Not true. In the slightest.
In fact, it’s just the opposite. There’s so many I could write about that today, I got overwhelmed. I was reading about all these amazing women and couldn’t choose.
So I decided to write about all of you.
Hang on. Let me explain.
One of the groups of women I thought about today were my co-workers. I don’t say this enough, but each of you have my deep respect. There is a lot of room for talent in our job, and even though that means many of us are vastly different from each other, it means there’s a lot of room to respect each other, too.
And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from all of you, its that – more often than not – vulnerability invites respect.
Even in those people we really don’t think will understand. Read more