Archive for February 2017

Get Lost In Doing What You Love

Books have been my friends; books have been my teachers; books have been my comforters; books have been my entertainment, but most of all books have been my inspiration. Books, so many books, have impacted my life in many ways. I began a love of reading from as early as I can remember. I often... Read more »

Change begins with us

“Humanity is just a work in progress.” -Tennessee Williams I read the newspaper; I see the news on TV, and I hear what is happening in the world around me. I am often shocked and disheartened by much of what I hear and see, but I am an optimist by nature. I believe in the best... Read more »

Just Say I Love You

Oscar Wild said, “Who, being loved, is poor?” We count how much money we have; we count how many cars we have; we measure how big our house is. We count calories and steps that we take in a day. The list could go on and on, but do we ever count how many people... Read more »

Remember To Be Kind

Around noon yesterday in an affluent area of Chicago suburbs, I stopped my car to get gas. As I stepped out of my car, a man who appeared to be reading meters was walking though the parking lot. I looked up and said, “Hi” to him. He looked back at me with a smile and... Read more »

Understand the World We Live in

Can we learn how to embrace our unique differences to create an inclusive workplace for all? That was the question I asked as I presented to two groups of teachers, leaders, nurses, librarians and others in the early childhood field at the Opening Minds Conference a couple of weeks ago. My first thought was how... Read more »

A simple way to help others in need

Every time I visited my youngest daughter, Sydney, at college she requested rolled oats bars. I never could have guessed what she was doing with them. Since she was a little girl she has always been kind to others and willing to do anything for friends and family, even when, at times, she did not get... Read more »