Rewarding Triumph Over Tedious TasksOctober 16, 2019
FINDERBINDER AZ coming to a mailbox near youOctober 18, 2019
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I realize that question is typically asked around Thanksgiving. But I think it is important to reflect on that question more than just once a year.
I just had a milestone birthday (55!). Five years ago I was in Washington, D.C., at a conference, hanging out with friends, when one asked me what I was grateful for during my first 50 years. I thought about it and it took about a month to come up with the right list. Here it is if you want to take a look.
And in honor of my 55th, I’ll add five more things to that list:
- The kinds of conversations that make you smarter for having had them.
- Mail-in ballots to ensure that I never miss an election – there have been a few lately that I almost missed because I was traveling.
- Audible (and other online book providers) to help the time on the morning walk feel even more productive.
- My experience. I teach a class at Phoenix College and one at Arizona State University. I mentor kids at my Temple who are about to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. I’ll meet with up and coming professionals. It’s nice to share what I know. And I always learn something in the process.