Hello Friday!! Wouldn’t it be nice if every work week was a short few days?
The short week has allowed me to be short for time on reading but I wanted to share a few of my favorite things.
How often do you google yourself? In the coming months, google will be making it even easier for you to see what can be found on the web about yourself. It’s important to have an idea about what can be found and to know what others are seeing. Regardless of your profession, trust me in knowing someone is searching the internet about you.
This is probably my favorite read of the week. Are you someone who wants to make sure everything is perfect in your home before you have friends or family over? Have you sometimes not had friends over because the house wasn’t “perfect” and you were afraid of what others would think? I admit that I have been guilty. This post touches on how our focus upon making things “perfect” takes away from enjoying friendship and family. I love the statement that inviting our friends into our lives when we are only excellent isn’t truly friendship. I’ve visited many friends who have apologized for the messy kitchen or dog toys everywhere and I’ve always said “I’m here to see you not the house.” I dare you to offer some scruffy hospitality.
It’s summer and time for reading. I’ve already read a few of these books on this list and can’t wait to read a few more.
Sadly this past week, a former hospice co worker and friend died after a short illness. Paula was truly one of the most beautiful souls in the world. She could make anyone feel better, always had a smile and had a light from within her. She touched so many individuals as a nurse, massage therapist and friend. Each time I was with her, she always gave me a hug and said how much I meant to her. It has been so touching to read the comments and how everyone loved her. I am grateful that my path had the opportunity to intersect with Paula’s. Again, I am reminded of the brief time we each have here on this earth. Call your loved ones and friends, let them know how much you care and don’t wait until after they are gone.
Wishing you a great weekend!