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Weekly Wisdom 10-12-2015

 

Weekly Wisdom

October 12, 2015
 

Chris Legeros, long time KIRO-TV news person, died on Friday, way to early of pancreatic cancer at age 62.  I always liked his approach; for me, he kindled trust in his reporting.  This is what someone said about him, “...Legaros started each workday trying to lighten the mood, knowing there was always a chance he would soon be covering some tough weather assignment or maybe a tragedy...(he) liked to begin each day on an even keel.  He might be singing the theme song from “Patty Duke” (I know many of you have never heard of the Patty Duke show!)  or we had a campaign called The Spirit of the Northwest and he had memorized most of the words.”  NOTE:  Ironically, the name of the song is, “We’re working together.!”

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

- Albert Camus

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”

- Joe L. Wheeler

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Steve Sarchet’s And Finally in the most recent HR Central.  That issue of simultaneously looking forward and back in the context of the autumn season.  So, I’ve been exploring those thoughts as I write this Weekly Wisdom. I found this at http://livelytakeonlife.com/fall-musings-and-other-non-essential-reading/.  It’s a blog written by David, called Lively Take on Life, current teacher, writer, etc.  It spoke to me; maybe it’ll speak to you at the start of this wonderful week.


...Emerson (in his essay Self Reliance) encourages the reader to seek out a life that one desires and not simply wait to be told or led around.  Of course, it may be our parental duty to expose the youth and guide them, but we cannot, for their sake, pull them by the snout throughout their lives.  True success in this life–I’m paraphrasing now–has nothing to do with one’s bank statement or corner office.  Shouldn’t we instill our children with more faith in humanity and not act on childish impulses to judge?  I’m pretty sure that if Jesus had a tattoo, it would have said “4Giveness iz Key.”

I think there are connections here somewhere.  Hope you can find them!  Staci

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