Posts Tagged with ‘kindness’

Sunday Best – December 9, 2018

You are the place where I stand on the day when my feet are sore. This is the literal translation of “mo sheasamh ort lá no choise tinne,” the Irish phrase for trust, as noted by Pádraig Ó Tuama. I’ve been thinking a lot about trust lately, partly because every survey and every statistic shows […]

Sunday Best – April 22, 2018

“Where do the mermaids stand? You need not – probably cannot – live a paint-by-numbers life.”     – Barbara Bush   Yesterday Barbara Bush was laid to rest, reminding many of us that strong opinions and good humor can happily coexist. I have felt a curious closeness to Mrs. Bush for many years (though we […]

Sunday Best – January 29, 2017

Hello Honeybees, This past week I’ve been reading some of FDR’s speeches, and a number of excerpts have stuck with me, especially the State of the Union addresses from 1941 and 1945. The most striking quote, though, was from a smaller speech given in 1935: Human kindness has never weakened the stamina nor softened the fiber of a free […]

Sunday Best – June 5, 2016

“Kindness is not niceness.” I will never forget the first time someone called me “nice” at work, and how obvious it was that this was not a compliment.  I silently vowed to crush them with my ferocious niceness, which I must admit felt pretty good.  But how I wish I had replied instead, “I’m not […]

Read. Sleep. Evolve. Travel. Be Kind. Keep Going. Lessons from Byron Wien

I have long been an admirer of Byron Wien, longtime investment strategist at Morgan Stanley and Pequot, and now Vice Chair at Blackstone.  For many years he has had the courage to go out with his signature “10 Surprises of the Coming Year” list, and even more courageously, at the end of the year he […]

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