What’s friendship mean to you?

Did you know that today, July 30th, is International Friendship Day?  It is celebrated in several countries and was first promoted by the greeting cards’ industry.

Today, those greetings come in all forms – an email, chat or text and video calls, to name just a few.

There was a time in our lives when it was rare to make friends with someone from another country. Our means for even meeting were somewhat limited to relatives who lived across the pond, study abroad programs, family or school trips, pen pal opportunities or random chance. Continue reading “What’s friendship mean to you?”

It’s National Lipstick Day!

Anyone who knows me well knows that my passion for lipstick is, quite frankly, out of control!

I’ve been searching for the perfect shade of red forever and recently, I’ve found myself slightly preoccupied with pink.  Not just any pink and not too pinky, but just the right hue.  Maybe a cross between a red and pink, but not too fluorescent or neon.  Subtle, yet powerful.  Demure, yet bold. Continue reading “It’s National Lipstick Day!”

Summer Solstice 2021!

What is the summer solstice?

The June solstice – the time when we celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – happens on June 21, 2021, at 03:32 UTC. That’s June 20 at 10:32 p.m. CDT in North America.

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice will mark the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun will be at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter will begin.

Learn everything you’ve ever needed to know about the Summer Solstice here.

In remembrance.

On June 6, 1944, more than 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of Normandy’s fiercely defended beaches in northern France in an operation that proved to be a critical turning point in World War II.

To learn more about the history and significance of this day: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/topics/world-war-ii/d-day.

Technical difficulties! Thursday – National Etiquette Week

Well, technology happens – and sometimes it doesn’t! I’d be remiss if I didn’t share Thursday’s intended post for National Etiquette Week. And how ironic because it says …

Intention matters.

A great leader works towards a goal because of their passion and drive, not for the title.