It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…
A Tale of Two Cities
Unfortunately, for many Americans this quote from Charles Dickens all too well describes their feelings as they approach or begin retirement. Retirement is a time to pursue new and current hobbies, spend more time with family and for many – worry about how they are going to pay for it all. Read more
The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 in Plymouth, MA. More than two-hundred years later (1863), President Abraham Lincoln created the national holiday that we now celebrate. For most of us, this is a joyous time to get together with family and friends to reflect on our blessings.
But, no one ever asked the turkey how he felt about the festivities. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are eaten in the U.S. at Thanksgiving. The lesson for us: even in a celebration, there may be some that don’t share our enthusiasm.
Costumes, trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns are all part of modern Halloween celebrations in the United States. Yet, few in the U.S. know the history of this holiday and the significance it played in early society.
Halloween traces its roots to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Two-thousand years ago, the Celtics (now modern day Ireland) celebrated the New Year on November 1. The day represented the end of the harvest and the transition to winter. Read more
Yesterday’s blog post highlighted two companies that were taking action to drive success. These were just two of the hundreds of inspiring stories I have heard over the last two days. In this post, I want to highlight a couple more examples of companies taking action.
Jill and Stephanie know about sacrifice. They are both wives of active duty military members. They wanted to do something for the families of those deployed and took action to develop an on-line community for military families to connect them with businesses owned by active duty or veteran military families. This connects those families with needs to businesses that understand their situation. Their actions not only benefit military families, but have landed them on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. Read more