Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Words to Live and Work By

How cool is this?! I just discovered this great site called Wordle

Wordle: Words To Live and Work By

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The words in the picture above are words that are important to me. Go to Wordle by clicking on my Wordle to put in some of yours and create your own.

There's a gallery of Wordles that others have posted if you need a little inspiration. Have fun!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thank Your Mentors

Today is the day to remember with great fondness and to thank all our mentors but also to realize that we all are mentors and touching people's lives whether we know it or not by just being ourselves every day.
Father and son walking

Sue Ludwig, one of the people I met in Christine Kane's Uplevel Your Life and Business programs, has a wonderful post up on Christine Kane's blog today along with a poem that blew me away.

Do yourself a favor and click this link to read the full article on Christine's blog today "Fledgling to Flight: Why You Matter as a Mentor" and I will pique your interest by posting Sue Ludwig's amazing poem "Fledgling" she wrote for one of her mentors (with permission of course!)


In the light of possibility

you stood.

And though I saw you clearly
with your half smile
and knowing eyes

I wasn’t quite sure
why you cared.

Now I realize
you lead from a place of
decision and

I see how your gifts,
your knowledge,
mentor mine.

Your path,
decidedly open,
clears mine

because you have been a traveler
on this very road
you unselfishly guide.

I experience your strength as you hold


my best self for me

even when I’m a flightless baby bird.

You know the depth but see the buoyancy,
know the doubt but see the hope.

You show me through your life

that the road is winding, imperfect,

and every step of the way

worth the journey.


Sue Ludwig is the President and Founder of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists. She is a consultant to neonatal intensive care units around the country, a national speaker, and a published poet. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children.