Saturday, August 22, 2009

“My hope still is to leave this world a little better for my being here.” Jim Henson

Jim Henson built characters: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Big Bird; he also built a lasting legacy of fun, education and philanthropy that brought laughter and learning to millions of children and English learners. His vision was simple; its result was grand - thus proving that there’s no grandeur in the world without grand ideas.

Every day you have the opportunity to complete and leave a legacy about many things – take a look at the things you do today and decide if they will help better your world. When you awoke and welcomed the day – did you shuffle through getting started or enthusiastically approach the day with exercise, positive thought and spirit? When you went to whatever it is you do everyday – did you only do enough to get by or take extra time to make every task an effort of perfection?? When you spent time with colleagues, friends and family – did you talk and act superficially or genuinely engage in your conversations and exchanges??? Like the Muppets, your actions should be animated and stimulating; and like Sesame Street the lessons learned should be applied to doing something grand. That’s how to leave your mark every day.

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