Above and Beyond

I have had an extraordinary day! After a fabulous day of work earlier in the week, I posted a blog called Thrilled and Fulfilled.

Turns out, thrilled and fulfilled was just the beginning!

Great JobI got an e-mail this morning to inform me that one of the participants in my workshop had submitted an ‘Achiever; Above and Beyond’ to recognize my work in his organization. And not only did he take the time to write a beautiful description of how I went above and beyond, he also took the time to forward it to some big names in the organization.


I have spent the day just basking in the glow of being so wonderfully acknowledged. And also celebrating the fact that the work I LOVE is having an impact.

It also reminds me just how important it is to acknowledge those people who have an impact on me. How often do I think that I should make a call, send an e-mail, or send a card and do not get around to it? Today, I have been utterly delighted by a thoughtful individual going above and beyond for me.

And now I can’t wait to do the same the next time someone inspires, delights and moves me! 🙂

The Big Guy

It is Monday evening and I am sitting in the hockey arena while Zachary is assisting in the coaching of young skaters.

And, it is absolutely adorable to watch!

As the youngest of three sons, Zachary does not get much opportunity to be ‘the big guy’ so it is utterly delightful to see him shining so bright out there with the little ones.

After last week’s coaching, Zach, in his most serious voice, told me how they handle the kids who are crying. Step one is to dry the tears and keep going (so always have Kleenex in your pocket). Step two is to wave to mommy or daddy on the sidelines (and distract as soon as possible with something really fun). Step three is to go over and give mommy or daddy a big hug (but make it quick). Step four is to just go with it and let the child leave the ice.

Monday nights have become a highly anticipated bright spot in the week and I couldn’t be happier to see my boy looking so thrilled! 🙂

Extraordinarily Proud

Man RunningIn the last six months my husband has completely turned his health around. He has lost 35 pounds, changed his diet and become an exuberant fitness enthusiast.

Today he ran his very first half marathon. His goal was 2 hours. He ran it in 1 hour, 51 minutes and 16 seconds.

Feeling incredibly proud! 🙂Proud

Extraordinarily Old!

Old WOmanI spent a fantastic day running workshops for two groups of Rotman Commerce students today.

I happened to mention to one of my groups that I am a North Toronto Collegiate Institute grad. One of the students approached me after the workshop to tell me that he had also gone to NT for high school.

He asked me when I graduated and I said 1987. He got a cute look on his face and said; “hmmm, well I was a little bit after you because I wasn’t born until 1994.”

Not born until 1994?!?!


Boy…did that ever make me feel old! 🙂