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Notes from Our Leaders - 2024 Archive

Notes from Steve

Today is the whole eclipse deal. Ok, so the first one I remember was back in ’77 - I was in 7th grade, and we got the whole “don’t look at it - you’ll go blind*.” It seems like a way bigger deal now. (I did google “proof of people...
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Amy's Reflections

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." ~ John Maxwell We participated in the Iowa Horse Fair in Des Moines at the end of March, and Maleigha participated in the queen contest. They are required to take a written test,...
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Notes from Steve

“And a good time was had by all” … I used to read this in small-town newspapers regarding everything from major events to people visiting each other’s houses - and reported as news in the paper. Seems appropriate and validating (if you had any doubt about how your visit went)....
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Notes from Steve

I’m in Chicago this week for my annual healthcare conference. Been doing the same one since 1989 (longer than a lot of you have been born, which depresses me to no end). I usually get stressed and anxious about traveling to an unknown big city; there are too many people...
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Amy's Reflections

"We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea." ~ C. Joybell Although change is often uncomfortable for...
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Notes from Steve

“There’s Steve, standing in the corner, grinning like an idiot”. This is my goal. When I think about this, my thoughts go to feeling confident and happy that all is well. People are having fun - the groove is apparent and working. (long, deep sigh) Hanging out on vacation -...
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Notes from Steve

Last week, I thought, “My favorite day of the year went unrecognized.” (I usually celebrate this day loudly). March 1st is my favorite day primarily because it’s the furthest away from February you can get. I think I missed it because this winter is not bad. In my mind -...
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Notes from Steve

I was talking to a friend recently about self-care. She’s my age, and we were moaning about getting older. Aging isn’t kind at all ... however, if you take care of yourself (eat right, sleep well, exercise, meditate, win the lottery), you will have a better journey – but even...
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