I love what Ronald Reagan wrote to Nancy!
The power of human connection!
And this story from livelifehappy.com sums up what keeps me going!
An old man walked across the beach until he came across a young boy throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean.
“What are you doing, young man?” He asked.
“If the starfish are still on the beach when the sun rises, they will die,” the boy answered.
“That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. It doesn’t matter how many you throw in; you can’t make a difference.”
“It matters to this one,” the boy said as he threw another starfish into the waves. “And it matters to this one.”
Recently I have been interviewing attorneys for our offices. In fact, I have hired 2 attorneys and am close to hiring a few more. Why? Well, this story summarizes it, just like the question that I am regularly asked in my attorney interviews:
When do you plan to retire?
I actually have a physical reaction to that question. The longer I practice law, the more irritated I get with the way that insurance companies treat people. It’s what drives me…puts a chip on my shoulder! It’s why I have no plans to retire and don’t even react well to that question.
What motivates me? Maybe we won’t change how insurance companies treat people. But for our client on this case…it matters to this one!
As that website says, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”.
And for pic o’ day…this one always makes me laugh: