Why do Americans celebrate Memorial Day? Watch the video below, as the late President Ronald Reagan has the answer.
Thank you to all of those men and women who have served this country and who paid the ultimate price to defend the United States and all of the priceless freedoms we are afforded today.
Happy Memorial Day.
Need inspiration this Monday?
Whether you are dealing with tight deadlines in the office or getting kids ready for school, we can all use some motivation to get us going. Instead of attempting to cater to each person’s individual circumstance, it seems like a better approach to spotlight someone who appeals to a larger audience. And in the case of today’s post, the featured speaker received quite the revival this past year with starring and supporting roles via two highly-acclaimed movies (Dunkirk and Darkest Hour) and a highly-acclaimed show on Netflix (The Crown).
Now go be the master of your fate.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
“Speak softly and carry a big stick”
–President Theodore Roosevelt
Perhaps we should listen to softly spoken words and, from there, determine what we’ll carry…
Steven Spielberg is the greatest movie director of all-time. But how did he become a movie directing icon? The highly sought after position of Hollywood movie director requires mastering expensive, virtually unavailable and evolving technology, acquiring an acute knowledge of cameras, lighting and effects, gathering a Scrooge McDuck vault of gold coins for a single film and projecting an unforeseen vision of the world to be successful. People (business partners and fans alike) trust you to deliver on the biggest stage/screen. A hiccup could derail your dream in the same time it takes for two trains to crash.
Or, that’s the precise amount of time it takes for you to see everything.
Teachers come in all forms.
And when you realize that, you’ll be admitted to the greatest show on earth.
In a show about virtually everything, Emmy-winning writer Chuck Martin and his good friend and boss Jerry Seinfeld rocked the Ohio Theatre last night with daily observations that left the audience with nothing but pure laughter, joy and appreciation for two men from the world of entertainment that hilariously exposed all the annoying things in life that they and we encounter and comment on on a daily, continuous basis.
How about how we directly define our own personal energy with the precise battery percentage on our phones (you know it’s true!). Once it gets below 20%, the game’s over. Your day has ended. Sadly, it’s only 2:17 p.m.
The show (and the 2nd row seats: a sincere thank you to my sister!) were the real deal and it was all spectacular.
Now, here’s a juxtaposition for you to contemplate this Friday before the Oscars: What would Jerry Seinfeld be like hosting the Academy Awards?
He would be the host of an awards show about nothing.