(words of advice for college graduates … + the starfish poem)
life is too short not to do something that matters art print >> Looking for something a bit less extravagant? This print is also available on a t-shirt!
Update >> Since graduation season is once again upon us, we have decided to republish this post since it seems as relevant seven years later as the day we wrote it. In those seven years, Daniel has gone on to forge a distinguished career in education. And, in my ever so humble opinion, he truly is heeding his commencement speaker's advice and both doing something that matters & helping to save the world. And while I am at it, I want to congratulate two of my nieces who are graduating this spring, Katie and Sami. Two more graduates who I am certain will make their mark in the world!
My son, along with his peers from across the country, graduated from college this year. Our family had the honor of listening to Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, deliver the Washington University of St Louis commencement address. Chu, in his own uniquely charming and witty way, told the graduates his “take home message to you will be just one sentence. Actually, it will be just four words.”
“Do something that matters.”
and then Chu added
“Help save the world.“
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Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration
Mountain Day Inspiration >> Celebrate Autumn!
Today is Mountain Day! The Smith College bells were rung early this morning (October 5th) to announce that the college's president has suspended classes for the day. Students are free to go hiking, have picnics, pick apples at local farms, or just take a relaxing break. #smithmountainday
What a beautiful tradition! As some of you who have been following me for a while know, this is not the first time I have waxed poetic about Mountain Day. I truly believe that every institution and organization should establish a similar holiday dedicated to re-invigorating the soul. Continue Reading →
Guest Post by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor
Summertime is the season for spending hours lazily lounging and socializing outside with friends and family. Warm temperatures and long light encourage conversations and cocktails porch-side. From a fresh patio set to glamorous garden accessories, there are endless options for adding fresh ambiance to your yard and outdoor spaces.
If you are seeking to bring excitement and energy to your outdoor nook, here are some especially relevant tips and tricks for creating the ultimate oasis fit for endless outdoor entertaining. Continue Reading →
Featured Stella & Dot Cross Jewelry >> Mini Pearl Cross Necklace | Interlock Cross Necklace | Cross Ring | Cross Cuff | Interlock Cross Bracelet | Cross Charm | Belief Charm
This week has the potential of being a profoundly spiritual week for millions of people across America. Not only did Jews across the world celebrate Yom Kippur, a day of atonement and repentance, a day reflection and meditation, Pope Francis landed in Washington, D.C and immediately began sharing his message of love for all. Today we sincerely hope that the Pope's message will remind us all, no matter our personal religious faith or affiliation, to find the courage to make our lives a blessing, today and everyday. Continue Reading →
#MarriageEquality | #LoveWins | #HistoricDay | #LetsCelebrate | Love is love
Love is Love
PartyIdeaPros is proud to join Wedding Paper Divas in celebrating the love between all couples! Continue Reading →
Christmas with Afghan Hounds – this afghan hound climbs the tree to reach his goal, the big bone at the top!
Party Idea Pros would like to take a moment to wish all of our visitors a very festive holiday season filled with joy and peace, love and laughter.
As the year comes to a close, we reflect on the blessings bestowed in the last 12 months and begin to set goals for the next year. Please enjoy these three short movies as an expression of our gratitude and best wishes for 2015: May You Be Blessed, Goals Movie, and Laughter is an Instant Vacation (just in case you aren't able to get away for a much needed break this holiday season!)
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