In this series, I share with readers resources (articles, books, reviews, etc). I do not attempt to list everything that I read or skim. The following might be helpful, insightful, interesting, or at least worth a glance.
I read this piece a few days ago and am still reflecting on this. “Colorado Teacher Shares Heart Breaking Notes From Third Graders.” Each note begins with the phrase “I wish my teacher knew.” I wonder what others might say regarding some of the significant people in their lives. For example:
Children – “I wish my mother/daddy knew…”
Church members – “I wish my preacher knew…”
A spouse – “I wish my husband/wife knew…”
See “11 of America’s Most Spectacular Libraries.” Wow!
You might read “On Jordan Spieth’s Bag: Part Caddie, Part Teacher and Encourager.” Part of the inspiring story of the 2015 Master’s champion. (New York Times)
Alice Walton has written an interesting piece entitled: “Can You Spot a Narcissist? It’s Not As Easy As You Think, Study Finds.” (Forbes)
Maria Popova has written a review of David Brook’s book The Road to Character. See “The Art of Stumbling: David Brooks on Character. . .” (I appreciate Maria Popova’s blog and find that she often offers a “nugget” that is worth my thinking or further reading.)
See Shane Parish’s post “Saying No: How Successful People Stay Productive.” Notice the emphasis in this post on scheduling. This post is very much in line with Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. For many of us, the issue is determining what things ought to be done and what things do we need to say “no” to.