I have been busy at conferences in June and I want to share some of my pictures. I will add them to my “Is that you with Rita” Flickr page but I don’t have them there yet. I made some composites to share. Maybe you will see yourself. The people I meet and have met over these many years are my greatest treasure.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – Aldous Huxley
Here’s a stress reliever that maybe your firm has not thought of for a Saturday break during busy season. Research tells us that dogs can be a stress reliever. They visit hospitals, etc. Why not accounting firms?
Gray, Gray & Gray arranged a visit by a “pack” of puppies last Saturday. I love this idea – what fun.
It’s April 15th. It’s Friday. Normally, that would be a great thing – tax season would be coming to a close…. but not this year. The government has extended the due date until April 18. For many of you, you will still be working this weekend.
But wait, you should still be in a light-hearted mood, it’s almost over and being an accountant is cool! How do I know it’s cool? Because a Facebook friend shared a flash card from a deck belonging to their child. Yes, to me you are a total blast… males and females in public accounting are certainly cool. Plus, this guy’s pretty cute.
It’s the weekend, time for something off-topic, humorous or even weird.
I recently read an article about journalist Leslie Stahl and her experiences as a grandparent.
Many of you working in public accounting are enjoying the grandchildren years. Many of the rest of you are parents with grandparents on one side and children of your own on the other. You are in a tight spot!
Bottom line – grandchildren are pretty wonderful. I always wanted to be the kind of grandma that my grandmas were to me. I hope I have succeeded.
Here’s some quotes to make you smile:
Pinchas Cohen, dean of the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, says there are three stages in life. In the first stage, you believe in Santa Claus; in the second, you don’t believe in Santa; and in the third, you are Santa Claus.
Stahl says she likes something that Tom Brokaw once said: “For parents, bribery is a white-collar crime; for grandparents, it’s a business plan!”
I hope this is the last weekend you will be working, but I doubt it. Many firms are using April 15th as “the end.” Others report they are going the extra mile for a few more days.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.