Thursday, January 25, 2018

Good News and Deep Thoughts

I work for a national non-profit professional membership organization, I have for over 9 years.  For the past 4 years I have been on the board of a different national non-profit professional membership organization in my field of aging.  Volunteering for the board was not my idea, it was something a couple of mentors urged me to do.  I went along with it because I think I have something to offer, and I am willing to take on projects and do the work. I have been diligent in board and committee work. This year it was become an officer of the board, or rotate off.  I offered my name for consideration.  

Late today I received a call of congratulations, welcoming me as an officer.  If I stay the course, I will be president of the organization in six years.  A real honor, I am delighted.  Selection as an officer is confirmation that others think I have something to offer.  

It will bring a little extra travel, and more serious committee and board work.  I hope I am worthy of the task. 

My Sweet Bear is delighted, if all goes well, he will be first lady in six years.  He has already picked out the tiara. 

There is one other person I would love to call and share the good news with, my father.  But I had his number disconnected after he died last summer.  He would be proud. 


  1. Congratulations! I'm throwing virtual confetti, no clean up necessary.

  2. I’m sure we are all proud and happy for you in honor of your father. Congratulations. I have the perfect tiara.

  3. I can picture sweet bear in a tiara; he would do it justice.

    CONGRATS on your honor!

  4. Congrats!



  5. Anonymous1/25/2018

    Good for you. Your efforts are being recognised.

  6. Congratulations! I am so proud to "know" you!

  7. Your First Bear is very, very proud of you! (Are sequins too showy for the inauguration? Just askin'...)

  8. I too want to join the conga line of congratulations!