Greetings to all,
Fall is here in full swing. With some of the natural weather events in the U.S. this year, we have been treated well by Mother Nature. I was in Texas last week on business. The day I arrived it was 94 degrees and humid. The next day it was 42 and freezing. Apparently, the system is called a Blue Northern. Meanwhile back in Seattle, you had exceptional fall days filled with sunshine.
Looking ahead to December, we will have our annual Holiday Party in lieu of a program. Great libations, appetizers and desserts will be served. Save the date of December 5, and come mingle with your neighbors, meet new friends and indulge in a cookie or two.
We have some exciting and timely programs planned for 2019. I encourage you to reach out to us with programs that interest you. The LCC Board tries to cover a cross section of topics that could be of interest to our little community, but we are always open to ideas and participation.
A speaker at my conference last week caught my attention. We, as a society, seem to constantly say something like, “Hi, how are you?” The response we give or get is usually, “Fine.” Or perhaps this simple question leads to a long exchange that might not have been expected. The conference speaker suggested to ask instead, “Tell me something good.” I tried a version of this today with someone I didn’t know in an elevator. I said to her, “Tell me what happened good for you today.” Well, her face lit up as she told me she had completed a project and felt really good about it. We parted, feeling uplifted and connected.
So, my fellow Leschi Village dwellers, “Tell me something good.”
Janice Merrill Brown
LCC President, 206-679-4004