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Ida's Office

I’m so glad you’ve come to visit my office. I’m fortunate to be able to work from home.

A primary interest is connecting with people; connecting people to other people.

 I wanted to list the things I am at work on. If you have an interest in any of it, I always like to see if there is a way to do something together for mutual benefit. And I like to see if I know people you might want to know . . . you never know what might come of it . . .
New business, a new friend, a marriage, a place to visit, an artist you want to collect . . .

So, here’s what I’m currently engaged in.

·         Vice President Business Development for Distinctions, Inc.

·         Landmark Education Conference for Global Transformation, Committee Chairperson

·         Cup O Gold Water Company, Board of Directors. Map to our lot in Cup O Gold

 Planning the following travels:

·         A trip for business and pleasure to Delray Beach, FL – January 2008

·         Driving from Clarkdale, AZ to Redwood City, CA, to Medford, OR and back to Clarkdale through Zion National Park -  May 2008

·         Maybe a trip to Edinburgh – we’re waitlisted for the hotel – August 2008

·         A “see all the family” tour of Queensland, AU – March and April 2009

·         Maybe a trip to Yellowstone NP – August or September 2009

I’ve been collecting poems and quotes; sending to a distribution list of about 100 people. The subject line is Weekday Wisdom and I’ve been doing this every weekday morning for about 10 years . . . time flies. Here are a few of my favorites.

To be joyful in the universe is a brave and reckless act.
The courage for joy springs not from the certainty of
human experience, but the surprise. Our astonishment
at being loved, our bold willingness to love in return -
these wonders promise the possibility of joyfulness,
no matter how often and how harshly love seems to be lost.
Therefore, despite the world's sorrows, we give thanks
for our loves, for our joys and for the continued courage to
be happily surprised.
-Molly Fumia

THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival
A joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out
For some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, Meet them at the door laughing,
And invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, For each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
-Rumi

The things to do are: the things that need doing; that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done -- that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others on the individual.
- Buckminster Fuller