Tess left Marketplace, her dream job, last summer after working there for 11 years. When I had first heard about that my reaction was, “OMG, WHY?” which was pretty much the reaction everyone was having. She recently gave a talk explaining her decision to leave, and why she’s excited about moving on to the next thing, even though she’s not sure what that next thing will be yet. It is really just terrific.
“I gave him $500. It was a lot more than I could afford, but a lot less than he deserved.”
If someone gave you $1,000 and told you to do something good with it, what would you do?
“This young lady has, unlike most of us, known hunger. She’s known abuse and neglect, she’s known homelessness and filth. Yet she’s risen above it all to become such an outstanding young lady.”
The dinner reservation was a birthday gift to me from Elizabeth, one of my closest friends. She was able to get the un-gettable reservation by simply being kind.