June inspirations

by PRITeam

Each month at PRI's The Works, we each share our thoughts on something new (or just new to us) that we find inspirational, thought-provoking, or just plain cool.

Allyson It may seem odd to be inspired by a heart-wrenching tale of betrayal and deceit. But, I couldn’t put down my book club’s latest read, The Woman Who Wasn’t There. The true story of a woman who faked being a 9/11 survivor reads like fiction but is shockingly real. You come away shocked, but uplifted by her peers—fellow survivors who continue to heal despite the lies and broken trust. And, our club is lucky enough to have one of the authors—Robin Gaby Fisher—as a guest at our next meeting. I can’t wait.
Dany June means graduations, and my sister’s oldest son is graduating from high school. My sister homeschools all four of her children and in addition to congratulating her son Ben, I congratulate—and am inspired by—my sister Colleen who taught, nurtured, and guided him to where he is today—while homeschooling the other three at the same time. Ben graduated with a straight-A grade average and is going to college in the Fall.
Elena I’m incredibly inspired this month by the powerful article “How to Miss a Childhood” by Hands Free Mama. “I see you on the phone, pushing your kids on the swings while distracted by your devices. You think you are spending time with them but you are not really present. When I see you pick up your kids at daycare while you’re on the phone, it breaks my heart. They hear your adult conversations. What do they overhear? What is the message they receive? I am not important; I am not important.” Go read it, and then turn off your phone and play with your loved ones. The phone will still be there when you get back.
Frank What is it about a tag sale that creates inspiration? Esoteric treasure! Do you recognize this example of early- to mid-20th century countertop branding? Sold by the Chicago Printed String company, custom printed string and ribbons were dispensed from a cast-iron spooler at your local bakery, candy store, and for the Foster Beef Company, located in (the home of Granite State Brands) Claremont, New Hampshire.
Kevin The best-of-the-best PCs, accessories, and more—hand-picked by Microsoft experts. Try the newest Windows smartphones and play the latest Xbox 360 and Kinect games at the Microsoft Store before you buy them. Yes, this month I am inspired by the Microsoft Store, coming soon to the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold, NJ.
Matt I’m inspired by the NBC television show Community. My brother kept suggesting I check it out and when I finally did, I was not disappointed. It’s a comedy about a group of friends attending a community college, but it doesn’t fall into the trappings of a standard sitcoms and actually plays with and subverts them. It is also known for paying homage to movies (famous and otherwise) such as Star Wars and Pulp Fiction. It even devoted an entire episode to an obscure movie called My Dinner with Andre. I may be late to the party but I will definitely be tuning in when the show returns in the fall.
Nichole I was recently very inspired by a video that was sent my way called Life Vest Inside—Kindness Boomerang. It’s basically about paying it forward with the smallest acts of kindness and how the world becomes a better place. Check it out and enjoy. What small act of kindness did you do today?
Raman I am inspired by Nest, a learning thermostat that programs itself around your life. A thermostat can impact up to 50% of your energy bill. You can use Nest like your traditional thermostat, but this one learns every time we use it. You can control the device from anywhere, and learn more about your energy consumption and savings. It never stops learning, and it keeps you comfortable and helps save energy.
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