Welcome to Serenity Sunday and Brooklyn Legends Week in Review. This has been a busy for me at work as we transition from a fairly quiet summer to a busy fall. My colleagues and I are focused intently on a packed fundraising agenda that will guide our activity until the end of the year.
Things are moving at a fast pace on the volunteer and social fronts as well. For the past 7 years, I have worked alongside dedicated volunteers of the Brooklyn Metropolis Lions Club and the Crown Heights Service Center. When I am not working or volunteering, I enjoy spending time with my husband Stan or my brilliant Go On Girl Book club sisters.
Since summer was filled with apartment repairs and upgrades, Stan and I didn’t have time for a long vacation. However, we plan to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage of the Adirondacks and the serenity Lake Placid in the coming weeks. With the much-too-soon passing of my two dear sister-friends, Janna Robinson and Brenda Ray who both died over a 3-week period, I am looking forward to a few days away.
Last week’s Brooklyn Legends Facebook posts were a reminder for me to persevere. On Motivational Monday, Alice Walker’s timeless quote “whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul,” brought a smile to my face as I looked at the enhancements we made to our apartment.
On Tenacious Tuesday, Angela Lee Duckworth’s dynamic Ted Talk, The key to success? Grit, reminded me of my resilience and strength and how both of these qualities would propel me forward. This video was very popular and many Brooklyn Legends Facebook followers shared it with their friends and family. I am posting it below for you to enjoy. Tenacious Tuesday will also be our day to salute our Brooklyn Legend or a young trailblazer.
On Working It Wednesday, we highlighted the style and grace of Alek Wek, a world-famous fashion model and Brooklyn resident. We also shared fashion trends for you to consider as you add to your fall wardrobe.
Alek Wek for Benetton
We also introduced Maya Penn, a young entrepreneur and philanthropist, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator and eco-friendly fashion designer. Did I mention that she is 14 years old? We ended Working It Wednesday with Cameron Russell, another world-renown fashion model who invited the world to take a hard look at the industry that had her looking “highly seductive” at the age of 16. You can access Maya’s and Cameron’s videos by following this link to Brooklyn Legends Facebook page.
Maya Penn ©Ted Talk
Cameron Russell ©ElleUK
Cameron Russel ©Ted Talk
Maya’s designs – Myajc.com
We expressed our gratitude on Thankful Thursday by sharing words of encouragement throughout the day. Please know that I appreciate reading your thank you notes too.
On Finally its Friday, we ended the week with Time Out New York’s fall foliage guide and their recent listing of New York City’s most stunning buildings. Here are a few highlights for you to enjoy.
Thank you spending part of your Sunday with us. We wish you a peaceful day and a great week.