“…won't you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into a kind of life?”
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It’s a little difficult for me to believe, but today I come to the end of my tenure here at Blue Poppy. The company is, I believe, in good hands to continue the work Bob and I began over 30 years ago to help our profession succeed. Though there may be things left undone, I surrender the weight of them to those who follow me!
I haven’t much more to share with you (after all, I’ve blogged and lectured and written continuously for that last decade and more), but I do want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my books or my blogs or attend my classes, workshops, and webinars. I’ve been blessed to have a good career, most of the time doing things I enjoyed with people I liked. If you got a tip or two along the way that helped you be a more effective clinician or a more successful businessperson, I’m satisfied that it was not all just hot air.
Before I ride into the next sunset, I want to thank anyone and everyone who helped me in my career. So many kindnesses from colleagues who set up a class for me, bought a book, attended an event, or believed that what I had to share was valuable! Especially I want to thank my co-workers at Blue Poppy, without whom the work I did would have been impossible, not to mention lonely. I wish them all success and happiness; I’ll miss the collaboration and camaraderie.
Last, I’d like to thank my business and life partner, Bob Flaws, from whom I learned the medicine and whose tireless work for our profession is still the foundation upon which the edifice of Blue Poppy stands. His contribution cannot be overstated in my estimation.
Final thoughts. I believe that at the end of the day (or the end of our lives) we won’t remember much about what we owned, what cars we drove, or how much we spent on our wardrobe. (We’ll be lucky if we can remember anything at all if we live long enough!) The only things that will matter are who we helped, what we gave back, and how much we loved and shared in our short visit to this small and beautiful planet.
So please don’t be lazy, pay attention, share when and what you can, and smile, laugh, love as much as possible.
Honora Lee Wolfe