Good Grief, Inbox 0

I met with the Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support today about helping them with their social media strategy. As a social media un-consultant, I advocate building a social media communication strategy from within, using the talents of your internal human resources rather than hiring someone like me to tweet for you. The GGC has a good team of volunteers and staff, and I’m looking forward to meeting them at our first brainstorming session.

On the way home, I stopped at W.G. Grinders for an early dinner/late lunch/very late breakfast, and spoke with the owner about some things that we’d like to see happen in the neighborhood. I had the spicy chicken grinder, one of my favorites, but I’d need at least two hands to count my favorite grinders.

I came home to a Monday’s worth of good email. I got busy communicating for a few hours, then I was back up on the avenue to meet with a new friend who just lost an old friend. I had just finished reading some of the materials I got from the GGC, so I gave those to him. They contained some good ideas, and a quote from Einstein that stuck with me:

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.

Four messages came in as I wrote this, but getting my inbox to zero felt like an accomplishment today.