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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lipstick Leadership: Home Is All Around Us - Elaine Starling's Story!

"My parents are both college professors. Every Thanksgiving, my parents invited foreign students to join our family for Thanksgiving dinner. My mom would cook a turkey, a goose, tons of stuffing, green beans, homemade biscuits, and multiple pies. We all gathered around a groaning table to celebrate the holiday. My parents made sure there you pens on hand so that each guest could sign the tablecloth - a tradition handed down through my mother's family. They wanted to capture the good will, great memories, and joyful moments shared around that table. My mom hand-embroidered each signature before washing the tablecloth. We still gather around that table and reminisce about the fun we shared with our international friends. Sharing our Thanksgiving meal with others reminded us that, regardless of where we are, home is all around us, uniting us with the shared spirit of collaborative joy."

- Elaine Starling, Promise Power TM, www.PromisePower.com

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