Most people know today is Earth Day. That’s great; this planet of ours can use a little TLC. But lost in the shuffle of go green-ism this year is another important day of recognition: it’s Administrative Professionals Day. Be sure to give a big ol’ warm and sincere thanks to the person (or people) who makes your professional life much easier. I’d be willing to bet they’re working harder than ever. Do something nice for them.
As for Earth Day and trees, I keep watching the majestic oaks along Broadway, hoping to see a few leafy sprouts on the ones that still look dormant (dormant is the hopeful way of saying “dead”). A lot of them have come back, recovered from the saltwater soaking and dry spell that followed Ike. Someone told me that our own Blocker Oak is looking pretty bleak. Those old and mighty trees have magic in them. Give them time, they’ll surprise us.
I like to drive around with my windows down this time of year, catching whiffs on the evening breeze of fragrant honeysuckle and jasmine. When I lived on the West End, my daily commute took me past Galveston Island State Park. There, acres of wild honeysuckle lined the road, and even at 50 mph, it perfumed your car, flooded your senses, smelled like a stroll through heaven. Happy Earth Day. Happy Administrative Professionals Day.