My long time friend Herb Mitchell sent this to me and I wanted to share with you:
“Mark, you are probably too young to associate with the name Erma Bombeck (Mark’s note: I do indeed remember Erma). Erma was a American Humorist in the 1970s who wrote 15 top selling books. I had an opportunity to work with Erma when I was editing a magazine. Recently I read this quote from Erma’s famous quotes.
‘When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’
Erma died in 1996.”
Thanks, Herb. Wise words indeed.