Friday, November 18, 2011

A little encouragement for a lost soul

Anybody feeling lost, broken... giving up?
I do.. a lot of times....

'Chicken soup' doesn't work for me... reading self help books puts me to sleep... And I absolutely loath counselling. During school, I just can't help feeling rebellious... and sitting in front of counsellors while they preach, really did nothing to help.

I can't tell you what to do, what's right or wrong during these 'down period'.... we heal differently...method and duration as we are not the same.

But, I am mildly less moody reading this biography from the Lauder family.

Evelyn H. Lauder, daughter in law of Estee Lauder (1936-2011) dies at 75 recently of ovarian cancer. I was reading the news in New York Times, and was intrigued with her fond memories of Estee Lauder. Here's and excerpt it:

Mrs. Lauder frequently told the story of how, early in her marriage, she returned to the couple’s apartment to find that Estée had rearranged the furniture more to her liking. When Evelyn and Leonard were dating — it was only their second date — Estée implored her to stay and be the hostess for a birthday party she was giving her son.
“So I stayed,” Mrs. Lauder said in an interview in 2008. “What could I do? She was like a steamroller.”

If you'd like to read more on Evelyn Lauder's life and death, click here.

Now if you're interested to know the humble beginnings of the a company with annual sales of
3.6 billion !!

Read Estee Lauder (1908-2004, dies at 97 of cardiac arrest) bibliography here. Or wikipedia here.  

And here is some quoted from Estee herself  which I am trying to grasp and hold on :

"If you have a goal, if you want to be successful, if you really want to do it and become another Estee Lauder, you've got to work hard, you've got to stick to it and you've got to believe in what you're doing."

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