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The Value of Words

In 1922 Albert Einstein went to Japan to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics.  While staying at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, a messenger delivered something to his room.  Einstein didn’t have a monetary tip to give; instead he presented the messenger with two autographed notes, telling the messenger the notes could be worth more than a tip one day.

One note stating:  “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness” auctioned off at $1.56 million.  The other note which read:  “where there’s a will there’s a way” went for $240,000.

Quite a tip.



I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!