Welcome to Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough for the year 2016-2017. You will soon find that we are a creative, energetic and fun-loving group of women. By joining us you will have opportunities to learn, sample, discover, discuss and simply enjoy. We hope you will take the opportunity to participate in the myriad of activities designed to help you get to know your community but more importantly to help you get to know each other.


NEWCOMERS OF NORTHWEST HILLSBOROUGH
"May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours where ever you may roam"
Irish Proverb
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Executive Board 2016-2017

As soon as I read the following, by author Paulo Coelho, I just knew I had to share it.  It resonated so deeply with me and is a story that I know I will call to mind often. I hope you enjoy it also.

Lynn Marie


TWO-MINUTE ALCHEMY
by
PAULO COELHO

A legend tells of a man who used to carry water every day to his village, using two large pitchers tied on either end of a piece of wood, which he placed across his shoulders.
One of the pitchers was older than the other and was full of small cracks; every time the man came back along the path to his house, half of the water was lost.
For two years, the man made the same journey. The younger pitcher was always very proud of the way it did its work and was sure that it was up to the task for which it had been created, while the other pitcher was mortally ashamed that it could carry out only half its task, even though it knew that the cracks were the result of long years of work.
So ashamed was the old pitcher that, one day, while the man was preparing to fill it up with water from the well, it decided to speak to him.
We all, at some point, grow old and acquire other qualities, and these can always be turned to good advantage.
“I wish to apologize because, due to my age, you only manage to take home half the water you fill me with, and thus quench only half the thirst awaiting you in your house.”
The man smiled and said:
“When we go back, be sure to take a careful look at the path.”
The pitcher did as the man asked and noticed many flowers and plants growing along one side of the path.
“Do you see how much more beautiful nature is on your side of the road?” the man remarked. “I knew you had cracks, but I decided to take advantage of them. I sowed vegetables and flowers there, and you always watered them. I’ve picked dozens of roses to decorate my house, and my children have had lettuce, cabbage and onions to eat. If you were not the way you are, I could never have done this. We all, at some point, grow old and acquire other qualities, and these can always be turned to good advantage.”


“Too often we underestimate the power
       of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential
to turn a life around."

Leo Buscaglia.
Executive Board Members  2016-2017
President's Corner