We’re lucky. Pentel of America is based in Southern California so we haven’t been affected by the weather around the county like many of you. Although, now that I think of it, maybe you’re the lucky ones. You get school snow days, time off work days, and cozy days by the fire watching the snow come down. What do you do on these types of days? I hope it’s more than spending time on the computer (except for reading this blog of course). Tap into your creative side. Since you’re spending time at home, experiment with drawing, painting, or writing. Go on! No one will know except you and me.
Olympic fever- it’s everywhere. I happen to be a big fan of the Opening Ceremonies. Seeing the athletes enter the games, in alphabetical order, is for me, like the Disneyland ride of “It’s A Small World” coming to life. The diversity, the national pride, the eager, nervous smiles of the athletes- simply put, it’s thrilling. It’s not an easy road- getting to the Olympics. It requires sheer determination, consistency, dedication, and a bit of luck. In today’s economic environment- there are lessons to be learned from Olympic athletes. Lindsey Vonn, the Unites States skier that suffered a shin injury that almost prevented her from attending this year’s Olympics- mustered through and won a gold medal today, despite her injury.
Valentine’s Day is about hearts and flowers, candy and love notes. It’s a time to express your feelings to those around you. Even if you don’t have a significant other you’ve been touched by a family member, a good friend, a co-worker. Take this time to let them know how much you appreciate them. In today’s digital world, there’s nothing as personal and that says “I care” like a hand-written note. Write a note of thanks, of feeling, or just “I’m thinking about you.” It’ll mean so much to them...
Pentel of America Hello and welcome to the new Pentel blog, the official source for information, insight, and updates about Pentel of America, Pentel Recycology, and Pentel Arts. We thought now was the right time to open the door and start a conversation with our community about what’s happening in the office supplies, writing instruments, and art supplies categories.