Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Weekend Trader Part 3 - Lessons From the Masters

What a great scene to see Phil Mickelson once again on his game and standing atop his industry peers at the end of the most prestigious tournament in golf. 

And what an even better scene to see his wife Amy -- who continues to fight breast cancer -- smiling as the radiant sun shone on both of them at the end.

Phil and Amy have done so much for the causes of education and breast cancer awareness as they fight through their personal life battles, that they continue to be role models for this trader.

Personally, it's pushing me to step up efforts on both the diabetes and educational fronts.  And I'll be presenting another check to the ADA at Tuesday's board meeting for the Q1 Jellie proceeds which will bring the cumulative donated tally to over $16,000.

Kudos also go to Fred Couples who shot the lowest Masters score ever for a golfer 50 or over. Just goes to show that there's something to be said for the gray hairs of experience, and that life only gets better with age. 

Between watching Fred -- who has a terribly bad back -- and having one of the greatest personal weekends at this end in recent years, it makes this 49 year-old feel young and energized as we start the new week.

Have a great trading week!

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