Over the summer I was fortunate enough to work on a couple of segments for The Today Show. (The videos are posted in the pressroom on coffeytalk.com if you want to see them!) My favorite part about doing the show was meeting Ann Curry. What a vibrant and wonderful person she is! I had read an article about her in More Magazine where she talked about the influence her parents had on her life. Her mother, who was Japanese, taught her about “Gambaru.” Gambaru is one small word loaded with layers of meaning. It means always do your best, never give up, no matter what happens keep going. I asked Ann about this and she said that this philosophy has always been important to her and gotten her through many tough times in her life. I was so appreciative of this wisdom that I made a T-shirt for Ann with Gambaru written on it. There are two different versions, one in Kanji, and one in Hiragana. The T-shirts and other items are available in The Inspiration Store so you can have them, too!