CEO Corner

Helen L. Breña is the CEO of the YMCA of Southern Maine. She has worked for the YMCA movement for more than 20 years and has served in this role with us since 2006.

CEO Corner


I came across the following quote recently and found it inspirational in a time of loss in my life. I also thought, as we all face loss and the everyday challenges of life, this is a good quote to remind us of what we need.


I Wish You Enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest of joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.


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Helen L. Breña