It has been a while since my last post here on 3 Levels of Gratitude. Time passes. Indeed. Or does it? Time is time, and we pass through it maybe is more accurate. Here I offer on Time as Teacher, and/or the Classroom.
Gratitude is an internal experience. Thankfulness is the expression of Gratitude in words and deeds. Appreciation is the valuing of something or someone in how we engage it. It is an increase in value. Appreciation is that practice where we show our Gratitude and Thankfulness through our active engagement.
History is history. Anything else is less than truthful. This is true individually as well as collectively. If I am not truthful with myself, it impacts my capacity to make wise decisions and take on the right action… with myself or others. Truthfulness is foundational to all we do.
Best fit applies to business planning and life living. What I have been studying, consulting, acting and reflecting on over these last few weeks has centered around the thought and work of Linda Kavelin-Popov and the business coaching of Joe Calloway.
I write and deliver on exploring Character, Purpose and Unity… as forces for great change… at school, work, business and community. Part of that is about finding our “fit” over “fitting in”. Part of that is finding what works for us. Here, I explore some simple thoughts.
Joe Calloway wrote a book I love called, “Be the Best at What Matters Most”. I am thinking that there are lessons for me this day. Being the best at what matters most to who we best serve is vital for a sustainable and sustaining success. It also starts from within, I am thinking.
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This week, I came back around to the notion that “settlin’ sucks”. That “ok” relationship, that often numbing work, that sterile “picket fence thing”. that “what are ya gonna do anyway” mentality… all the seduction of settlin’. And it sucks; it sucks the Soul out of us.
We live in a world that I submit far too often celebrates “the bigger, the better”. More likes and popularity, bigger audiences, more. These two months, I am dialing back to dial better in, and sharpening the blades on my meditation and going SMALLer.
My next two months will be focused on healthy habits and being open to the focus, presence and power of meditation… seeing where that takes me. Will be sharing here weekly.
Another side awaits, 8 weeks away. I am going to swing for the fences, lol.
I will not be posting here in June, electing to pour myself into a Fitness Challenge in a group of which I have been a part for some time now. My road back to optimal health has been steady, but it needs a fierce focus, right now. Some parting thoughts, for now…
In Zealing the Deal, I shared something on epitaph and Zeal. This morning, I awoke with a memory of writing on A Global Stroke. I choose to revisit on that here and now.