Day 309: Notice

Two points of notice today:

First: There I was–once again walking across campus, totally oblivious to everything around me. Yup, reading email too. But I caught myself, and forced myself to come to a complete standstill. I turned around slowly, 360 degrees. It amazes me how easily I can become blind to my everyday surroundings. And it’s equally amazing how easy it can be to become aware.

Second: I had a chance to hear a great speaker tonight. She told the story of her life, from growing up on a farm and attending a one room school to becoming a university president. Her entire talk was quite inspiring, but one sentence struck me: when someone asked her how she managed her work/life balance, she responded, “Wherever I am, I try to be present. And I had to learn to embrace the fact that sometimes I’m going to fail at that.”

Point well taken!


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3 Responses to Day 309: Notice

  1. Anne Lene says:

    Very well said! I think I’ll have to steal that from her/you… and implement it in my life…

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