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!