I like measuring and comparing things, however a few months ago I was stuck. I was comparing each day of management now to what it used to be five years ago. I told the story to every one who would listen. Intellectually it was a great comparison and a great story- the place where I am vs. the place where I was. But after awhile I noticed that each time I laid out the story I began to feel disappointment. I realized that each comparison had become a dilution of my present day experience.
So I changed it. I gave up the attitude of comparison and entered into gratitude for today. My days are now more peace filled. Yesterday was then. Today is now and I choose to live fully in today…LML
In the same week I experienced 85 degrees and 32, with a NJ interlude of 73 last Friday. I always feel rich around the whole flight experience and the ability to move to a different climate in just a few hours and take a break. Last week there were 11 games, of which I saw 8. On each team the pitchers throw about 140 pitches a game. So that is 140 pitches x 2 teams in a game x 8 games of wind ups and throws or approximately 2240 individual match ups of pitchers vs. batters. So cool…LML.
Even after a 4 hour delay at take off, flying 3 hours, picking up the rental car and arriving at the hotel 4:45 am three hours of sleep was plenty. As we arrived at the field the warmth of the Florida sun soothed the trials of the journey. It’s time for baseball! Young men, who have played baseball for periods ranging from 18 to 55 years have all assembled to try out their craft for another season. Sixty teams organized, practiced, coached and transported thousands of miles come together for this early and warm start to their short and often chilling college season in the northeast. It’s great to be here!…LML
Sometimes you just need a camera to record magic moments. I wish I had one when I met this sales person today. I went to the mall to research 4G, IPads and walked into this small, almost kiosk size, Best-Buy. The sales person was an amazing gift. She explained “I love to know everything about phones and TV’s.” For every question I had she shared her experience and decision making on products, data plans and what’s next. The information was helpful but her enthusiasm and willingness to give thought and then respond to my exploration simply invigorated my day. I’ll go back to her and that store…LML
It’s the end of February but already it feels like Spring. Life is opening up. I can tell by my enthusiasm each morning and by my increase in clarity on what I am to do. There is a saying that ‘the Universe always supports you’. Today I see that support. It fills my life with optimism and flow. But I think the biggest part of Opening Up is easing up. Easing up on self assessments and judgment has provided me with great capacity to stay here in this present moment. Of describing, planning and living my dream…LML
I’ve been working with two seemingly very distant ideas for over a year now. On one hand is total logical business sense. On the other hand is something of great intuitive sense. Working on both independently has not worked. This week I worked with someone with the express reason of making sense of the two hands, of logic and intuition. And that is the gift I have received. There is no separation between the hands. This week I now see the connection between the two…LML
Had many diffucult times 800 days before yesterday. Life has changed cause I have changed. Then there was one recent night and I fell. I fell 2 steps, that is all. Pretty forward huh? For me to count how many steps I fell backwards, and return with a smile… LML
The airline industry made money this past quarter. The flight west from NJ to CA was full today – no extra seats. When I moved my flight yesterday and avoided the five hour snow delay I was happy to accept any seat…but I was not expecting the bathroom row. On a Boeing 737 Row 38 is where you get to know everyone in the back half of the plane. You get to know them both coming and going en route to the bathroom. I was no small target since the window seat passenger was oversized and rolled over to the middle seat passenger who then rolled over to my seat. That’s ok, the time went fast. I listened to talks and music, read, slept, did my own tour of the flight, smiled at babies and watched other passengers’ DirectTV. Seriously, the good thing about my ride in Row 38 was the total freedom and access to the rest room- no wait. Second, as the last group to exit the aircraft my luggage was waiting. I don’t fly as much as I used to and I am pleased to announce that this trip and this flight was perfect…LML
I have been voiceless for a long time. For as boisterous and outgoing as I am, as eloquent a speaker and writer that I am, there are instances in my life where I am not. My voice gets stuck in my throat resembling a snake swallowing a mouse whole, it is caught between escaping out and being pushed down. I am learning to speak today, to free the thoughts that taunt me, the stirrings in my mind that tantalize and twist me. It is difficult, the words peep out in little squeaks. The voice muscle struggling under three pound dumbbells during it’s training session. And oh how grateful I am for all of the opportunities that are presenting to me for this growth…LML
A group of us met and planned an activity. Professionals from different backgrounds all coming together to develop a group of four activities over a year period. We created a first idea together and later a smaller group developed the idea into a plan with each person leading a section of the event. The event came off without a hitch. Great attendance, great content and anticipation for the next events to come. The words that come to mind are faith, gratitude and most of all grace…LML