World Class Things

“Only through focus can you do world class things, no matter how capable you are.” Bill Gates
This is a daily inspiration to me. Is there anyone who doesn’t lose focus?IMG_4140

Special Times

“This time, like all other times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” Ralph Waldo EmersonIMG_9040

Beauty, Plain and Simple

"Live by design, not by accident." Beck

“Live by design, not by accident.” Beck

Conversational Finesse

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Even with the best of conversational intentions, you can feel the misstep. The trust is tenuous, but growing, and then it happens. Too much is asked and the conversation narrows.
“Note to world: curiosity killed the chat.” Philip Galanes

Life Requires a Great Deal of Sorting

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“We are largely the people we expect to be, because that identity shapes the way we sort through the thousand life choices with which we are confronted daily.” Judith Sills, PH.D.
Sure makes one think, this one.

Energy Walking

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My one word resolution this year is “energy”. I look for it in conversations, restaurants, people and scenes on the street.
These walkers on a day in late October embody this theme to a tee.

Can’t We Just Remember To Enjoy Mealtime?

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“First we eat, then we do everything else.” M.F.K. Fisher
We can do it. Mealtime can return to delicious family time together. Someone in the group has to take a stand and wrestle mealtime back into a pleasurable activity. The children are watching to see how it’s done.

The Precious Years

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“Charm doesn’t fade, wit doesn’t age, and knowledge is still priceless. If we live well, every year we become a year’s worth better, smarter, and more fun.” Molly Ivins
Children remember these special times – really, they only remember the special times.

Over the Ages

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“It’s more like it used to be than it ever was.” says “Rick” on Anthony Bourdain
Family being together can be a riot – and it should be.

Objectivity in – Intelligence

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“I think ‘love of mankind’ is the essence of wisdom. And you can’t be wise without being intelligent, but you you certainly can be intelligent without being wise.” Marilyn V. Savant Looking at the very big picture helps in this regard.
On another note, look at their “whole body listening”, no screens – so refreshing.

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