Grocery shopping……Drinks with friends…….. Facebook……Street party with the Atlanta entrepreneurial community ……Impromptu sidewalk conversations with neighbors ……An afternoon celebrating the life of a friend’s mother……. Guest appearance on a radio show……Laundry…..Chipper, the cat, missing for 2 days…….An evening with Garrison Keillor at his Atlanta live broadcast performance..….Wonderful conversations with Sarah.
I relish being totally submerged in the days, living fully in the moment. And, it reminds me of life’s tapestry: the experience of the day – whatever the days brings; the gift of the moment – life flowing through us; and, the beauty of our essence – sharing ourselves with others.
It was fun being a guest on Steve Gross’s radio show, “Gross Reality”. Steve is the founding organizer and now Founder Emeritus of HLB Gross Collins P.C. We first met when I was directing the Business Plan competition at Georgia Tech – HLB Gross Collins is a long time sponsor. Steve’s show shares perspectives, tools and insights to help businesses thrive and grow.
Our conversation focused on leadership, working with diverse groups of people, communication, and the power of experience. It reminded me of the range of perspectives we each bring; and it was a gift to share my experience and insights. Plus, I got to talk about my book; and, he asked the question many are asking these days “What is it like, writing a book?” Here’s the link to the show if you’d like to check it out.
Then, one of my good friends forwarded an email that was inspiring. A woman wrote about wisdom of weeds in her garden bringing her abundance. It reminded me of how poignant every moment is and of being attentive to see all the possibilities presenting themselves.
Finally, Chipper. Last Sunday I came home from yoga and Chipper went out. It wasn’t until Tuesday afternoon that he returned – he was sitting on the front step, nonchalantly, I might add, when I got back from a walk. Truth be told, it was the 2 days he was gone that reminded me to feel the goodness in every moment and like water flowing downstream, life cannot be held onto – it can only be cherished – in every moment.
Reminder to self: love the world, love the day, love the moment.
Thanks for reading and cherishing this moment with me.