“You must be bored too,” she said sounding uncharacteristically depressed.
That seems to be the opening sentence in phone calls lately, and that is my characteristically go to response.
The last few days seem to be something of a whirlwind with the day ending with an incomplete To-Do list. I like lists. Doesn’t mean I follow list but making them is fun. During my daily chat between Southwestern Ontario and New Zealand JB pointed out that I am busy because I choose to be busy. (She of I Choose How I Will Live my Life fame).
My List has twelve things on it. There are other things I do but these are things that I have decided are important to me. Today I would like to share one of these 20 minute activities.
JB, across continents and equators and I do an 8 minute Tai Chi with Don Fiore every day and I also do the 20 minute Daily Qigong with Louhan Tapping.
Try it if you choose, or don’t if you choose not. A little stretching and breathing gives my day substance and keeps this simple minded entertained.
Wisdom comes to us in many forms. It may be an epiphany, gut, inspirational, learned, or it may be the pure luck of finding wise women and men who cross our paths and we in our own wisdom are smart enough to linger and learn.
There are a lot of purveyors of wisdom out there. Most make sense although not always, most are inspiring but not always and a few actually emulate what they preach. A few walk the walk, talk the talk and believe, not just telling us but showing us, living the message, not preaching the message.
These unique individuals live the ‘Why’ of Simon Sinek knowing it is not just the ‘what’ or the ‘how’ of what we do but the why and being able to communicate the why. (check him out on Youtube)
Having the privilege of handing out awards of recognition to fifteen people over the next couple of weeks I have taken a little twist on tradition by listing seven things about each awardee. I wouldn’t know where to begin for fear of minimizing the greatness contained there in.
Instead I have copied a comment Susan sent to me regarding my post on integrating into a new culture, which really has nothing to do with empowering people…to unconventional wisdom, but is a good introduction to Susan the person. No crazy hype here just wisdom on becoming. If you do just one nice thing for yourself today then click on the links.
Submitted on 2011/06/29 at 3:48 am
Moving to Dubai from Edinburgh was a huge culture shock but not as hard as it could have been because, even though its not the official language (Arabic is), English (or at least some form of it) is the universal language here! I arrived in July to temperatures of 46 degrees centigrade, on the day I left Scotland it was hovering soggily just above 10!! At least the sogginess was familiar – humidity was over 75%!
The great thing about Dubai is that 85% of the people here are expats – we’re all in the same boat so for the most part everyone is very open to new friendships. The less great thing is if you’re not careful you can end up stuck in a group of your compatriots and never really experience the wonderful diversity that Dubai offers.
Congratulations Susan for being consistently Versatile, Stylish and Irresistible!