As is true with so many TED Talks, I was reminded of things I already know - but these insights came at a good time for me.
- All children need encouragement - especially the ones who tend to follow their own drumbeat. I wish I could say I had been better at this as a parent.
- Words of encouragement are always appreciated - whether to children or adults. You never know how what you say will impact the person you say it to.
- It takes work to be successful. Even if you are talented.
- Be open to new ideas but also be true to your own style.
I am not yet meditating, but I am spending small bits of time each day focusing on something that is not work. Today, it was this.
And, for those of you who know I had surgery, I'm doing fine. I'm mostly back to normal. My eye is sore but he did drill a new lacrimal duct. I'm not as sore as I thought I'd be. I'm not supposed to exercise for a week and I am enjoying that part - I slept in this morning and plan to again tomorrow.
I have a part in the Vagina Monologues Wednesday night. Rehearsals started last night, there's one tonight and then the performance. If you've never seen this play, you might look to see if there is a performance in your area. It would be this week. Let's face it, men have no problem identifying with their 'parts', their manhood so to speak. This is about women embracing the female experience. The stories are moving.