Well, as it has been the past couple of weeks, poetry remained a large part of my creative writing experience this week. And? Well, as I’ve written about before, I do love it so much. Fun.
Let’s take a look at what happened this week, and what I’m working on for next week.
- The Storm Poem
- A Poem on Listening
- The Reflection Series Part 4: What Do Coaching, Communication, and Insight Have in Common?
- A Silent Mystery Poem
- The Reflection Series Part 5: What Does it Mean to Live and Love a Communicative Life
- A Creation Poem
There we go. See. Lot’s of poetry. Fun. And, this week.
New Leadership Series
Well, I am currently working on the first installment in a new series on leadership, and I am pretty excited about it.
I think the information contained in the communication article I wrote this week, and the forthcoming leadership series will keep me busy for some time. Yep. Why leadership? A good question.
I do believe that leadership is a fundamental concept that is applicable to all of life. Yet, leadership is mostly talked about in regard to the workplace.
In this new series, then, we will take a different vantage point, and look at leadership as something that happens every day, in every context. And guess what?
Yep. It all starts with us. That is where leadership begins, and will be one of the main focuses of the first post. Lovely.
Poetry? Oh, yes, that will come too, and will be much fun as always.
As the pandemic cases continue to rise locally and in many other places across the globe, I am reminded of taking the time necessary to appreciate all aspects of life. And, to be grateful and thankful for everyone and everything. Important.
The Monday message I wrote for the team I work on this week, was about being thankful.
An important takeaway in times of great distress? Yes, I believe so.
I believe we can hold and practice gratitude and thankfulness even, and I would say it is even more important, when things are hard. Very hard of late. How?
By being present to all that is around us. A flower, a tree, the wind, the rain, each other, life in general. A precious gift.
I’ve actually reinstituted my daily walks, which, for a time, I had let go of. Why? Because it is a good way to practice being present. Present to all that is around us.
Here are a couple of beautiful pictures from my walks this past week. One from the campus where I work, and one from close to where I live.
I absolutely love the colors in both of these pictures. Just gorgeous.
Alright, before I end this entry, I would like to do two more things.
First, I would like to let you know how grateful and thankful I am for each of you. I’ve met some of the most amazing people, all of you, this past year. And, I want you to know that I appreciate each of you.
Second, a quote I adore.
“Use every distractionQuote Mirror
as an object of meditation
and they cease to be distractions.” -Mingyur Rinpoche
Have a lovely week, everyone.