Hello. I just returned from a visit with my aging parents. What a bittersweet time of memories and tenderness. That’s why I am trusting in gratitude. Read on for the entire TGIF rundown – Trust, Gratitude, Inspiration, & Fun!
Thankfulness is a game changer. I’m trusting in gratitude.
This past week, I spent doing some pretty unpleasant, menial tasks as I cared for my parents.
Their genuine and heartfelt thanks made serving them easy and tender. I experienced first-hand how gratitude transforms a chore into an opportunity to connect. I am trusting in the transformational power of gratitude.
I am grateful for the clear-headedness of my recent workshop participants. I was leading a session on project management and one of the members fainted. One second she was standing. The next she lay inert on the floor.
The group of upcoming leaders rallied to her succor: two rushed off to secure medical assistance, others led stragglers out of the room to keep the place calm, others kept talking to her and rubbing her face, … Each person found a practical way to contribute to an unexpected and potentially dangerous situation.
Everyone survived…and as a group, we thrived.
On September 30, 2019 Jessye Norman died and left this earth. What an inspiration of character, hard work, grit, as well as talent.
I love how she interpreted the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, at the 200th anniversary of the French revolution.
Here she is captivating the French audience with her talent. Click on the image to enjoy the short video!
Tomorrow I’m going apple picking! Fun & Yummmm…
Wishing you a great week.
A bientôt (next week), Denise
Neat & New Stuff
Enjoy these posts inspired by my father’s wisdom:
“Aging isn’t for sissies!”
What’s YOUR Focus Word?
As life passes, one realizes time is…limited. That’s a focusing thought! Read on…
When It’s Urgent to Reflect
I wrote this post after a hearing a professor speak on leadership and reflexion at a Harvard Business School reunion. My father had encouraged me to attend the school and the place holds a soft spot for us. Read on…
Serenity. To Accept the Things We Cannot Change
We cannot change the passage of time and the impact it has on our bodies and our relationships. But discover what we can do about it! Read on…
Interview with Elizabeth Moreno, CEO of Lenovo France
Lenovo speaks of taking risks: how she learned how to embrace risk-taking with confidence and thrive. Read on…