Occasionally my preferred vehicle for reflection is something I call, “Life Lessons.” It’s nearly impossible to draw a straight line from any of these life lessons to something that I actually experienced today. That’s because straight lines represent the shortest distance between two points.
So, in no particular order:
- Sometimes word choice really does matter.
- The more listening, the richer the experience.
- Surprise is a prerequisite for delight.
- You’re more likely to be surprised if you live in a world of expectations. That’s because expectations often have surprising outcomes.
- Spirit is ageless.
- Sometimes the charcoal lights. Sometimes it doesn’t.
- Confirmation bias is real.
- You can learn a lot about a person (including yourself) by paying attention to what details they notice.
- Packing for the same trip gets easier each subsequent time. Even though it’s never the same trip and it doesn’t actually get easier.
- Sometimes you leave a gift for your future self. And sometimes your future self finds and receives the gift.