Bits of Life Missed Worth Exploring


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Finding Importance. A Most Difficult Task.

I recently collaborated with a couple of people in drafting a letter to be sent out to a group on our behalf. What was interesting about this exercise was the way each individual chose to craft their letter. The order of topics was different. Albeit both were only a few paragraphs. Each understood what needed to be accomplished. With certainty, I could see that they both chose different things as...

Many Conversations. How Different Are They?

Throughout the last couple of months, my wife and I have enjoyed visiting with friends after many months of shelter at home due to Covid. In small groups of course. We are blessed to have many people in our lives. Valuing their presence by re-connecting with them as time permits is important to us. On reflection, each of our many conversations have all been different. There is very little overlap...

Going Thru Old Papers

Moving into a different office was challenging. Close to my other one that I was in for nearly 10 years. Over time, you know the story. We accumulate things. Too lazy to go through them regularly. Then the move happens. My office turned into boxes. Needing my eyes and hands to touch everything that I have gathered over the many years. Spreadsheets once important now have no meaning. Letters...

Our Nature Stays With Us

A good friend asked me if I noticed that those we grew up with acted much like they did when they were much younger? I wasn’t sure how to answer so I asked in what way? He said that my demeanor was pretty much the same as when I was young. He went on to share names of friends we both have known a long time and their similarities throughout the years. I couldn’t help but agree. His...

During an Avalanche

Today was a difficult day. There was a series of things that went wrong. Although varying in degrees of importance, still ones that I could not ignore. Around noon, there were five things that I needed to do all at once. I knew this will not happen. Waiting for a new computer to be configured at my desk I walked to the door of our office to look outside. We can see a tollway nearby with cars and...

What is Important?

I struggled in the past couple of months trying to find a better way to keep track of what I need to get done. My to do list keeps getting larger. Everything seems both urgent and important. For all of the reading I do, I have been exposed to priorities, goal setting, getting to why, and other words that talk of the importance of figuring out what is important. Surely, what I was reading should...

Misunderstanding Problem Solving

All of us encounter problems in our life. We are programmed from grammar school to solve problems. As an adult, solving a problem usually involves getting past it by either fixing something or stepping in to do some work that may have been missed. To carry the load that a co-worker has dropped or to find the missing information to proceed. To go to the laundromat when your washing machine breaks...

Questions & Active Listening

In conversations, questions are an affirmation of active listening in a conversation. Sometimes to probe deeper and sometimes to provide clarity for something the listener did not understand. Depth of conversation, only appears when questions take us down different roads towards different learning, understanding, or context. Following the questions and answering them openly and honestly, always...

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