It Happened Again

Why am I surprised? Okay, I’m not. But it is truly amazing how life works, how we are cared for, provided for, held in safety, if we but open to it.

I am in Chicago, at O’Hare airport, on my way to California for the third of four leadership retreats. [Update here. I am now in Phoenix where I have Internet to post this morning's writing!] With a long travel day ahead of me, I brought plenty to “do” on planes and in airports. I boarded the plane at 5:45 am in Appleton and took out my journal. Then, my seat mate arrived.

A young woman, very polite, sat down and invested herself in her Blackberry. I wrote.
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The Homecoming

Okay, not an original title! But, it is fitting and it feels right to round out my experience by sharing with you what it has been like for me in the last 30 hours. How do I bring the learning from this trip into my every day moments? Are there really “every day moments”? Somehow I hear in that phrase the word, “ordinary”. Okay, it isn't there. And, I'd like to move forward believing there are no “ordinary” moments, no “ordinary” encounters, no “ordinary” connections with people.

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Back in the USA

I last wrote on Wednesday which seems an eternity ago! And I am writing from the home of my life coach near O'Hare airport. I'll be heading to my parents' home in a few hours for the annual family picnic. Then home… home to Jamie. Yes, I am looking forward to that! I have missed him.

Yet, there are many NOW moments between now and then, many opportunities to co-create and create from what shows up in the meantime. And there are many learning opportunities as life continues. Always a moment to be with.

So what is really important to tell you?
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The Morning After

Yes, it is Monday. Maria and I, along with our fabulous assistants, Kim and Eva, spent yesterday with six amazing, beautiful, deep, courageous women. As always happens, there are no accidents and the perfect number of people showed up, connected, and supported each other truly in each moment.

To Kim and Eva … you held all of us with such ease and grace — thank you!

To Maria … you are a woman of great courage, strength, perception, and love! I was moved to witness you in action in this land you call home.

My learning?
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