What's that? Torn … between writing because I think I have something to share with you … and reading because there is so very much to learn! And with each paragraph in the latest leadership book I am reading, there is an idea that's worth incorporating into my life.

So, what's a woman to do?

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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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