‘Oh, what a beautiful morning’ is a song that often springs to mind on my daily morning walk. On a recent walk, the song sparked a new idea. As I walked along, I began to think about 2020, the year I have had; what I have experienced, and what I have learned. My thinking unleashed; these ideas quickly linked to the title of the song. I thought “O” What a Wonderful Letter. Knowing haste was of the essence to capture my ideas on paper, I quickened my pace toward home. I hurriedly wrote down three ‘O’ words: Observe, Opportunity, and Optimism.
When did we stop being curious? As children, we were filled with creativity and imagination. We explored the world around us; we learned to climb trees, ride a bicycle, dig in the soil, and discover things. As we grew, we moved into a system of education, followed by, for many people, a working environment. Is this the point where we were stripped of being curious? What if we gave ourselves permission, once again, to embrace a more curious approach?
Whether you’re switched on digitally or not, there is a lot going on. We frequently overfill our diaries, our time, and our minds. Do you feel like you have been pulled into the vortex and you’re spinning endlessly? If only you could press stop. Now, I’m someone who loves to step away from the noise daily, to walk in nature. I have a strong inner need to download my thoughts, and to refresh my mind, body, and spirit. When I fail to make time to do this, my mind remains in a contact state of busyness and I am aware that I do not deliver the best of who I am, to my loved ones, friends, or clients.
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