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Old Glory; New Perspective

I visited New York City for the first time in July and made sure visiting the Empire State Building was on my NYC bucket list. Although it was a kind of foggy-ish yet sunny day, suffice to say the views were amazing and you really appreciated the scale of the buildings when seen from such a different perspective.

Guess that’s why it’s good to apply such experiences to our life in general, meaning how you see a situation as being positive or negative will depend on whether you are looking up or looking down. Something to think about 🙂

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

 

Ever thought about the scale of things from a ladybug’s perspective? Click here to see.

 

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Where’s my window???

This week I booked a window seat (10A) on an American Airlines flight. Somehow I think the airline forgot to put in a window on my side; for sure there was one on the other side of my row.
Moral of the story: be careful when booking a window seat because you just never know what you will (or will not) get but let’s have some fun again: caption this photo!


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The Temptation Corner

How would you caption this photo?
And for the record, I tried resisting the temptation but Mickey persistently kept calling my name from his corner of the table aka these treats were really really good 🙂


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Barbados, answer these questions for me (if you even can)

 

Barbados, I am wondering: what happens if we lose our schools, our churches, our businesses, our homes, our supermarkets, our hospitals, our hotels, our transportation, our electricity, our water, our connectivity with the outside world? What happens when our roads are filled with debris or fall away?

What happens when there is nowhere for cruise liners to dock or planes to land? What happens when we can’t eat or sleep because of looting and raping, when there are no tourists coming to provide income or taste our pudding and souse, when business comes to a screeching halt, when there may be money but nothing to buy with it, when there is nothing at all left that can possibly be salvaged on a little 166 square mile rock? In other words, how in blazes would we ever survive or recover from a Category 5 hurricane?

The last few days have been emotionally draining; so much devastation and loss being experienced by our Caribbean sisters and brothers – truly it is mind-boggling and overwhelming.  I find I need to keep grounded and consciously keep it real by remembering how good life truly is when next the electricity or water goes off, or I am stuck on a paved road in traffic (in a car with a cool breeze blowing through the vents) with a full belly, or cannot find a car park space at the supermarket, or quarrel with a tourist for driving their hired car too slow and keeping me back from getting to where I am going … because Barbados, recently I am really wondering and being grateful, all at the same time. What about you?

To my Caribbean brothers and sisters, my heart aches for you but know that we are all in this together and forever; we are one and you are not alone.

 

 #tearsformyCaribbeanpeople #evergrateful #hurtingheart  

 

 

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How does the mind of a procrastinator work?

I have been checking out a few TED Talks lately and yes, they mostly cover serious topics but some are quite funny too.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a few talks that I love most, so to start the ball rolling let’s take an important insider look at how the mind of a procrastinator really works (presented by Tim Urban) … because that pretty much covers most of us at one time or another 🙂

 

Let’s start a conversation:

  • Are you a procrastinator?
  • What have you been putting off recently?
  • What is really holding you back?
  • Looking into the past, what did you put off doing for so long that when you finally took action it almost took your life? 

Can’t wait to hear your stories!