For two weeks I have been asked repeatedly “how was L.A.?” For two weeks I have been trying to wrap my head around it. Words will never do it justice. But here goes what justice I CAN give to it!
* BE. You don’t have to “do” – that will naturally happen when you BE. YOU.
* Be REAL. Faking it is obvious and only leads to being unhappy and ultimately failing at what you are doing.
* Don’t sacrifice what your gut and heart tell you – they are usually right.
* Persevere – no matter HOW long it takes. You WILL make it.
* Being the oldest person there (geezer) has its advantages. (Ok, only by a couple months in a couple cases, but most were Gen X, Gen Y, and Millennial’s) Experience counts for something, even if you don’t understand half the language the Millennial’s speak……or what an “uber” is…or a “fluffer”! (Thanks for sharing an uber, Meg!)
* WHAT I know, I know; and I am the one who know it the best; AND it is RIGHT for ME – I am and have been on the right track = AKA: affirmation from people from all around the world – thank you Intstigator’s!!
* The reason Bill and I felt I was supposed to go was MORE than confirmed. Not in just what I know, or what path I am taking is right, but in the making new friends , new networks and new possibilities for the future. (AND that people want me to hurry up and finish Book 2!!)
But maybe it is best summed up by something one of the Instigators’ sent (with a few word changes!)
– Stop and breathe a little bit more today.
– LISTEN today instead of SPEAKING.
– Notice your body, your senses. Smell more. Touch more. See. Look into people’s eyes –what do you REALLY see?
– And most of all, remember how connected we all are, and that everything that happens is just as it needs to. Everything is unfolding perfectly, and with Divine timing.
It was an amazing time, worth every second, even if I didn’t know what a ‘fluffer” or “uber” was!
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Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.