Gratitude is something I feel more than ever now. Just an example:
Last night my production manager (who is like family) in Bali and I had a “meeting” across oceans. We chatted and shared pictures via online messenger and email with our respective smartphones. It allowed us to be so close, as if we were sitting together in her family compound where she houses the Betty Belts Bali headquarters.
We discussed numbers, financials and timelines, but we also laughed a lot and even shared cat pictures… and I am grateful for the connections like this, for the connectedness… I haven’t been back to Bali in over a year, but I am grateful that my business can still work due to new technology wedded to a faith in my people there…
Connectedness is easier than ever now… with family, friends, business…
I couldn’t have said it any better than Seth Godin did today here:
“… celebrate two things:
The people in our lives who give us the support and love we need to make a difference, and…
The opportunity to build something bigger than ourselves, something worth contributing. The ability to make connections, to lend a hand, to invent and create.
There are more of both now than there have ever been before…” (read rest of Seth’s blog here)
And this slideshow I created a while back says it all too.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Thank you for being here and being authentic and being you.
May you find connectedness in all aspects of your life and enjoy the bounty it offers you.