Most days when I landscape, I listen to podcasts. These moments are some of the best moments for me, where I can shut off my brain from the day to day craziness and focus in on learning something new, completely outside of myself. One of podcasts is called The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes. At the end of each podcast, he asks every guest a few questions. Things like, "What are you most grateful for in your life recently?" and "What are your three truths?" This part of the podcast is fascinating to me. I am so intrigued by how different guests answer it. Intrigued by how different we are as humans, yet how eerily connected we are as well. So this morning, I thought I'd take some time to share my answers with you, and give you the opportunity to share your answers, or at least think about what they might be.
What are you most grateful for in your life recently?
The opportunity to find time for myself and turn my focus inward. To move my body, soak in the sunshine, write, play, laugh, travel...and sleep - definitely thankful for sleep.
It's many years from now, and everything you've ever created has been erased from time - all of the books you've written, relationships you've made, businesses you've started. It's your last day. Many, many years from now. And your great granddaughter gives you a piece of paper and a pen and says, 'Can you write down your three truths? The three things that you know to be true from everything you've learned from your life that you want the rest of us to know...what would those be?'
1) People are inherently good.
2) A simple smile and moment of connection can make a big difference in someone's life. Be authentic and share that with others.
3) Truth starts within you. You can not be true with others if you're not true with yourself.
It's kind of simple. But isn't that the way it ought to be? I've said it before, but now I'm actually making it happen...starting to write a chapter for the book and planning to send it off to a prospective publisher.
But for now...time to go outside.