"All of us are watchers of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway, but few are observers.
Everyone is looking not many are seeing." Peter Leschak

Thursday, February 23, 2012


A child thinks of growth in terms of inches or pounds and can't wait to grow physically.  As an adult I want to shed pounds and grow wiser.  A few more inches in height to my 5'4" frame wouldn't hurt either, but I don't think that's going to happen.  Each new year and spring season I tend to do a self-evaluation in terms of my growth.  To me they signify a time of new beginnings and rebirth.  I examine my growth by asking myself the following sorts of questions.

  • Am I growing spiritually?
  • What have I learned from past mistakes?
  • Do I continue to repeat certain mistakes?
  • Am I expanding my horizons by learning new things and challenging myself?
  • Am I making new connections with people?
I love to watch the show Masterclass on the OWN network.  Oprah shares the stories of different celebrities, politicians, entrepreneurs, athletes, etc.   The premise is we all have a story to share and lessons we've learned along the way.  I'm a big fan of Goldie Hawn and I thought she had a great message to share.  "The beauty of getting older is the surprise of what else you can do to make the world a better place with the wisdom you've accrued over those years."

1 comment:

  1. VEry thought provoking! And I have never seen Masterclass, I will need to check it out.