Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oprah Came To Town

Oprah came to town.

I wasn't among those that spent an evening with her.   That is not to say that I haven't spent many evenings with her, and mornings, and afternoons too.

My work meant that I missed a great many of her shows over the years.  Friends ensured that I always heard about the most inspiring ones. 

She has my admiration.  I remember when, listening to her inner compass, she began to walk a new path.  Bringing what she wanted to understand more deeply to us all.  Embracing the sentiment, "what we wish for ourselves we wish for others".

These days you'll most often find Oprah and I together on the couch on a Sunday morning, along with a team of thoughtful and creative people, which come together every month in her magazine. 

As Oprah would say "What I know for sure...", well what I know for sure, is that our world is a better place because she is in it. 

"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become."  Oprah Winfrey

Dwell well dear ones.

All good things, k


Thursday, January 3, 2013

I Want To Live To Be 112

I want to live to be 112.

It used to be 100, but then I saw a photo of a woman who had reached 112 years, surrounded by family, a large cake in front of her, and a glass of wine in hand. 

As I have often said that the rent we pay for a long life is the opportunity to experience more joy…and more sorrow.  This past year had plenty of both.  In recent months it meant that I felt able to only focus on what I must.  Other pursuits, like writing, no matter how pleasurable, simply fell to the side. 

But, here I am.  And today, for the first time in a while, I felt able to sit and share.  I hope this is the beginning of more - much more - as I regain my balance, figuratively and literally. 

I wish that for you too in this new year filled with promise.

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.”  Albert Einstein

Keep moving dear ones. 

All good things, k