Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Short and Sweet...

Pick up a book nearest you and turn to page 45. The first complete sentence describes your life. 

I picked up the book closest to me and it said, "The night was calm."

I have had two of the best night's sleep in a row. Interesting.

Peter's bus/home
There is a German saying that goes "In der Kürze liegt die Würze" which translates to "in briefness lies the spice." Peter, my old hippie friend, gave me this advice when I hemmed and hawed about an issue in my life. He explained that as soon as an appointment needs to be cancelled, plans need change or any other revisions that effect another person occur, you must let the person know immediately. His words helped me see that by acting sooner rather than later and with honesty, the problem is unlikely to get out of hand, as it so often does. 

Conflict is never easy, therefore do your best not to add to the problem. Remember that pointing the finger and blaming someone else, leaves four fingers pointing back at you. The only person who can change is you, and hopefully, as you others see change you, they will change too.

A clip from Slab City, where Chris and I stayed closed to three weeks during our travels. The white, bearded hair man in the tie-dyed shirt is Peter. Two million views?! Wow, I'm friends with a celebrity.