Sometimes life takes a different turn than we expected. Our dreams, as if they were bread dough, get folded and kneaded back over on themselves, and sometimes even pounded, pulled, and stretched into a different shape than the one we had envisioned or planned for ourselves. But our re-shaped and re-made dreams can still be beautiful. To illustrate in a personal way how this can apply in an every day, ordinary life, I am linking to a blog post by Kelle Hampton. This moving story of a mother's love is a testament to the truth that beauty can come from events which totally disrupt our life narrative and turn it upside down on its head. Click HERE to read it.
Is your 2013 to-do list done? The year is nearly over and the time to finish all our lists is upon us. I sometimes find myself wishing I had it all done, but I remind myself that the end of year is not relevant to 'real' deadlines and that if I got it all done, I'd just create the next to-do list anyway. Knowing that still doesn't stop me from trying to get it done, but at least I realize it is a game.
Here is Nelson Mandela in the office of Mandela & Tambo, SA’s first black law firm. Mandela combined a lawyer’s intellect with the wisdom of a tribal elder. We need more lawyers with these skills.