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Who Are They Working For? #456

by Sue Hawkes

Think about it. As our world has evolved, we have to be better in new ways.  Working in a more delivery-based world, what I’ve found is service and follow through are at the top of my list.  One of my favorite places to purchase clothing recently sent my purchase to an old address…twice. I’ve ordered from them and fixed my address in my profile, talked with…

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Celebrating The Good Days #455

by Sue Hawkes

Do you ever have sleepless nights? Me too, only not all of them are bad.  I awoke early one day last week and decided I should arise rather than try to return to sleep, it just wasn’t working. I wasn’t terribly restless, just done sleeping.   It happens that way when you get the right amounts of what you need, sleep, water, food, exercise, human…

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Appreciation in 2020 #454

by Sue Hawkes

Appreciation. Many of us forget to express it often enough.  For some, it’s a first-class love language, for others it’s the difference in mood for the day.  How often do you think of how much you appreciate a gesture, an effort, a kind thought or act and you don’t say something in the moment, you keep it to yourself feeling good, while moving…

Sue HawkesAppreciation in 2020 #454
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If We Act Upon It #453

by Sue Hawkes

Sometimes, the right question finds you at the right time.   As I was reading through some of my journal notes, I found myself learning and re-learning some magnificent lessons. When you’re up early and you have this divine space and time where no one needs you, the day hasn’t begun for the world, and there is nothing but you and the…

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Let’s Practice #452

by Sue Hawkes

Don’t open your mouth in a state of anxiety.  Seems simple, right? Well, not for some of us.  When I’ve done this, it’s only misfired 100% of the time. How about you?  Learning to hit a pause button in my mind before my mouth automatically takes off is a practice I’m working on. I need to be better.   This year has offered abundant opportunities for…

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Yet #451

by Sue Hawkes

Goals. They’ve seemed more challenging to envision this year, haven’t they?  When uncertainty prevails, we default to paralysis. We wait, hoping for certainty, familiarity and what we “knew” to be true. Funny thing is, it wasn’t true, it was predictable.   Truth be told, predictability will fail you. When any of us gets too comfortable, we settle. Settling leads to mediocrity.   What if we reframe…

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45% To Goal #450

by Sue Hawkes

45%. I’m close to halfway and haven’t missed a day, and that is a celebration for me – I’m feeling confident about reaching 1,000 daily blog posts. For those of you playing along, I check in every 50 posts to take a macro look and document what I’m learning in this process. I took Seth Godin’s challenge from this blog post: https://seths.blog/2018/10/the-first-1000-are-the-most-difficult/.   2020 has provided many opportunities to write, observe, comment and ponder for…

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It’s All There #449

by Sue Hawkes

When you pay attention, everything you need is right in front of you.  As I went to cast my vote last week, we were standing in line on a chilly Minnesota day wishing we’d arrived even earlier to avoid the line outside in the cold wind.   As we chatted with the people around us, a woman next to me suggested we didn’t need to…

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Ask And Begin #448

by Sue Hawkes

Curiosity will get you further than certainty most of the time.  Am I suggesting you abandon all reason and those things you’re certain of, no. I am suggesting the only way we create connection, community and possibility is through our relatedness. Shared knowledge, we can do what I can’t and the sum of the whole is greater than any of its parts.  When we…

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Paying It Forward #447

by Sue Hawkes

From lawyer and activist Vernon Jordan on the collaborative nature of life:   “You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro…

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