The majority of my life is spent sharing. I’ve shared my caregiving journeys through my blog and books. I share my story and lessons I’ve learned through my keynote speaking. I have multiple social media venues such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn where I post helpful tips, articles and blog posts.
However; a few weeks back I watched the sunrise from the balcony of my cabin on the Oasis of the Seas – alone. My first instinct was to find someone (anyone) to experience the grandeur of the sunrise over the ocean with me. I resisted the urge to run up and down the hallway knocking on doors waking people up to share this experience.
As I sat alone on my balcony I recognized that, though I was created a social being and my desire to share experiences is normal, many times I miss out on amazing moments because I feel some sort of necessity to have someone else involved as though having others participate makes it more real.
As I sat quietly watching the sunrise something remarkable happened, for the first time in a long time I was rejuvenated and inspired. That time alone moved me to create several blogs and experience a focus for the future that had been lacking since the passing of my Aunt Josie.
- Treat time alone as a precious commodity.
- Create alone times in your schedule when you can just Be.
- Don’t rush through your time alone – appreciate, enjoy and savor it as you don’t know when it may happen again.
- Make time DAILY to quiet your mind and your life if only for a few minutes.
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