If someone could only see your actions and not hear your words, what would they say are your priorities?

On being generous

People who are generous in their thoughts, in their conversations, with their money, with their time, they are really fun to be around.

Here to being generous!

Complaining and stoicism

Don’t be overheard complaining, even to yourself!

Marcus Aurelius

I struggle with this and I often catch myself in the middle of making a complaint either to myself or to others!

Here is to getting better at accepting what is without pain or discontent.

That’s faith

Not knowing what’s ahead, not having a plan, not knowing what tomorrow holds, but you take it one day at a time, you go up the stairs (one at a time), that’s faith too!

Thank you that I don’t have it

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things that you don’t get that you don’t want.

Oscar Wilde

A great reminder that there is so much to be thankful for, not just what we have but also what we don’t want and don’t have (like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer, living in a war zone,…)

Believe in them

When a refugee is telling you his/her story and what they went through to be where they are now, they don’t want you to feel sorry for them, they want you to believe in them.

It’s one thing to hear someone’s story and end up speechless because you can’t imagine what they went through or what they had to do to be where they are now, it’s another thing to hear them and say ‘if you can go through that and still be here, if you can have the courage to do what you did and still be standing here and still fighting, I believe you will get whatever it is you’re looking for, I believe in you, keep making a ruckus!’

From experience, it makes a difference!

Short term thinking

I just read a quote on the European Leadership LinkedIn Page: “you can’t build a long term future on short term thinking” ~ Billy Cox

Great reminder! I always underestimate how much I can do in a year and I overestimate how much I can do in a day sometimes the other way around. But I realize that I’m always more focused on the daily task without having a long term view of what those daily task are going to become.

Great reminder!