Simplicity in our Purpose

Be Present, Be Active, Be Mindful

Simplicity in our Purpose

During my morning walk, I was grateful to be present to capture this amazing sunrise!

Right before the July 4th Holiday, I was reflecting on what a busy year it has been for all of us at work. As I sat down to write a message to colleagues within my organization, I wanted to make the message more about us as humans, and less about the work we have obviously accomplished. My message was simple, I challenged everyone to these 3 simple steps to make the holiday break a restful and impactful one:

  1. Be Present – Spend time with family and friends at 100%, don’t let your devices take over your ability to spend quality time
  2. Be Active – Get the blood moving through your body, take a walk or a jog before you dig into the delicious BBQ
  3. Be Mindful – Breathe and enjoy the present moment – by the beach or lake or anywhere you may be, enjoy nature and the outdoors and be grateful for all you have

What was astounding was the tremendous inflow of responses to this simple message. It resonated! It resonated because it challenged everyone to spend the holiday break living and breathing and simply being aware of the friends, family and the beauty that surrounds us. We get so caught up in the world of work, emails, devices and staying connected that we forget the purpose of our own selves. To be present, to be active and to be mindful.

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