The Best Laid Plans
Our last meeting was a barrel of laughs! Thanks, Melissa Kornhaus our presenter for reminding us of the importance of presence and equanimity. Much went “wrong” from the start. After my 11:00 client walked out the door, I picked up my phone to notice a crazy bunch of messages, mostly trying to tell me that our regular venue, The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach in Boynton did not have a room for us. OMG ! Someone’s mistake! After a breathless few minutes, I got back on the phone and located a room nearby. We were graciously hosted by The Holiday Inn Express off Congress in Boynton. Everyone in attendance headed over the the new space, only to experience a long and hungry delay for lunch to be delivered. Seems our caterer placed our order in the hands of a new guy…and you know the rest !
No one missed the irony of the day’s topic: “Mindfulness” and it’s immediate relevance to all our experience that day. Everyone stayed cool and kept their sense of humor. ( I mostly did!) and we got to enjoy a great presentation by Melissa to a small group of die hard fans. My favorite set of ideas from that morning remain with me: point of view is everything! How we look at and interpret events unfolding, especially adversity, will create our entire experience. It’s not just sometimes that way. It’s always that way !
Come Back Soon!
We see a lot of presenters and they all do a great job. This one was special for so many reasons, most important, the gracious and thoughtful way Melissa helped us through it! See you again soon !