What would you do if you could? As the Jewish New Year 5778-is approaching it offers a time of reflection. With the cooler days sandwiched in between Indian Summer, our tendency is to reframe our inventory. In typical fashion we move the “only if and do more”folder to the forefront. In Benjamin Button fashion if you could put a finishing glaze on your ceramic facade what parts would you smooth out first? The front runner headline encompasses the concept of “Dreamers.” The we wish your were “fired”guy temporarily at the helm, is once again showcasing his insensitive arrogance and extreme lack of humanity through negating that “Dreams” are free. I know run on counters, I know. Hard to express loathing in a simple sentence. Worthy of a side bar your Honor.
So fast forward to dreams, wishes and make overs. As dreams really can come true I would bid on a breakfast with The Beatles. “The love you take is equal to the love you make.” Seriously one of the all time greatest quotes resonates loud and strong daily.
Ah! To have picked Einsteins brain for even just one hour. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Imagine it’s possible and it is. Perhaps taken a smokey voice lesson or two from Lauren Bacall. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”
I would have listened more and talked less. Worked on relationships that offered less chemistry and more of a challenge. I see now they offered lessons in disguise in people skills. High on the list would have been to do more ego building activities, honing natural abilities. Perhaps learning sooner, it’s all an inside job. Softer ways and less hard ball goes further, indeed. Really walking a mile in someone else’s shoes- huge lesson. So let’s add a spoonful of sugar to help swallow our pride and make it a blessed New Year. L’shana tova tikatevu.