The melodious whistling from the busy street just outside my office window, pierced my consciousness as I was reading about parenting. Just a few strains of “One day at a time, sweet Jesus,” was all I needed in the very moment as I leaned in, closed my eyes and reflected on the apt timing. IContinue reading “One day at a time…my journey…to understanding”
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What’s the difference between ‘living up to expectations’ and standing in possibility?
Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I have been pondering this concept of standing in possibility since it was introduced in a Leading Change Workshop hosted by the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD). We were to reflect on who we were being as we led our change initiatives. It was also outward looking to assess our impactContinue reading “What’s the difference between ‘living up to expectations’ and standing in possibility?”
How Can I Help?
Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I gazed through the window of my restroom at work not sure what I was looking for. It was one of my two-minute moments when I paused to think and change the scenery. Half-Way-Tree Road was busy as usual when my eyes caught a young man walking along the sidewalk. He approachedContinue reading “How Can I Help?”
They Don’t Look Like Much
Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I peered eagerly through the window to catch a glimpse of the view. I had not seen my backyard in daylight for a few days because I was leaving home every morning before daybreak to beat the traffic and get the children to school early. Now, I was staring at my mangoContinue reading “They Don’t Look Like Much”
The CEO’s Restroom©
Author: Donna-Marie Rowe The walls hugged me as I took refuge in the 3ft x 4ft restroom designated just for the CEO. I needed time to just be and not let my Assistant see that I was getting emotional because she dared to show concern for me, the CEO. She gifted me with a smallContinue reading “The CEO’s Restroom©”
Growth Emerging from Pain
Author: Donna-Marie Rowe It was a defining week. The events were emotional, senseless, challenging yet there was growth. There was outrage on display about the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. I knew that the situation was in need of leadership at the highest level. Can’t they see that there needsContinue reading “Growth Emerging from Pain”
To My Son On His Birthday
My son Josh is turning 15. It will be a birthday celebration like none other. Every effort must be made to keep the gallivanting to a minimum. We actually thought the curfew time was earlier so we didn’t have any big expectations. Ordinarily, he would be celebrating with a host of friends who always hadContinue reading “To My Son On His Birthday”
Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I read recently that leaders should not take questions personally. It gave me enough reason to pause. This global crisis has turned the spotlight on how world leaders provide answers to the media in live press conferences, interviews and digital town halls. I have also witnessed how questions have the capacity toContinue reading “ANY QUESTIONS?”
What’s So Fabulous About Reframing?
Author: Donna-Marie Rowe I washed my drapes for the first time recently (during COVID) and ended up with an extra valance when I was finished putting them up. How did that happen? The truth is I dreaded cleaning those heavy drapes. I dreaded taking them down, getting them to the cleaners, lugging with them upContinue reading “What’s So Fabulous About Reframing?”
Appreciation Nurtures the Human Soul
Notes of appreciation between a guest and a hotel room attendant reminds us that there is virtue in valuing others and little things matter.