Okay I truly believe we live in Mayberry. I’m here in Hong Kong and my concierge recommends his favorite sushi restaurant. Not a tourist hop but a locals hang with the freshest seafood and a personable sushi chef I would love. I took a cab maybe 25 minutes to this personal favorite spot and I sat at the sushi bar next to an American Girl (Gianna Reisen) A girl that lives in Los Angeles and is from, wait for it – yes, New Jersey just like me, and guess what she’s a dancer and she’s here performing Friday and Saturday night at the Cultural Center. Friday I’ll already be on to Nepal but when the troop is back in Los Angeles I’d love to organize a group to go and to support her. If you’re in Hong Kong Friday or Saturday. GO. I have a feeling by the way she talked about dance that she’s extraordinary. It is such a small world. By the way the sushi (Sushi Taki) was great. What a way to wrap up a trip to a Hong Kong and as I always believed, it’s a small world. Everyone is connected. Everyone is our neighbor and our friend.
A very special and unexpected Sunday. I was honored and thrilled to receive a President’s Volunteer Service Award along with a pin, certificate, and a letter from the White House. Thank you to the Royal Society of St. George and to Ratu Muda Princess Karen Cantrell for a glorious and a remarkable day.
Another phenomenal night with the OOSJ. Tonight more than ever I was moved, touched and grateful to be part of an organization who has cared so deeply and helped so many lives for over 1000 years. If there was ever a time to do more, care more, give more and love more it was today. It is everyday. I am honored to be part of this tapestry of incredible men and women who dedicate their time, resources, talent, gifts and lives to the service of humanity. I appreciate you all. To all those whose lives have been rocked the past few days I am wrapping you in love.
I was driving on the freeway and the car in front of me was just cruising. Impatient and racing to a meeting I pulled into the left lane to pass the meandering vehicle. I looked into the car to see who was driving so slowly. An old person perhaps or a visitor from out of town unsure and new to our freeway system. What I saw was a guy so chilled out. He was relaxed, leaning back, totally zen and enjoying the day. When he saw me looking into his vehicle he flashed a big hello and friendly grin that said I recognize you as a spirit and a being on this planet. Hello. In that moment I slowed down. In that moment I wanted to be him. Not racing anywhere. Content, happy, fulfilled, friendly, open, joyfully in the moment and cruising on by. Every person teaches us. Every moment there is a life lesson and a beautiful gift. Today I was lucky to look and to see just joy, and happiness. I slowed down. Put a smile on my face. Appreciated the day and guess what? My meeting was off the charts amazing because I actually showed up as a whole being. I showed up energized and happy and appreciative and present just enjoying the day and the moment. So the next Time a car is just cruising along. Remember to smile