Up In the Air

As this Tuesday Minute comes to you, I am in Montana, on my way to Yellowstone National Park for a winter vacation adventure! The temperature is low and the snow is high. It’s commonly said that a change of scenery is good for one’s perspective. I am certainly experiencing a major infusion of new scenery, and hopefully new perspectives will appear in their time.

Food for Thought ~

The French novelist Marcel Proust advises us that the “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” There are people who travel who remain as they were before. And there are people who don’t travel who vigorously explore new ideas, thoughts, and feelings. The important thing is to encourage and nourish our personal expansion, as a person and as a leader. We are, and always will be, an unfinished symphony.

Question of the Day ~

How might you expand your perspective at this time?

And now for something fun and entertaining, here’s a link to a very witty commentary on the buzz words of the day. Enjoy!

For those of you who may now have a few spare minutes to complete my mini-survey seeking feedback on my Tuesday Minute With Mary, here’s one final opportunity and request to please add your opinions and suggestions to help me plan the future of this endeavor and to shape it in the ways that matter most to my readers. This is post #104, the end of year two, and my last edition for 2011.

Here’s a fitting quotation for the year end, from Ovid, the Roman poet – “Take rest, for the field that is rested yields a beautiful crop.” I hope your holidays are peaceful and include a little rest. I’ll be in touch in 2012!