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'You do not need any qualifications to become an inspiration to your children (or others).'
“This gets an A+ in my book!” the former first lady tweeted.
Empowering the next generation of brilliant leaders by drawing inspiration from existing ones.
Parents can teach us a lot of lessons. But often families don't talk enough about the difficult stuff in life. And there is one topic I wish my father had talked to me about before he died.
Her hair is gone now. All those curls, left on pillows and in clumps clogging the plug hole till she got fed up and shaved it all off. You probably think I was selfless and shaved mine off too in solidarity, but I didn't. She doesn't believe me, but being bald just shows how beautiful she is -- the curve of her head, her lovely big eyes.
Now, I am in a different place, thankfully. For how long? Who knows. And there might come a time, sooner or later, when the term sabbatical feels more appropriate and necessary than it feels now.
When we are hurt, feel pushed to respond, and others tell us what to do, it is important to listen to our inner voice and follow our intuition. But often it is not as easy and as straight forward as that.
One week before my operation I carried my bicycle up and across the bridge. Six weeks later, due to chemotherapy, I was unable to climb the same steps without holding onto the bannister and later-on, without holding on to a friend.
Over the years, I've heard a lot about this place called 'The Meantime' - the place between that which has gone (ending of a relationship, job, project, phase of your life etc) and that which has yet to materialise - your next step 'up' on the ladder of life.