It’s important to take time to notice the world around you. People and their circumstances and their interactions. Nature and its sounds and imagery. Business and its nuances. Yourself, and your actions, reactions, choices and emotions.

It’s important to slow down enough, frequently enough, to reflect on all of it.

It’s important to be able to admit when you’re wrong. To learn from your mistakes… about the big things, the little things and especially the silly things. Like what? Well for starters:

pigeons, parking deck medians, the pleasing aroma of fried cheese curds, bathrooms in #darkmode, packets of powdered cheese…

It’s important to write these lessons down, because you’re going to forget. These are mine, and some involve band-aids.