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Getting inspired back

Thursday, November 01, 2012

So here I am in Stoccholm, Sweden, for an organization development conference. Tonight I slept at a friend, with whom I studied coaching/OD together in the last 1.5 years. In the program, we used to run together in the mornings, before the classes, so I asked her how about a run in the morning, as we used to do.

I was hesitating a lot to get up or to sleep. Last night I had only 5 h sleep, and now only 6h. Usually, I prioritize sleep first. But then, I woke up anyway, so it was not much effort anyway to get up.

And we had such a fascinating run together! She showed me downtown Stockholm, around the lake, the famous hall where the Nobel prize winners get their special celebration dinner, the city hall. This place just looks gorgeous.

During the run, we talked about POSE running, what it takes to learn it, challenges, advantages.

For breakfast, she had a powerful surprise for me.

On the program, I kept proactively asking the faculty to organize fruits and vegetables for the coffee breaks. Each time we had the next week of courses coming, a few weeks before I wrote them to please don't forget the fruits for the coffee breaks. As a result, we had fruits all the time, and we enjoyed it so much.
And funnily, people attending other programs in the same hotel/building were envy to us, how that we have fruits and they don't.

So, she remembered how much I like to have fruits, even when I'm travelling, and she bought this whole basket of fruits to have it for the breakfast when I'm here.

I'm touched!

And I am just amazed, how this circle works. I work on changing myself, step-by-step. Others get inspired around me, slowly. And then, it comes back to me, they inspire me back.

My take away?
It does matter with whom I choose to get surrounded by. Since I run, I have friends who also happen to run, and put effort into living healthy.

Now both of us feel great and energized, and happy for this perfect start of the day.

Whom do you inspire around you?
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    Must remember to bring that up again for our next teachers' meeting. I have volunteered to get the snacks and make sure to get fruit, but the secretary who usually does it always buys junk. Thanks for the reminder!
    2030 days ago
    I'm so glad to hear from you!
    Your trick asking the organizers to provide fruits during coffee breaks is my favorite...
    Normally they serve candies, biscuits, chocolate, crackers and so on, something you don't need sitting all day, and having had some nice breakfast&lunch at the hotel - unless you want to fall asleep during the presentation. Fruits make the difference!

    It is amazing how motivation spreads...

    Try to catch up on your sleep!

    2032 days ago
    oh my, stockholm!! one of my favorite places to run:-) and i love the fruit bowl! and the inspiration - isn't it great when others also start to see health around them! emoticon
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