Two friends surprised me with their globalization today! I write to ensure you know how very connected we all are, whether by kinship or vision, and these are two shining examples:
I'm looking for a destination for our next vacation. I assure you that every spot on this earth has been under consideration. I am not very good at planning vacations very far in advance because there are too many possibilities and my interactive mind sends ideas colliding into one another until my thoughts spin into chaos. My strength is in last-minute planning. Not procrastination, but "power-planning". I do very well under pressure, and not so well with leisure. So as I was updating my friend as to our current vacation plans (which will surely change again) she suggested a location (in a perfect Italian accent, no less) that I had not considered. Of course, to my surprise, she had been there on a magical adventure and I smirked with the realization that I had not known that she was so well-traveled. I shall not assume this again! I knew that my friend was wise to the ways of the world, perfectly eloquent about any topic one would care to discuss and intuitive as well. But I'm giddy with delight to know that globalization is going on behind my back, haha!
My other friend is a writer, an executive and a sage. She's truly a dynamo. She just returned from Africa where she advised and participated in a wonderful tapestry of events that culminated in a first-ever pageant bringing ambition and awareness to what I believe will be millions of people. This is a story about connecting women, providing inspiration and sharing hope. The lesson here is that we can all get involved, share a story and help make dreams come true. Please follow her blog at www.katcole.com. You'll be amazed at the business savvy, the kinship and the globalized mindset so powerfully packaged in one woman's soul.
Consider the globalization that you share (whether you know it or not) with your fellow citizens. We influence each other more than we realize. You leave a mark on each person with whom you talk. They remember small things you say, memories you mention and suggestions you give. Being good to each other is the first step. Broadening the minds of each other is the next!