Halo! reporting Live from Berlin!! I just got back from dinner with my childhood BFF caroline her beau and a group of lovely intelligent friends. the conversation at dinner took towards “the power of now” a book that was written by a german man Eckhart Tolle. He is widely popular in the US and it seems to be a somewhat unfamiliar book to many germans. After doing a little post dinner “google-ing” or “bing-ing” i have found that this book has been translated into 33 languages and in the late 90s was in Oprahs Book club…. !! a friend at the table was truly enlightened by this book and has for the last 14 days taken the time to write down 3 things he is grateful for each day. this has helped him bring his focus to the present time and created an increased awareness of self and self motivation. he feels that at the end of it all – all we are trying to do is be happy and how do you best achieve this happiness ? by being aware of your level of gratitude in the present moment.
What are we truly grateful for ? Take the time to think about it….
Today I will note that I am grateful for 1) the opportunity for being able to have a dinner with local germans 2) growing up with a fabulous friend caroline who moved from Germany to the US in elementary school 3) to share with them my story and the story of Detroit ; its revitalization and current movement driven by young people like ourselves.
I do believe 1-3 + of them plus their fellow PHD peers will come to Detroit before year’s end.