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Monday Must-Reads: Reflection

This weekend led to a lot of reflection. The tenth anniversary of that awful, terrible, evil day in September creates many moments of internal brooding and external anger. At least it did for me. Reflection is good. It’s not always easy, but it’s good.

Review and reflections from all angles

Much has been written. This collection from Urban Omnibus is comprehensive and full of angles missed elsewhere.

In a culture where fear and anger are primary motivating factors for action, an understanding of love is one of the best tools we have to fight against terrorism and injustice.

Patirck Groneman simply states the idea that reflecting on love is worth more than the worst evil and loudest critics in this piece on the Huffington Post. It’s an idea that’s still important, still needed and still underestimated.

Reflection is needed on a daily basis, and too often I’m guilty of letting it go. I don’t make time for it and this whole weekend has made me think I should.

How do you reflect?

 

Photo credit Into the Wild via Creative Commons

Jeannie Walters

Jeannie Walters is the Chief Customer Experience Investigator™ and founder of 360Connext, a Chicago-based consulting firm specializing in the cornerstones of customer experience: customer engagement, employee engagement and connections like social media. 360Connext serves mid-market companies and larger by helping them evaluate their true customer experience. The evaluations always lead to improvements which then lead to results like increased online conversions or loyalty.

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6 comments
Jon M
Jon M

My reflections happen while running, taking moments of silence during the day, and writing. Reflecting is such a critical thing to do, and it is one of the key elements that make us better people. Thank you.

Tim
Tim

My class here in NZ did a small bit of reflecting. My students are 11 and 12 years old, so don't remember anything other than what they see or read. We looked at a montage of images, chatted a little a bit about what they the day means to them. Then I showed them stories recorded at http://storycorps.org/animation/always-a-family/ And I finished by saying that behind the big, the dramatic, the dominating images and scale - there are always stories. Stories of real people and real lives - and that is what we should remember.

Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan
Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan

I reflect by writing...eases my soul, let's it out, and hopefully helps others at times as well!

Jeannie Walters
Jeannie Walters

Tim, That sounds like a perfect way to reflect. It moves me to know so many of us around the globe are connected, especially by the stories you mention. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Jeannie Walters
Jeannie Walters

Yes, Bruce, that is so right. Writing does so much to help us move on from one chapter (literally!) to the next. Thank you.