Well I’m back in
For those of you who care about such things… I FINALLY got back on the salsa floor today and am feeling fabulous for my efforts. It seems that the
But… today I want to chat about something incredibly inspiring I read on the plane back from Tassie. Just after I had finished reefing my boots back on after the security adventure (note to self: do not wear zip up boots on air travel days- amazing how you forget the basics when you haven’t been at an airport for three weeks!)… anyhow, I had finished dressing and I was waiting for Greg who seemed to be taking an eternity to get through security; and the latest edition of Time caught my eye. It’s all about “Environmental Heroes”. So I scooted into the news agency and picked it up, and once I was safely nestled into seat 22F (having paid attention to the flight attendant’s safety demonstration I promise), I dived into the magazine and devoured the whole thing in the 50 minute flight.
You see, the people in this magazine epitomised the exploration I find myself on currently. There are vignettes on a variety of visionaries, activists, innovators and entrepreneurs who Time are celebrating as Heroes of The Environment. These are people who have found something grander than themselves and throw their energies into it completely. For these incredible human beings it didn’t take much to make the decision to turn their talents to the challenges facing our environment and many of them describe a critical moment… a moment that changed their direction and drive forever.
Christine Loh, a former trader who now heads up a unique think tank in
Hers is one of many stories that were like wave after wave of inspiration as I read them. Finally, we are at a time when our world leaders are not ignoring the question of climate change and the environment any more (sure there’s lots of platitudes and posturing and promises, but still, a step at a time I guess). But here are dozens of individuals making a big impact, and who have been doing so for sometime. Thank God for these people, and the fact that they didn’t get distracted by Playstations, breakups with boyfriends or acne scarring.
Someone once said to me: “you’ll always have problems, so find a HUGE problem. Find yourself a problem worthy of your life.” I hope in some way the size of my problems is increasing.
I promise I’ll talk about improbability soon (it is a mindblowing thought experiment I assure you)… I just keep coming across other things I need to tell you about… I have to say I am shocked by how many noteworthy occurrences there are in every day!!
Til we speak again… keep on the lookout for big problems!
Love Joey xx