"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." Mary Oliver.
This for me is a deep quote which I didn't get it at first.
My father was a bit of a violent alcoholic which broke the family in many ways.
This meant that I became like an animal... trusting my senses more than my societal mind to stay 'safe'.
I could tell by the way his steps sounded or the way the key went in the door, whether I needed to be around!
Anyway, after reading this quote many times, as it somehow resonated with me, it dawned on me...
My greatest skill and one that enabled someone with no degree or 'classic' profession, to become the UK's second youngest local government Chief Executive, was that I can read almost any situation and any person... my intuition is off the scale in Myers Briggs.
My greatest 'muscle' is that which my father enabled through his bad behaviour... I now thank him for that, even though he is long gone.
How can you use this quote for your life, and what ARE you going to change and by when?
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