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How A Young Girl Learned To Live In The Present

This post by Jessica Winter , a blogger, comedian, and actress , is full of examples of what it means to live in the moment.

Last week I watched a television program called “Sesame Street” which I always enjoy. When I was a teenager I would sit on the couch with my mom and watch “Sesame Street.” I would learn so many wonderful things from these puppets in a way that really stuck with me.

One thing that stuck with me in particular was their special ability to take advantage of all the opportunities presented to them. 

One of my favorite lines is when Ernie Macmillan asks Abby if she’d like some “Sesame Street” candy bars. Abby says it’s out of the question since she is now an adult and all she needs is a little food.

We are taught as a society that it is more important to have and need things now than it is to have and need them in the future. When I was young I was given one of those. But, as you know, things get hard and you get older. So, I have my own “Sesame Street” candy bar. It is delicious, but it makes me sad that we have to go through this now.

In this particular episode I also learned these lessons through a character. One of the characters of “Sesame Street” is Big Bird. Big Bird was always very kind, thoughtful and had a wonderful and wonderful sense of humor.

Another character on “Sesame Street” made me laugh out loud. In this episode Big Bird learns how people work. The story is titled “How to Start a Meeting” which, I am now going to guess, is about you working out. Now, I get that everyone is different and has different skills. But, in general, there are things that make a person “work”.

Big Bird gets to sit in a meeting and try to figure out how to start the meeting. When asked what to do, one of the people in the meeting says “Well, I think it would be good if everyone did the following,” and he or she puts up his or her hand.

Big Bird puts his or her hand up and says “Why on earth would we put up our hands when we could just tell people to start by saying, ‘I’m not going to join in a meeting until I get to know the other persons present.'”

The group laughs. You do not need an example to have an idea of how to start a meeting because it is so common among working people. Now Big Bird has been trained to take on the role of the facilitator and figure out the next move.

If you would like to start a meeting by saying “I’m not going to join in a meeting until I get to know the other persons present,” then just follow the steps to start a meeting:

1. Say who will be speaking 1. If you do not know the person you are starting a meeting for, ask him or her who they are speaking to or inviting before saying your opening statement 2. Let the person know, if he or she does not know you are going to present 3. Ask the person to introduce you or a close friend to the group 4. Ask if the group will be prepared to answer any questions 5. Ask your friend, who will be speaking, to introduce the other person or people interested in the discussion6. Ask the group to introduce you or a close friend to the person you are beginning with 7. Say how the meeting will proceed after each speaker 8. End with your closing statement 9.