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๐Ÿ’€ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿธ Death / Manual / Pleasure / Perfumed wood / Reframing

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Unfragile Thyself

September 28 · Issue #30 · View online
Brief reflections on five experiences

Hello,
In this September issue we see my death calendar, my user manual, thoughts on what life is really about, our incense burner, and how I turned a negative into a positive.
Iโ€™m glad you are here.
~ Tod

9409 ๐Ÿ’€
When I open a new browser tab, I see my countdown to death calendar.
Tod's death calendar reminds him how many days he has left (if all goes well).
According to my current age, health, and lifestyle I have 9,409 days until I die. People tell me my death calendar is creepy. Well, it reminds me to do significant things each day because death is coming. In fact, I could leave this world at any moment so I had better appreciate the days I have and make them count.
Manual ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ
My boss told me she had a hard time reading me. So I updated my user manual and gave it to her.
Everything you need to know about the Tod
Pleasure ๐Ÿค”
Iโ€™m thinking about this idea: Life really isnโ€™t about pleasure. How might we prove or disprove that idea? Currently Iโ€™m thinking that if something gets my attention more than pleasure, then thatโ€™s what life is really about. What, then, would get my attention more than that thing and so on? Whatโ€™s the last thing that I would uphold and not allow another thing to disrupt? I think thatโ€™s what life is really about.
Oud ๐ŸŒบ
Tatiana likes to put perfumed wood chips, called oud in Arabic, on a puck of burning charcoal. The aroma is very popular in Kuwait and, apparently, in the Arabian peninsula. We enjoy the unique aroma in our apartment.
Oud burn in our charcoal incense burner.
You look nice today ๐Ÿšธ
One of my roles as the assistant principal at American International School Kuwait is to direct traffic each morning away from the drop off zone in front of the building. Directing traffic sucked until I made one small change. I noticed drivers were uncooperative and somewhat frustrated. So after a few days I reframed my role. Now I donโ€™t direct traffic. I greet people with a good morning wave and a sign that says, โ€œYou look nice today.โ€ Then I smile and point them in the right direction. Now most drivers smile at me, wave hello, and follow the flow.
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Watch your bobber!
~ Tod

๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ Next on Unfragile Thyself, Tod goes to Dubai to see the future of education and work.
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