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“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
― Jane Goodall

alexa inspiration

If you ever wonder how far technology controls many of our daily interactions, perhaps this story will give you a smile.

Alexa is a digital assistant loaded into the operating systems of Amazon products like the Echo and the 7th generation Kindle. These electronic items allow for hands-free and voice-enabled instruction or requests. The mention of her name brings her to “life” to answer pertinent questions.

Mine sits on my night table to serve as my morning alarm, answer simple questions, or play music. Her “skills” are supposed to increase as millions of requests to the app continue to rise.

In need of a boost, I told Alexa that I needed some inspiration. A brief vignette was shared with me about Jane Goodall and her life’s work as a primatologist and science researcher.

While interesting, to be sure, I felt a needed a bigger lift than that. So, I called out “Alexa, I need more inspiration!”

The reply? “Inspiration added to your shopping list.”

I guess it just goes to show you – if it’s not on Amazon, it doesn’t exist.

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There is so much planning in creating a trip so unique from your regular routine.  There is an anxiety about work, the flights and details, perhaps, a language barrier.  Yet, when months of anticipation have led to an actual experience, a thousand different moments and sights crystallize into a unique treasure box of memories in the brain.  When the lid is opened, colors and sounds coalesce to create a private escape.

A new destination creates awareness of a whole new way of being, living, and processing.  It is so expansive, it is hard to believe that others have not changed during that time.  Time has passed! Haven’t you thought, heard, considered, determined, observed?  Have you changed at all or any of the things that you have done?

But, it is I who have changed, for I am not willing to tolerate the mediocre once my mind has been opened to new possibilities of adventure and appreciation.  The journey continues within to push me forward to new destinations and stories with a new ending.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
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