Salamander with lightbulb

Here’s a piece of wisdom from one of my favorite books:

“As I rode the bus back to my cramped East Village apartment, I thought about how important it was for me to occasionally and deliberately separate from my normal routine. The meaningful connections I’d had over the previous few days didn’t happen when I was starting at my computer, banging out emails, but when I focused on being present with the people right in front of me. I began to think, how many times have I missed an incredible connection that could have been made because I had my face in my phone instead of paying attention to those around me?” – Adam Braun, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change