This post is dedicated to Brook:
My Aunt Nicole (in the picture), my second mother, offered me a DVD when I decided 20 years ago to study hospitality. This movie illustrates perfectly what I am all about. It shows what “entertaining” really means. Service, creativity, selflessness, giving, surprising others. Making people feel important and special.
It’s also a good reminder that when one does what he/she loves, he/she can reach perfection every time and without effort. By perfection, I mean his/her most perfect self and expression of self. This is because, in these activities we love, we are not trying to fit in someone else’s definition of what is great or mediocre. We redefine perfection. We give it its proper meaning. Perfection to me is producing something, be it a service or a product or an ambiance/situation, that makes us feel proud, joyful and truly satisfied/fulfilled. Something that shows ourselves and the world a vibrant and accurate image of who we really are. Nothing more, nothing less… Recent comments of many of my dear readers have reminded me of that.