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Friday reflection – Savouring the simple things

Written by Allison Wolf

I have a simple practice to recommend to you for this Remembrance Day weekend:  savour the simple beauties, joys, and pleasures.  Notice the magnificence of the small bird resting on a branch outside your window. Observe the delicious taste of your first sip of coffee in the morning.  Remark on the happiness of the child you see playing in the park.

This Saturday is Remembrance Day –  a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.  We can also remember what those brave soldiers gave up – their lives – and take extra care to appreciate the simple joys of our own lives this Remembrance Day weekend.

It is always possible, amid the turmoils of life and the challenge we face, to pause and appreciate the sweetness around us.  If only for a precious moment.




About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.

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