Pic of the Week
“The thorn amongst the roses”. This is a picture of me at my (and Michelle’s) honeymoon hotel. The honeymoon was 28 years ago to the day. We came back to the Langham Hotel in Melbourne to celebrate our 28th Wedding Anniversary and 34 years of “going out”.
Wow! What a journey. So much has changed since that amazing day when two young lovers tied the knot, but what has not changed is the hotel. Could not believe the bed head is exactly the same as the one in our wedding photos from 28 years ago. How many heads have rested against that bed over 28 years? How many of them were honeymooners? How many of them are still married? What has their life journey together been like?
Here are the top three things that have made a difference in my week.
They might also be useful for you, or not.
1) A great restaurant I had dinner at...
A beautiful location right on Southbank with amazing views and excellent food. Let me talk about the service though. When we arrived for dinner, we requested a table outside by the banks of the Yarra, and I “accidentally” dropped that we were celebrating our 28th Wedding anniversary. Boom! Fingers were clicked and a VIP table was set up within minutes, followed by two complimentary glasses of Champagne. The service continued to be amazing throughout the rest of the night. Interestingly though we had 3 waiters make their way to the table including the Maître d’ wanting to know our secret to 28 years of married bliss. We shared it with them, and they left with a spring in their step and hope in their eyes.
2) An amazing client who bought me a...
Bluefin Tuna fillet
Ryan is a ripper client who always arrives with a bundle of energy and a big smile. He is also a super keen (think mad crazy obsessed keen) fisherman. He and his son are out as often as possible in Westernport Bay catching the latest fish in season. Right now, it is Tuna season. Something I did not know existed down south. Yep, just out front of Port Phillip and Westernport Bay are big schools of Tuna. Last week Ryan bought me a huge fillet of freshly caught Tuna. We had raw Sashimi style, then the next day tuna steaks seared in the pan. Amazing what real fresh 1-day old tuna tastes like.
More than the Tuna though is the thought of bringing in the gift for me. It was truly a case of “surprise and delight” that I have talked about before. When were you last “surprised and delighted”? When did you last “surprise and delight” someone?
Who could you “surprise and delight” this week?
3) A great book I am reading...
This is a great book written by Will Bulsiewicz, MD MSCI, (a.k.a. Dr. B) a Gastroenterologist and gut health expert. It covers the importance of a diverse diet in plants. It is a step-by-step methodology to stop the misinformation madness caused by the diet industry, and show you the simple, science-backed process for a lifestyle that is effortless, sustainable, and above all else, it transforms your health by optimizing your gut microbiome. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to understand their gut better. Who would have thought Fibre would be so interesting, and more importantly essential to high performance and longevity. Check it out.
P.s. The quote of the week is...
“Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” Franklin P. Jones
I would love your feedback on what had an impact on you and the lesson in it, the moral of the story, or the learning you would share.
Have a ripper finish to your week.
Cheers Dr. Ben
Dr. Ben Carvosso
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