Friday, February 19, 2010

A Sudden Stop

Over the last two weeks, I have spent three days snowed in at my house and four days snowed in with my ex-husband and cranky toddler in a very small room. All the while waiting on my flight to Louisiana to be rescheduled for the umpteenth time.

My week long trip to see family ended up being only three days. Plus I had tons of school work I could have been doing had I had Internet access. I had a lot of stuff I needed to do! I was extremely frustrated with my situation. But I decided to remain calm and kind.

What else could I have done? Nothing. It was what it was. So there was no need to get upset about something out of my control.

This sudden stop, this slamming on the brakes, really helped me refocus and re-prioritize things. If you were recently snowed in with a huge list of urgent "to-dos" how did you handle things?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How many times do we really just listen - with no tv in the background, no Internet showing us a million more things, no cell phones, no noise. Just listening. Listening to each breath moving in and out of our over stimulated bodies. Listening is learning. When was the last time you visited your school?

Sweet moments never forgotten, but sometimes missed. Make sure you're there when you spend time with a little one. Make sure you're there when a well seasoned elder starts chatting with you. Make sure you're there.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Everything I thought it would be.

I just had a great meeting with some folks from Wilmington University. Going to school at WU has been a great experience. And I must say meeting their University Relations staff was everything I thought it would be. A great experience just like my school experience. I am hoping to go back!