Talk about the Courage to Keep Going–33 miners, ranging in age from 19 -63, were trapped for 69 days 1/2 mile underground in Chile. The rescue efforts from the world showcased greatness, compassion and luvv on a very large level. They organized themselves, they kept a circadian rhythm of day and night, and each took on tasks that kept them a valuable part of the whole. I think about tough days I’ve had lately, and then I contrast it with 17 days of them not even knowing if rescue efforts could find them. So for those days, their rations were merely dabs of tuna, small amounts of milk and a cracker every 48 hours. Confined in a 500 square foot space, this area accommodated 33 men. I am humbled, honored and lifted by their incredible journey of hope. My dear companion, Sharon McKenzie, posted this
Here’s a simple way to find happy in the midst of great change!
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Yoda and Jar Jar are great symbols of fun, fantasy and principle. I am posting this here because I find myself coming back to this piece with such a lift in my heart, every time I see it. While the routine is old, it is made new with these wonderous characters.
Our son, Pharoah, just moved to Tucson to start a new phase of his life at the University of Arizona. I am so thrilled for him! And, this change means large transformation for Jerome and I. One change impacts all around. Change, uncertainty, finding new expressions in old situations. It’s awkward. And yet I know that play and silly and discovery are the ways I move out of worry and panic. It’s so much more fun to laugh and trust that all is well. Could it be that laughing assists me to trust…?
This is what great companions and team members do for each other.
I was listening to Christmas music in my car yesterday and realized that I like it all year long. It’s only been in the past few years that I dared to do so. Call me crazy, but it used to feel like it was taboo outside of its season. The truth is that I luvv Santa and Santa is a symbol of joy and hope and the gifts that keep flooding in, if we’ll receive them.
So here it is the end of March, and I’m feeling Santa and his magic. With all the change and craziness and pace that’s beyond what I ever thought I could embrace, Santa connects me to happy and “All is well.” I wish that for you.
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