Friday, March 11, 2016

Day 10 - 11 and Movies -

Day 11 - 
Gratitude - 
Starting a morning by working out with Cody is always a treat. She kicks my butt, and I enter exhausted and exit exhausted, but I keep coming back for me. I organized my photos on the computer. Grateful for a free hour to do so. Grateful for fresh and tasty avocados this week. I've eaten them for lunch three times - and they were all yummy. 

Journal - 
Scott loves movies. He's a visual learner as much as he is a reader. Our first and second dates were to movies: "Cheaper by the Dozen," and "Cold Mountain." I've probably seen more movies with Scott than I had in all my years prior to him. My kids still think it's kinda funny when I tell them we're watching/going to a movie; because it is so not who I was/am. But, for this man, I'll set aside my bias (I'd rather be reading), and sit next to him with a bowl of popcorn. Tonight we saw "Eddie the Eagle." Pretty cute. I remember him from the 1988 Olympics. Scott, however, didn't, but then his life in 1988 was dramatically different than his life now. For once, once, I knew something about athletics that he didn't! Cute movie. 

Exercise - 
50 minutes with Cody. 

Meditate - 
Time in the shower this afternoon was my meditation time. I love standing with the hot water raining onto my neck, shoulders, back. Soothing, comforting, cleansing. I typically leave the shower more relaxed than when I enter. Showers are great times to practice mindfulness - to let my worries down the drain and invite fresh thoughts to enter my day. 

Random Act - 
I gave a panhandler on the corner a dollar. I'm not a fan of doing this, but Scott is, and so we do. He says it's what Jesus would want us to do. I suggested handing them cans of tuna, but Scott said they wouldn't have any way of opening them. I'm not sure about that. I suggested handing out can openers; Scott didn't take too kindly to that. 


Day 10

Gratitude - 
Very grateful for the opportunity to talk at Jenna's Relief Society evening. I spoke, Jenna sang - perfect voice; I miss having her sound around. Mom came. So good to have the three generations at one table sharing this message (which I'll post tomorrow). 

Journal - 

I've spent quite a bit of time this week in my heart, really really trying to know what my higher power wants me to say and do - with clients, co-workers, and Jenna's ward. Interesting that when I let go of control, I gain control. If I live in the moment, being as prepared as I can without being stressed, good things happen. I'm learning that when I'm in this state I am better at whatever I'm doing! How can this be? I have no idea, but it's working, and I'm staying in this lane as long as possible (until ego jumps in and wants a ride). 

Exercise - 
My exercise today was meditation. 


Meditate - 

Plenty of time to think and reflect and relax when waiting for appointments to arrive. Good time to reflect on what's important. And then this afternoon, for about 15 minutes, I sat on the front porch, in the sun, and closed my eyes and felt the spring heat, heard the birds and kids coming home from school, smelled the end-of-season mustiness, and there is a bite of spring in the air. 

Random Act -

I spoke with patients that weren't appointments, spoke with a friend, and sent an email to a colleague. 

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