Day 11 -
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.
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.
50 minutes with Cody.
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.
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).
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).
My exercise today was meditation.
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.