Holiday season is upon us. Halloween came and went and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I’m just slightly late in the time frame I like to buy Christmas presents; I really enjoy getting my two boys great gifts but must get them before they sell out.
I just finished the previous post but wanted to close it and just write down a few thoughts in a new post.
Life has been a blur recently and I don’t even know myself where I’ve been. I certainly haven’t been writing, nor working out much. I am in constant wonder at how fast life goes buy, especially when work is so busy, that I catch myself and try to take in the special moments when I’m with my kids. They are growing up so fast and I am aging. Life is going much more quickly than before and not stopping.
It is 4:25 AM on Friday October 26th, 2018. I woke up at three o’clock and could not go back to sleep. So I got up, did my morning chores and now have the TV fireplace with its peaceful morning music on and the Amish fireplace is on as well. It has been a long time since I’ve been up so early with a lot of time to do as I wish.
It is Monday morning at 8:33 AM. Usually this is one of the worst times to write due to Monday morning work but I wanted to get a few things down that have been on my mind.
An acquaintance from my childhood put a message up on her Facebook saying “Be Inclusive, Be Kind.” She has a child with Downs Syndrome and so this message is of extreme importance to her. It struck me because she was Not inclusive and Not kind when she was a kid. My mom told me that when I was in kindergarten with this person she was asking for people to play with her. Apparently I said, “I’ll play with you,” to which she responded “No, not you.” I had forgotten this episode but my Mom never did and said she wanted to punch her kindergartener or not! Yes, I would feel the same if someone was mean like that to my kids.
It is 6:27 AM and I’m at the gate in Oakland Airport for my flight to Burbank. These past few weeks have been a daze and I haven’t had time to write. I’m so busy with the new job that time marches by in a blur and I have to catch myself and take a moment to be mindful and appreciate life and all the small moments that make up our experiences.
Aside from work karate has also been at the forefront so let’s start there.