Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hurry up and okay by me!

Sunflowers from my garden
Just as I was ready to walk out the door to head to WV this morning, I received a call from my dad's Realtor.  Closing on my parent's house has been postponed until Friday.  So...I took today to just chill out...I've slept, read blogs, watched the rescue of the Chilean miners (which just blows me away, by the way) and just generally vegged out...and enjoyed every single minute of it.

I have such a hard time of relaxing without guilt.  I guess from my vantage point there just always seems to be so much to get done.  I feel incredibly guilty about doing nothing when the list of things to get done is crazy long.

But I think about those 33 miners...they all probably had long lists of to-dos...honey-do lists from their wives and family, personal goals they were working towards...and they were all put into perspective for over 2 months.  There are so many lessons to learn from this amazing, tragic and frightening event.

I'm amazed at the story of the "white butterfly".  It is incredibly to hear how they worked together to keep every single person alive...they created their own society, with everyone playing a critical role.  The guy that was the  medic, the man that became the spiritual leader, the guy that is the ULTIMATE Elvis fan and led them all in songs.  One of the things I'm most freaked out by is seeing how GREAT they all look coming out of that dark, dirty hole...I don't even want to think about what MY hair would look like after 60 days in a hole!  These guys are a true testament to the good in world.

I know I sometimes (most of the time) get bogged down in the stress and frustration that is going on with my family right now and my stalled career.  But...deep down I do know that their are good people in this world and we all can work together, united in the goal of the greater good.

You know, I think maybe I need to take more veggin' out days...I seem to view the world in a different light after a few hours of sleep and rest!

All the best,

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