Day 7: 9:00am on the Lido Deck kitchen floor our family held meditation with the Monterey Moon Jellies. It was lovely. What an amazing idea! They also have live cams on their website, but 6:20am in California, doesn’t show too much ;)
Thank you again to all the people that donated. I wanted to give you a quick update on how the trip is going.: First, it is a lil hot about 94 degrees. This is a bit harsh when you add in pollution, traffic and bugs. That said, the schools that we are visiting are quite …
It is interesting to me that these days we are all about putting each other down. Take a moment to search any news source on Twitter and watch the rabbit hole into which you will delve. People hating people and no end in site. Politics is stuck. Neither side is budging. There is no compromise and there is no willingness to hear the other side.
One of our favorite phrases at home is, “Everybody is crazy except you and me. And sometimes I wonder about you.” This pretty much sums up how the world is today. I feel like we are acting like the guys in the game above. Doing whatever it takes to tear others down. My question is, “and then what?” Say you succeed? Say you tear everyone around you down? Then what? I wish I had an answer for everyone.
The closest I can come is to think of a leadership exercise that I once went through. The room was split into two groups. Each group was given the same stack of Duplos and told to build the tallest free standing tower that they could. The exercise was then timed. Each group set out to try to use the pieces in innovative ways. Could they balance the blocks on their end and get a lil more height as opposed to interlocking? Could they build a strong base to get maximum height? At the end, the judges reviewed both sculptures and concluded that both teams had lost. Lost. The instructions were to build the tallest tower that you could, period. There was nothing else in the rules that said you only had to use your pieces and that you could not share, that you could not both mutually benefit. It was a humbling, but important lesson. I wish we could play this game with America.
…good for you? Are you ready or are you freaking out? One of my colleagues today mentioned that he had to sit through four different birth movies. 4! That is the same number of Scream movies BTW! I don’t know what they put in the water at work or the wine at church but it …
Life just got sooo… much better!
I have seen better versions of this comparison, but here is a good one. We need enough snow for this to be fun, but here’s hoping: