Monday, August 06, 2012

April - August

I re-read my April 2, 2012 post and thought, "Wow, did I write that?" It seems so happy, and lately I've been anything but. And anytime I feel comprehensively wretched, I have to assess and "count my blessings."

In addition to having a zillion home improvement things going on, I've been on a fun beach trip with my friends, visited a friend in Texas and FINALLY got to see Robyn live (amazing show, thanks again Jon!), spent a week with my family, turned 41, and over the weekend I picked up my annual CEU requirements via 3 STOTT PILATES workshops.

In that time there has also been a really alarming, concerning eruption of hate, discontent, and continued divisiveness in our country. None of these things add value to anyone's life, anyone's country, or anyone's world. It has to stop.

I do not subscribe to hate, negativity, "victims of life," etc. And as such I have chosen to "unsubscribe" from people I've known for many years, several years, and people I don't really know at all, in my social networking circles. I used to believe it was smarter to "know the enemy," but I've decided there is no enemy, just people functioning as metaphorical barriers to negate my own evolution. It has been a difficult lesson to learn, and it doesn't leave me feeling warm-fuzzy.

I had a breakthrough yesterday at lunch with The Time Child. We modified the classic "glass half full/half empty" idea. We decided that everyone has a completely full glass of happy available to them at any given moment, but life contaminates this glass. We have to filter the glass and purify the volume.