I have been getting back to some of my basics. After the most challenging 7 months I have had in a while, I am just exhausted. All through this recovery I have done my best to stay positive even though I don’t believe it always works. But I tried to not drag everyone down. I am sure my wife has taken the brunt of my bullshit. And for that I am both grateful and apologetic.
But lately I have been really paying attention to the one daily meditation that still brings me joy and sets me right back down on the planet. Giving. Oh did you think I was gonna say something else? I mean check the name of the blog….haha.
This week Darwin and I over-tipped the trash man. One day Theresa and I bought tickets to see Dolly Parton and we bought 2 extra tickets to gift in the future. When I was in LA I bought a painting for someone. Shh, it’s a surprise. And one day I went with my nieces, to the mall, and we had a crazy experience riding animal shaped go karts around the mall…Even my sister in-law played along. It was so silly I don’t think any of us will ever forget it. Just imagine my big butt riding a stuffed animal shaped Hippo around a busy mall concourse yelling and carrying on like it was NASCAR.
I may write some more….I may not. I would like to. But time is the thing I don’t have enough of these days. I just wanted to drop a note to say….keep going. Keep giving gifts. Keep sharing time with strangers as well as the people you love. It grows and spirals in ways you will never fully measure.