I decided about an hour ago that to help me write in this blog I would refer to a Q&A book I bought from the bookstore a couple years back. It might also help to take my mind off yet another shooting spree in the U.S. It's depressing really, all they ever seem to do down there is kill each other. So, anyways, I am not watching the news, I turned off my Google+ and now it's time to work on this entry...
The question for today is "What details from today would you like to remember?" I guess if I were suddenly stricken with Alzheimer's and I needed to pick three things from today that would serve as my only memories they would be... and yes, this will get sappy for some of you.
1. Earlier today I was passing through the livingroom and pulled back the curtains. It was sunny and mostly blue skies out and I pressed my face against the glass. It felt hot and I wished that it was as hot out there, but with the snow on the ground... at least for the moment. And then I reminded myself I dislike humidity and hot days, but it was still a nice contrast against the cold snowy ground. I want to remember the feel of the heat on my face from the sunlight.
2. This one will be lame too. I'm in the process, slowly, of cleaning up my room (long story for another time) and I picked up some clean laundry off the floor and moved a couple boxes onto the bed. It exposed a section of carpet about six feet long by three feet wide and really opened up the room. For a moment I felt a sense of pride for accomplishing something today (yes, I put my laundry away) and that here was proof I didn't just sit all day on the computer watching Alayna Fender and cat videos. I want to remember that moment when I accomplished even the smallest somewhat insignificant task and felt a sense of pride.
3. And finally, the last one (thinks for a moment). As much as it sucks, one of my team members put in their notice today. I can't really blame them, we're located out in the middle of nowhere and it gets pretty isolated in the winter for a young person. But the sense of ... choice... it is the desire to act for ones own best interests (sanity) that I find a positive memory. It is the passion that brought me out to Alberta, the desire for something that is "spiritually" better. In the end, it's just a job right? So, yeah, I remember that feeling of self-preservation, not in the physical endangered sense, but in the spiritual, mindful sense.
I think that adequately answers the question for today.
Be good to yourselves, and remember, work to live don't live to work.
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