Tuesday 25 January 2011


I am jetlag today as is the King. And he's sick, not a kind combination. And I want to feel sorry for us both, but there are bigger things at play - (okay I feel sorry for him cause he's a baby and doesn't even know how to blow his nose). A friend of mine just got a very bad prognosis in regards to a medical condition, and it is one of those things that sobers you in a way that is a little hard to take at 8 a.m. Sobers you, and puts things into perspective in a profound way. A cold becomes just a trivial thing and jetlag is just a little fatigue.

It has also made me angry of course; angry that there are things that exist in this world that ravage one's health, peace of mind, and harmonious state of living. But I suppose it is one of those things that reminds us that we are not in charge, NOT in the slightest, and it forces us as humans to stop and take pause.

So that is what today's blog is...a PAUSE. A moment to remind myself...[and you, if you need it] to stop, look around and stock of what one has in their life. Look at the things that may seem important but really aren't and dismiss them, let go of the trivial and mundane (and life is stock full of those, trust me), and remind yourselves of the things that really matter. The things you truly could not live without, the things that bring your life true meaning, resonance, and love.

I know, I'm starting to sound like a hippy, but there is simply no other way to say it.

More importantly, tell the people around you how much they mean to you; hug your child really tightly, and eat a bowl of ice cream for breakfast. In fact, for one day, break every rule that you've enforced for yourself for whatever reason (I don't know about you, but most of the rules in my life have sprung from pure hubris and vanity...and perhaps health. Health is a big one), and then do the opposite. Obviously if one of your rules is to not drink a fifth of tequila and drive, well that is a good rule; so don't go throwing that one out the window. You know what I mean. Throw a little caution to the wind, go buy yourself something that will make you feel good and do something incredibly life affirming. Take a little longer looking at a view, apologize to someone even if they were in the wrong, eat a warm croissant (a cure for any ill) and dip it into hot chocolate.

Go on, try it, in the name of my friend. Cause without making you want to drown yourself in the milk in your cereal bowl, we only have one shot at this, so let's make it count.
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