You know I just realized why we make such a brou ha ha ha about something like Michael Jackson’s death. It was odd to me how all other news disappeared and the crowds that formed and the tears that were shed, I just didn’t get it. Then in writing the above paragraph I realized how much we humans want to express love and appreciation and we just don’t in our day to day lives very much, so we need occasion to do so. And here we are in the middle of an economic crisis, revolution in Iran, starvation in Darfur, war in Iraq and Afganistan, and all sorts of stressors. We humans are desperate to love and appreciate and have some gratitude in the midst of all this. So we catch a hold of whatever opportunity will give us that permission to go full out with our love and not feel like idiots. So I deeply apologize to all those folks I thought were going “over the top” about this whole Michael Jackson thing and want to say, “Keep going, keep loving, keep filling the world with appreciation, gratitude, and singing and dancing.
Yesterday was a good day in terms of restraint (except for the delicious cheesecake I had at book club last night), and had not much movement except some stairs. I was going to swim today but the pool is on it’s summer schedule and it just won’t work for me, so I think I’ll take a walk on the beach instead (The picture of me and Karen of yesterdays post has inspired me). I’ll double walk the stairs today and park away from the door when I go to the grocery store.
Have a good day filled with lots of Love and Appreciation!