Things that Happened Today

1. We sat with Tibetan Buddhist Monks while they created a beautifully intricate World Peace Mandala that will be swept away the moment it's finished. We were reminded of the work we have to do to make peace with impermanence, with each other, and with ourselves. When Greta broke through the silence, singing loudly, "We will, we will ROCK YOU!" we were also reminded not to take ourselves too seriously. Laughing while contemplating world peace is good and right. The monks smiled. I have to add, on our way there, I was explaining that the monks would be creating a beautiful design out of sand to the kids, and Greta excitedly asked, "Are we going to the beach?!"

2. I was rear-ended this morning. When I got out of the car to make sure everything was alright, the driver said, "Oh, I'm sorry! I have a broken foot and I'm wearing a boot!" I responded, "Do you think maybe you shouldn't be driving?" She shrugged and said, "Yeah, probably. But the doctors didn't tell me that!" So, not only have we, as a culture, completely outsourced responsibility for our own health, we've also outsourced any responsibility to think on our own at all! #empoweryourself #think

3. Okay, this one happened yesterday. A friend gave Greta a new outfit and she asked to put it on. Once it was on, she said, "This isn't a dress! What is it?" I said, "It's a jumper!" Delighted, she squealed, "Ooooh!" And started jumping. <3