Saturday, December 26, 2009
I don't know how my life got so good. Specifically, how did I end up with a loving, responsible, and all around good person for a husband? Why did I end up with two compassionate, smart, focused young adults as my children? And what universal powers led me to challenging and engaging work that also gives me a decent paycheck, sick leave, and time off during the year? And , again, what universal powers brought me to Sebby - a close community that envelops me with friendship and fantastic neighborhood walks? Or granted me excellent health? So I have been amply gifted but why? Why me? I know the theory about my life being the result of choices I made but, hey, that doesn't fit -- my health? really? okay, yes I do my part with nutrition and exercise and moderation in all things alcoholic but that is nothing really. And I made choices about education and choosing a partner and raising kids but other things conspired to make those choices happen. The one thing that I acknowledge control over is my attitude. For years, attitude has been about focus and determination -- all good. Now attitude also encompasses being alive, noticing the goodness everywhere, embracing surprises and uncertainty, capturing the world in a web of happiness. Can it last?