Today is a lazy day for me. I started it with an intention to run but quickly realized that today might take more effort as I hiked 10 miles the day before so naturally, I bailed out and went back to sleep. Besides, it was rainy outside of my window and rain always gives pleasure to staying inside.
Not much happened today. Some days are like that. What I learned over the years is to just go with the flow and embrace it so now I do embrace. A few years ago when I just started living alone I watched a documentary which now I don’t remember the title of or what exactly it was about (except for one segment) on loneliness. What the guy they interviewed said, “If you cannot enjoy time alone you are missing on happiness.” It was a profound statement and literally changed my life. From then on I made sure I enjoyed every minute of my alone time. It took some time to realize that the key is to stay busy with the activities you love and make room for contemplation and meditation.
As uneventful as this day shaped out to be I still found time to… Yes, it’s a time of the year for borsch! Here is for day-drinking, listening to jazz, and cooking purple goodness for the soul. I know this undertaking sound like a Sunday, but being able to take time off work is a wonderful thing! And I am forever grateful for this entitlement.
Speaking of entitlements. I made a list of the entitlements I am grateful to. I know it is not politically correct to elevate your entitlements but never the less…
- Having a great roof above my head (with a garage which comes very handy in rainy season)
- Having a steady paycheck
- Having health benefits that are out of this world.
- Being able to make time to run and walk my dog for hours.
- Being able to work from home.
- Being able to go to the coast on weekends I.e. have a car.
- Being able to buy good organic food and anything else I need (including luxuries).
- Being able to send my sister money to support her when she needs it.
I think that’s the gist of it. I don’t really feel guilty about it because it took very hard work and a lot of time to get these benefits. I used to live on $10 a week and wash people’s windows for an income. But no, I am not proud of it. I just got lucky. Right place at the right time and a lot of friends who were able to help when I was in dire need of help. So I wish everybody this sort of luck because I think our lives are greatly affected by it. Luck is an interesting thing. But it is a subject for another post.