January 7, 2017, Prescott-
My best friend and I had a wide-ranging conversation, yesterday, about inner peace, among other things. She suffered a loss, recently, and the subject arose about those who blame others for their pain and suffering. Neither she nor I blame anyone but ourselves, if things go sideways in our lives. I love her dearly, but if she bid me farewell tomorrow, I would go on, and figure it wasn’t meant to be, for longer than it was. On the other hand, I am glad for every minute of our friendship, and will treat her like royalty, as long as it lasts.
Those of us who are blessed by the Universe tend to have a mighty full plate. I was informed today about another responsibility that my fellow Baha’is would like me to assume. My financial education continues, work resumes tomorrow and I still like to read as many of the posts on my Reader, as humanly possible. Exercise remains important. I will also make time for M, when she needs me. So, the schedule remains, 4:30 AM-10 PM, 6 days a week, and a “sleep-in” until 5:30, on Sunday.
My winter reading list is also present, to fill in the “gaps” in my day: “Cash Flow Quadrant”, by Robert Kiyosaki; “Facing Grief With Eyes Wide Open”, by Medea Bavarella Chechik; “Tribe”, by Sebastian Junger; “Winter of the World”, by Ken Follett; “Footloose in America”, by Bud Kenny; “The Elegant Universe”, by Brian Greene. That should last until March 21, or 31.
We were talking, at a meeting today, in Phoenix, about how people often assume the young and the old have lots of time on their hands. I can’t speak for the kids, but there is joy for me, in choosing to maintain a full schedule.