… simple pleasures, simple solutions, basic principles – back to basics
Tuesday June 17, 2014
That little lift I get.
Each time I make something simpler, resolve or diffuse a problem, becoming more efficient – suddenly lighter feeling (not like weight loss – more like WAIT less!) to be had.
I’ve changed my Tuesday morning routine.
That early, 4:00AMish, putting finishing touches on, loading websites, distributing weekly newsletter – extra-early start on work, so I’ve routinely postponed Gusta’s morning walks.
Not a problem if I’m good to go by 6:30. Technical glitches happen … or, lately, administrative issues from growing mailing lists (thank you world!), everything takes longer. Eats time I’ve been hustling to save …
When I’m ready to go out, she’s got all 4 legs crossed, sad plaintiff look on her face … not cool!
Switched my process, walked first.
Middle of night, but so peaceful!
Not sure I’ll adopt that daily, but for Tuesdays – probably that’s best.
Creature of habits – not absolutely committed to routines (call me ‘comforted by them’), unsure it is just knowing I’ve found simpler ways to save 5 minutes today, or thrill I could save that every day, so it saves me 5 minutes daily for the rest of my life?
That’s a lot of minutes. If I gather enough, I ought to live longer, right? Maybe live more fully, but what does that mean?
… on another note, from today’s newsletter issue, I enjoyed a refreshing element from this week’s interview , to find someone who, at 44, is still concerned about what his parents think, about what they might read about him. I enjoyed how he revealed that, enjoy it more in the sharing.
That’s very cool.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 9C/48F, steady breeze and not much hope of warmth, raining overnight, and still, but we walked (splashed!) through a break in the rain – soggy dog and soggy owner, strutting through the silent night, and then with the window open I got to listen rain on-off, first birds chirping, then a cacophony, then quiet again (they must had to get to work!)
Sometimes your messages are clear and transparent while others, like today, are clothed in meaning between the lines. My guess is that it is about a relationship connection missed. It is like a see-saw for me...I press when it seems the other is backing off, and back off when the other is pursuing in hopes that eventually our desires will meet in the middle, CG, Cobourg, ON