Saturday, May 05, 2007

weekly post from May 5, 2007

Dear friends & loved ones,

Aaaaaah, alliteration abounds all around. Another week has passed and the weather here in Western, NY is simply gorgeous. High 60's and breezy and the sun shining strongly.

I had one of those "Oh My Gosh" moments this past week. Jim and I traveled with 20 other members from the church (on a bus) to Albany for a marriage equality rally. It was quite an experience; overall disappointing for me. I would do it again as it is a good cause. On the way back home I noticed that most everyone (probably everyone) was sitting in the same seat as they were on the way up to Albany. I wondered, "Why?" Why, if there aren't assigned seats, would people sit in the same seat? Have you ever noticed how territorial we as humans are? Whenever there is a workshop, classroom, conference, or something else in which people can sit wherever they want, people usually sit in the exact same spot. Likewise in our lives we probably do the same things over and over and over again day after day. Why? Why should we get ourselves stuck in a rut? We live our own life so why don't we really LIVE it? Why are we as humans "conditioned" to sit in the same seat? It's not like we're in elementary school and have a seat designated for us. It's something that really blew my mind. Pay attention next time you are somewhere in a group. See if people don't sit in the same seat. Let's be different. Let's sit in a different seat. Let's live our lives in a different way. It's fun, it's exciting and it's energizing. Which seat will you sit in this weekend?

Until next week....stay safe, stay healthy, and stay happy.



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