Here is my morning. I woke up at 5ish with more thoughts going through my head than I could cope with, so I dragged the dog, sound asleep at the bottom of my bed and brought him up beside me for a cuddle. He was annoyed and wriggled away, resuming his perfect circle of dog at my feet. I tired to practice full body mediation. Finally I just got out of bed. Paid a parking ticket that my daughter forgot about. Looked over the Rogers bill that they still haven’t got right, and decided I just don’t have the strength to spend another couple of hours on the phone with them. Sent some e-mails, showered and looked at the clock – it’s already nine. Threw some apples, cheese and crackers, a banana in a bag, stashed everything I could possibly need in my briefcase, picked up the returns to The Bay and Banana Republic that have been decorating my front hall, and left the house.
My neighbour, Richard was outside and after I dumped my belongings in the car, we had a chat on the driveway. It’s a gorgeous fall morning. They are doing a ton of landscaping. We are not. I have a wedding to make this year. The lease of our car is up. I am feeling overwhelmed. Yes, I would be happy to talk to the tree guy, but I’m not taking down any trees. I have committed to a volunteer project that I feel a huge amount of pressure to come through on. There will be a thousand people at the event. I am spearheading the creative. Did I mention that I have a wedding to plan. I want to get this blog out of my head and on to the screen…live. I really need to make some money…. Breathe….
In any case, back to Richard. He went to Cindy Lauper’s, ‘She’s so Unusual’ concert. She started the show with a rendition of Money Changes Everything that went full out, finale like full out, and that was the opening. She ended, with True Colours, acoustic, soft and personal. Interesting huh. She started with what people would normally consider the epiphany. Then Richard says to me that he likes to live each day as if it was someday…. Seriously, who knew I would find inspiration this morning from Richard, and Cindy Lauper.
So, I find myself wondering, why hold back? Why not jump in to the pieces of our lives as if this is our moment, our big moment. Knowing full well that there is also magic in the small moments; like Cindy’s acoustic rendition of True Colours That song is about finding out who you are at your core, and being true to yourself. And, in many ways this is what I am doing with the Recipe for life Club, exploring my spectrum of colours.