Yesterday I gave myself a gift…and it was the sound..of silence. I just sang that last part. Thank you Simon and Garfunkle for an awesome song. When I first committed to the 29 days of giving project, I was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t be able to come up with something everyday. Or at least something more than…I made my family dinner. Ta-dah! But, it seems I am in a vortex of grace right now. Inklings for giving are popping into my head, and almost better than that..I have a conviction and sureness of choice once I grab onto a thought floating by like brightly colored balloons with long strings.
When I started texting, I was in pure heaven. It was Junior High and High School all over again, where I reigned as Note-Writing Queen. If I had put even a quarter of the energy I invested into my little word/picture combinations on lined notebook paper …I woulda been chosen Valedictorian….and not just most creative dresser. Texting. The idea of instant messaging my busy working friend while she was in a boring meeting…with something really funny…or innappropriate? Absolutely priceless. I relished the thought of her noticing her phone vibrating in her bag. Looking down at her cell phone while trying paying attention to some windbag in a suit..and seeing…
..Someone told me you sound like an Owl. Her reply: what? Who? ……BAhahahhahaaa!!!! Ok Lis. Very funny. In a meeting here. I KNOW!!! ahahahhahahaaaa!!!! Get it? Whooooooooooo???
But, as fun as my little mini pico telofino ( I did Rosetta Stone for Italian. Sorry about that) is, I decided I needed to take a break from my turbulent mind that goes something like this: ok…I need to do laundry. Kids have no underwear. BEEP! O look! a text! Ouch! I just burned my tongue on that coffee. I better do a Facebook status about THAT. RingRing!! Hello? Me busy?? Never! how are YOU??
And I have to say, after a couple of hours of finding myself going for my phone, only to realize I had hidden it..I experienced a blissful and zenlike afternoon. I don’t want to do it everyday, though. I had to fight the urge to commandeer the lady’s phone at the drug store…and update my fB status to..In stillness….I find my true self-DeepakChopra