And The Long Of It. . .
To be brief, I could tell you that I recently went to get a haircut and then went to lunch. Both are true. And brevity certainly has its place. And it's definitely to the point. But why be succinct when lengthy or long-winded can also work?
This past Sunday, I did get a haircut. It was my first visit since March to see the woman who takes control of that project. To say I was overdue would be kind. And definitely an understatement.
The current pandemic has caused many businesses in Los Angeles County to close, then reopen, shut their doors mere days later, adjust if at all possible and then recently reopen(again) with lots of different restrictions along with rules aplenty. Many business remain closed.
My hair has never been so long. And now, a lot of it was gone as I saw the remainder of my locks scattered on the floor. It was nice to get out and about since my excursions beyond my front door have been curtailed during much of this year. It was nice seeing a familiar place. A familiar face too.
After the haircut. It was off to lunch. Not so unusual in typical times but 2020 has been anything but "T". That T-word is almost unspeakable as is the "normal" word. What's that anyway?
While these two events may seem rather unspectacular and may underscore the ordinariness of life there is a lesson. At least in my mind.
In continuing to understand ourselves and our role in life we can embrace the everydayness that remains important. We can fully explore it. Experience it. It serves as a reminder to appreciate each day.
Opportunities present themselves every day -
You just have to be alert and ready to act.
Yes, this time has created more opportunities to ponder. I actively participate in self-talk. An inner dialog occurs. Were any issues resolved? Global? The nation? Our state? My community?
Oh, please, That's highly unlikely even in the best of times but as it turns out I continue to believe it starts with me. With each of us.
This is a post for the October 2020 ActiveRain challenge co-hosted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Instructor and Carol Williams. To Think Is To Create.
The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.