Thursday, November 15, 2007
Jack will be three months old pretty soon, wow how time flies. He is becoming so much more interactive and we are slowly finding our way into a better sleep schedule. For the past few nights we have been turning in around 9, getting to sleep between 10 and 11, then sleeping until almost 5. Jack wakes up a few times but a quick feed puts him right back to sleep. Then we turn back in for a few more hours and usually get up around 8 or 9. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday, I had six guests and I cooked for twenty. No wonder I was exhausted today. "Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny." – Don Sutton. I think if anyone taught me this it was my grandma Liz. I totally believe that everything happens for a reason. Karma, "The effect of all deeds actively create past, present and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to others". If only everyone lived this as truth, the world would be a better place. I think true "luck" only exists in a few places; when you are engaging in something dangerous, i.e. you know, we have all been there...hanging Christmas lights in the rain, standing on the top step of a ladder, accidentally changing the channel during the last few moments of a really good football game...very good chance of death in all of those situations. The other place I think luck exists is in a casino. I have never been much of a card player but you can't keep me away from a craps table. Craps is pure luck laden with superstition. I have never lost more than the $20 I started with simply because if I lose the twenty I walk away. "Luck"ily, nine times out of ten I walk away with at least double what I came to the table with. Superstitiously, I stack the dice and tap them twice before I roll...who knows what would happen if were ever to not do this, so I dare not try. "Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." – Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Today I am grateful for knowing...not by learning the easy way...that to reach your goals you need to bust your fanny and put your heart, mind, intellect and soul into every act. I have my Grandma Liz and my Dad to thank for teaching me to pursue these qualities every day.
Posted by Jenn Webber at 5:50 PM