Monday, October 10

Where Has the Innkeeper Been?

   Good evening everyone,
I'm slipping in my gratitudes while it is still Monday. The past week was busy, both in the inn, and in my life. Two thousand guests passed through this place in seven days. I'm recovering from my trip to Lake Tahoe. I stayed at Squaw Valley for three days,
returning Sunday night.

    Yesterday, the party I was with, up in Tahoe, meandered around the lake before heading back to the San Francisco Bay Area. I met with a client that evening. The funny thing was that I was energized after the 5 hour drive---I didn't expect that. Afterwards, to unwind, I went to the movies, visiting with my oldest son before seeing an intense film.

    My Gratitudes for Monday:

1. I enjoyed getting away.
2. I had fun with the many I knew at the conference---there were close to 300 people there.
3. I related with two stressed-out people today. I'm happy that my tranquility and equanimity was not affected by the agitation of one and the hyper sensitivity of the other.
4. Early in the day, two meaningful conversations with my two youngest sons met my need for connection and open communication, honesty and intimacy.

I'm tired so I'll call it a night. May you have a great and grateful Tuesday,

The Innkeeper

No comments:

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.