Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scattered Meme is Scattered

So. I made a video that I was planning to post today, but for some reason it won't load right on Youtube or something. It's one of the greatest things you would have ever seen, too. In that sense, I am very disappointed in the universe at the moment. So here's a space-filler...uh...meme:

1. I lose my keys all of the time. Even if they are in my hand, I still am looking for them. Sigh! What is something you chronically looking for, if anything? Actually...my keys. I've made great strides in this area the past few years, but still...I've locked myself out of my house, office, or car more often than I'd like to admit.

2. What movie are you looking forward to watching sometime in the future? (me, the new Footloose!) NOT the new Footloose. The Dark Knight Rises, coming next summer.

3. What is one of your favorite comfort foods? (me, pizza. hands down). A really good gourmet burger. And fries.

4. Story time. Tell us a story of one your favorite people that has touched, blessed your life. Yesterday Coffeeson and I went to the zoo so that Coffeewife could study for her Nurse Practitioner boards. He especially wanted to see "bats and cats," but was also overly fascinated by the Halloween decorations that they've set up as part of their "Boo at the Zoo" program. At one point we went to the black bear exhibit, the bear was sprawled out sleeping right up against the glass, and he was more interested in the nearby ghost decorations. He's quickly turning into quite the Halloween enthusiast.

5. What do you do to focus or calm or center yourself? (please, I need ideas!!!) If I'm feeling restless at the church, I wander the sanctuary for a little while. Since I started spiritual direction, setting aside that time has been helpful, too.

BONUS: Share the first thing (or second thing) that comes to your mind after your read this! That video would've been so awesome.

2 comments:

Mel said...

Well and truly...LOL. Thanks for the putting a smile on my face this morning!

Carolyn said...

Try deep steady breathing to center yourself. In this breathing you are becoming one with the Holy Spirit (Hebrew word is "Ruach"). Then I remember what Henri Nouwen wrote in his meditation on "A Lifelong Journey" where he writes that the road home is often lonely and difficult, but that we should not be discouraged for "Jesus walks with us...[and] when we listen carefully we discover that we are already home while on the way". This image of Jesus by my side with deep breathing always helps me to center myself and return to that state of constant prayer.