Highlowaha's familiar monthly ritual feels especially important this month. As I watch the devastation in Haiti I am reminded, that despite how busy our lives get, there is always time to be interested in the well being of other people.
Those of you new to our community should applaud yourselves for your impeccable timing. You joined us on the one day of the month when we replace regularly scheduled creativity, inspiration, and personal development with "highs," "lows," and "ahas."
Rules of play are easy.
Join our comment section and share you "highs" for the month (best things that happened to you); "lows" for the month (worst things that happened to you); and "ahas" (things you've learned).
That's it. Easy peasy.
I'll get us going...
Highs: Temperatures in the high 60s and sunshine; exciting professional opportunities for me... (and actually for my husband too); visiting with my parents and sisters; seeing the musical, Memphis; showing New York to our German Exchange Student; Christmas through the eyes of my children; finally ordering drapes for our kitchen; sharing exciting news and coffees with friends; preparing for ground to be broken on the infamous Beeny pool; American Idol, season 9 has started; finishing a project I've been working on for quite some time; and the Yellow Envelope Project.
Lows: The obvious devastation in Haiti; thinking about all the Haitian orphans; my youngest son moves on from his favorite teacher, beginning today; Our German exchange student leaves on Wednesday; bottomless laundry baskets; a sick family friend and aging parents; life's inevitable disappointments; and dry feet.
Ahas: We have three brains and our emotional brain will sabotage our thinking brain if it thinks it can keep us from discomfort or pain; history of Festivus; a GREAT book I can't wait to share with you!; I am disciplined and good at managing my own time; and I have way more "highs" than "lows" in my life.
Your turn. Hope to see you in the comment section.
Signing off until tomorrow...