LIFE

the week in review and other stuff

Hi everyone,

As you know I’m in the south for a couple of weeks.

As I looked back over my post schedule I realized I missed posting on Friday. Don’t know how that happened.

But here’s how the week went. We arrived here Valentines Day to beautiful warm weather. I’ve walked the beach every day, one mile each way. That may not sound like much too some of you but after five foot surgeries, limping for almost five years and a severe back problem that began last summer, this was a really big accomplishment for me. I did have some pain but nothing I couldn’t handle.

breaking waves

Monday I posted about why tears are good, even if they’re tears or anger and disappointment.

Tuesday I posted about one of my big pet peeves, people whose claim that they are s-o-o-o–o-o-o busy. They make this claim as though it were a badge of honor.  And invariably it’s someone who isn’t busy at all!

Wednesday I wrote about why it’s good to indulge ourselves once in a while. What I didn’t say is that I’m not very good at it myself.

Thursday was, I think, an important post about depression and week-ends. When week-ends approach, many people panic. What to do without the structure and routine that has got us through the week. We feel embarrassed because everyone else seems to look forward to it and we are dreading it. If you are there this Saturday morning, please be sure to read this post.

Having a plan for the week-end can really keep depression at bay.

Friday is a blank. When I read what I just wrote I kind of laughed. I hope Friday really wasn’t a blank.

cute little animal

I plan on spending the day on the beach in my little tented shelter and reading Man’s Search For Meaning, by Viktor, Frankl. I know, I know, who spends a day at the beach reading a book like this?

I do.

It’s uninterrupted time like this that I like to read some significant literature. I see it as research for my blog. While this isn’t necessarily written from a Christian perspective in the usual sense, anyone who writes from a Nazi death camp is worth reading.

Frankl’s conviction is that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful. He further states that we can’t avoid suffering, that when all our freedoms are taken from us, the one that remains is how we choose to cope with it and that can never be taken away from us.

That reminds me of the movie “Unbroken”, which certainly demonstrates this thinking in graphic form.

Anyway, that’s it for this week.

God bless and I hope you have a wonderful week-end.