"Wherever you are, be all there" - Jim Elliot
My bff Carlina texted me the other day...we have both been traveling and so we are in desperate need of a besties our usual 'wine/FaceTime/gossip' hour.
As we were text coordinating she said 'You look like you've been swamped'...and in typical Mari form I quickly respond, 'How so?' (half annoyed I must admit). She responded, 'Just with family, travel, new coaching series, weight watchers, foot, kids lol!'
.....oh shit, I am swamped.
This quote struck me because I read it at the exact moment I needed to....imagine this: After work yesterday I am sitting on my back deck enjoying a glass of cab. My kids are playing loudly in the pool just a few feet away. My sister and her kids are visiting as it is my parents last night in town. They live in Nevada and were up for a short visit. We are all enjoying the lazy afternoon sun, together.
Unfortunately, in my swamp crazed mind, I was tucked away in my corner responding to emails and Facebook threads....and then this showed up....
"Wherever you are, be all there".
Damn, that shit is good!!!!
So, I put down my phone. Laughed and actually watched the kids flip into the pool. Chatted with the 'rents about writing a family history book (my dad writing a family history book)......and was all there.
It felt good. It felt better. It felt right.