Be All There

"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. 

"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.