What’s Saving Your Life Right Now?

I love that question.

  • My daily run, walk, or stint on the Wii Fit. (Does anyone else still do Wii Fit? I like the strength exercises.) I am up to about 10-15 miles a week of running. If you had told me a year ago that I would be running I’d never have believed it.
  • An amazing spouse who works hard, is a patient father, supports my many vocations and projects, and cooks. And who’s also on an exciting fitness kick. He’s also my alarm clock. Which is nice.
  • My Writing Revs. If the book doesn’t suck it will be largely due to their input.
  • The daily ritual of watching Daily Show/Colbert Report on my laptop during lunch. It’s either laugh or cry out there, folks.
  • The choral music that wafts through my house as the girls walk around singing the pieces they’re learning in Fairfax Choral Society.
  • A child who sits down voluntarily to practice the piano. (Hallelujah)
  • A nightly truffle, sometimes with port, from Artfully Chocolate.
  • The crispness of fall.
  • Being a part of exciting, generative ministry conversations, including several discussions dealing with affordable housing in Fairfax County and how our church’s manse could be a small part of that effort. And I took part in another conversation today, on the potential for starting new faith communities in Northern Virginia.
  • A sleepy little congregation that is waking up.

What is saving your life today?


5 thoughts on “What’s Saving Your Life Right Now?

  1. Can I just quote the first clause of your last bullet point?

  2. MaryAnn says:

    You can quote anything you durn well please! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. * Learning to shift my paradigm from “self-improvement” to emergence. I am who I am; I just need to quit tripping over my own feet and allow life to flow.

    * Singing in the car (especially when Hunter isn’t with me to complain.)

    * Walking in to find Hunter and Shawn curled up on our bed together, watching Mythbusters.

    * Letting go of “Can I really design a website people want to pay money for?” and immersing myself in CSS3, finding it (surprisingly, to me) a lot of fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

    * Seeing a truly massive flock of huge pelicans wheeling overhead. They didn’t seem to be headed anywhere specific; they were just dancing with the currents of the sky.

    • MaryAnn says:

      Mythbusters! I forgot Mythbusters!

      We watch that as a family every Sunday night. Actually, at the moment we’ve completely caught up, so we watch Dirty Jobs. Love both of those shows. Enjoyable whether you’re 3 or 39.

  4. Teri says:

    I totally Wii Fit. lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

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