Wednesday, July 2, 2008

And The Beat Goes On.....It Just Skips Every Now And Then

Ok – so things have been a bit crazy this week, hence the lack of a new post.

Work and life issues.

Challenges, both good and not so.

My mom has been having “rhythm” issues as of late, and had a Cardioversion on Tuesday.
Actually, she had four.
They didn’t take, but she’s doing OK. Her heart’s not beating fast, it’s actually beating at a textbook rate....It just skips a beat every now and then.

Her defibulator and pacemaker can’t seem to keep up with Marjory's unique tempo.

So for now, mom's marching to her own beat.

Me, I’m trying to figure IT ALL OUT.

Tonight, when I finally got around to checking my email, someone had sent me
“The Dali Lama’s Instructions for Life.”

Karmatically speaking, it was just what I needed.

So I'm passing it on to all of dBlogville.

I love ya!

The Dali Lama’s Instructions For Life

* Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

* When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

* Follow the three R's:
- Respect for self.
- Respect for others.
- Responsibility for all of your actions.

* Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

* Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

* Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

* When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

* Spend some time alone every day.

* Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

* A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

* In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

* Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

* Be gentle with the earth.

* Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

* Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

* Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

* Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.


CALpumper said...


My best to your Mom. I am sorry to hear of her health woes. You will both be in my prayers as you go through this journey.

Thank you for that list. Beautiful. Great reminders.


Scott said...

With the simplicity of the Dali Lama's Instructions For Life, it makes me wonder why more people aren't Buddhist?

..M.. said...

Good question Scott!
Such great advice we could all take. I've seen similar emails - but always the jokey side of things.

I like stuff like this that makes us stop & think about the *real* things that make us happy (as opposed to the not-so-real temporary things like getting a new car or having a treat, etc).

All the best for your Mum, Kelly - and a barrel of hugs & good wishes for yourself.

Jeff said...

Nice post, Kelly. My prayers and warm wishes for you and your Mom.

Have a great weekend!

k2 said...

Thanks for the positive vibes and I'm glad u liked the list.

Scott -
I'm seriously considering Buddism.
Simplicity is a good thing.

m -
Glad you liked the post and thanks for the big barrel of hugs and good wishes - THANKS & RIGHT BACK AT YOU!