Good morning ladies,
“I’m going to base this moment on who I am stuck in a room with. That’s what life is, it’s a series of rooms and who we get stuck in those rooms with adds up to what our lives are.”
At the moment I heard that I was in a room with my husband and Walter, we were all snuggled in bed together. I love being awake early to hear the quiet or watch TV with Jimmy, something that is NOT cartoonies. I thought about whom I am in most of the rooms in my life with, are they people I want to be around….at this time in my life they are.
That wasn’t always the case and the reason for that was I was always in a room with myself; Old Mel was not a person I liked very much. Old Mel made me feel ashamed, embarrassed, sad, angry, bitter. Ohh, I did a great job covering it up; I was a laugher, talker, drinker….all around fun time but it was all an act. Here’s the funny thing about that, I didn’t even know it. I thought at the time I was fine and fun and happy; it wasn’t until I felt true happiness that I realized that WASN’T what I was earlier in my life.
Hearing that quote hit me hard in that I LOVE the person in the room with me even when it is just me. I LOVE the people I share my life with, share my runs with, share my time in conversation with and if I don’t I have enough respect for me and them to get out of that room.
As we are looking forward into 2013 I hope you take the time to look at those you find yourself in rooms with; other people and yourself.
If you’re looking for a new room with new people in it join some of the Your Turn Inspirators on Friday night at 6:30 at the Your Turn Office at 3234 S. Westnedge for our Soups On, Meet and Greet. I look forward to being in a room with you.
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