Thankful for Getting Through “Time Claustrophobia”, Peace in Chaos, & a Gavin Quote

Day 2,310

Growth:

Take a deep breath, pause, think, plan, and respond. When life gets crazy the best way to succeed is to take a deep breath and pause. Once the first wave of stress induced “time claustrophobia” passes take a moment to think. Build a plan and respond.

Today was bonkers, like taking batting practice with three pitching machines going at once with a combo of fastballs, curveballs, and change ups kind of bonkers. I lived, I laughed, I got it all done, and I may have even enjoyed myself.

Had I let emotions get the best of me I would’ve imploded. For sure, there was at least one moment in which a maniacal laugh erupted, but only for one soothing moment.

Appreciation:

Bliss can be found even in the midst of the storm, one must only choose to watch for it. Moments of talking with Becky. Moments of jokes with Dominic. Finding a way to sneak in a game or two with Gavin. A sense of purpose and accomplishment. Time to think about an upcoming project. Creating quiet space alone. Even in a whirlwind of chaos beauty and stillness can be found.

Presence:

After a challenging Dad moment today I voiced my frustration to Becky.

“It is a miracle Dad didn’t kick my butt when I was 17.”

This was overheard by Gavin. His immediate response was spot on.

“May I offer up a preemptive apology?”

😂😂😂

Thanks!!!

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