Birthday Blog – april 3, 2020 – april 4, 2020

Birthday blog, apr 3, 2020…I’m 69 today and am having a “hermit birthday” (thanks Bev for naming it.)

I haven’t written in forevea!  It’s how many days of “stay at home” orders from the Governor?  Sorry, not a fact I actually feel like I HAVE to know.  Pardon my humor. Gottta still be able to laugh. Right?

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Update…written on April 4, 2020 after an important call with Meg Wheatley and small group facilitators in Warriors for the Human Spirit….

Being a Warrior means to work on ego-less-ness. That’s not what I did yesterday on my birthday.  This crisis is not about ME. It’s about how to best serve those in need.  I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and I’ll get my social security checks….and down the road…whatever the federal government decides to send to me. I am not “unemployed.”  I haven’t done my taxes yet, but I will be able to handle whatever comes my way.  I will be moving on may 1 to Becketwood Cooperative in south mpls.  I need to be PRESENT for it and do it.  I need to be PRESENT for Pat, my partner, even though I can’t be with her. She too is blessed, and she is doing ok.  She a lucky one – roof over her head, food on the table, great staff at Cecilia’s Place and wonderful Grace Hospice caring for her.

Yesterday I ran errands, drove around outdoors and got shit done. I smiled a lot.  Today, I’m going to shower (since I can’t swim in a pool) and then go OUTSIDE to be with nature, though I live in Mpls, I can still walk around a bit.

I’m going to stop now and post this and write again in a bit.  It’s time to be of service.  I’m particularly willing to serve elders here locally.  What do some of us need to survive?  Please let me know.  I don’t want to do another zoom call to add to the “busy” list.  What will best serve us?  Hugs virtually to all…..lisa

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