Friday, January 12, 2007

Breathing Test

This week I found myself performing the breathing test. Not the test to see how many drinks someone has had.

No, this is the one where you walk into your child’s room and listen for the sound of him breathing. Every mother I know does it.

With my son being sick, he is sleeping in the middle of the day. This is a rarity for him so I find myself going into his room every few hours. I know he is okay but I can’t keep myself from checking on him.

I guess it’s built into our genetic code. My mother did it with me, I do it with my sons, and I’m sure my sons will do it with their children.

Somehow I find comfort in this continuous cycle through the Ripples of Time.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Thank You, Romo

Football fans this weekend learned a powerful lesson in the closing plays of the Dallas game. Quarterback, Tony Romo, who was called upon to hold the football for the potentially game winning field goal, had the ball slip in his hands and he couldn’t get it down for the kick. Romo picked up the ball and tried to run for the touchdown.

At that point, our hearts were racing and we saw his desire to win, to not give up. Then as he was brought down before he could reach the first down or goal line, our hearts dropped and we tasted defeat with him.

As the picture of Romo alone on the field flashed across the screen, we shared his misery.
The rippling affect of this event had every sports newscaster talking about the pain of defeat. Yet, they didn’t jump on his back and call him names. Instead they offered encouragement and hope for the future by suggesting that he work harder and look at what he had accomplished this year. They pointed out that we all fail but the one’s that succeed get up and keep trying. This is truly a lesson that can benefit us all.

Thank you, Romo, for showing us even the best can have things go wrong despite their best efforts.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The Point of This Site

The current theory making news today is how we are six degrees from knowing everyone in the world. An awesome thought when you think about it for a moment. But the big question for me was if I’m six degrees from knowing everyone. How does my little life affect everyone else and how does theirs affect mine.

That was when I thought of Enjoying the Unique Flavors of Life, a blog site that explores how the people around us change our world and how we change theirs.

Is this rocket science? No.

Will it change the world? No.

It’s just one person’s idea of how to document the unique ebbs and flows of our life.

Come with me in to the hot, cold and sometime deep water of the world around us and discover the little ripples of changes that cause waves of new discovery.