Monday, March 22, 2010

What Matters

Have you seen the movie, “The Hurt Locker”? Sunday night, R and I watched the movie because it won many academy awards. Not knowing it is a war movie we sat back to enjoy a feel good movie.

The main character at the end of the movie says something like… When we are little, you have a lot of things that matter. As we get older, you notice that you only have one or two things that really matter. Maybe just one thing.

This line made an impact on because I realized I wasted my entire weekend. Did I just clean my house, work in my yard and spend my entire efforts on material “things” that do not even matter in life?

The weekend started with fertilizing the yard and racking leaves. Expecting to do a 50 mile ride over the weekend, I started eating like I was going to do a 50 mile bike ride.

Saturday, I became a Reiki Master. Three classes of Reiki classes and a reflexology class to be a practitioner. These classes have taken a lot out of me because the classes were a full day on a Saturday or Sunday, over the weekend.

Sunday, morning started at 8:30 AM to let the tile guy in. He tiled my new room as I cleaned my garage, pulled weeds, repotted some plants, and practiced belly dancing.

My new closet is almost complete. The contractor says tomorrow the final shelves will be hung. My Reiki slash yoga slash biking room will be finished. As I pondered this, I know my time has not been wasted. All of my weekend works have all been to foster a room for my spiritual and physical growth. This matters to me. My weekend was usefull after all.

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