I’m in Ladysmith, British Columbia tonight enroute to California with my daughters. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was the lights from six 90 meter cargo ships anchored a stones throw away in Ladysmith Bay-something that locals will tell you is a first.
The reason-no traffic is going to Japan. Whether it is radiation risk, or a distracted nation, Japan-the icon of our industrialized nations, purchaser and manufacturer of all that is good-is on hold.
It’s hard to find the good news today: tsunami, earthquake, Libya under fire, bankruptcies, or kids shooting each other on Facebook.
Here’s the bigger risk.
Shell-shocked people anxious about the future.
You can’t drink booze all day without getting sick.
You can’t look at the sun all day without doing damage.
And you can’t read the news all day without feeling sad.
We need to remember that there has always been crisis, wars, disasters, and abhorrent human behavior.
What makes the difference is how we respond.
Individually we need to find the good to meditate on every day.
Play with your kids, walk your dog, get into nature, or drink a good latte. But treat it like vitamins; don’t go a day without them.
It’s good for you-it’s good for all of us.Tagged with: commitment • conflict • culver • decisions • effectiveness • happiness • health • motivation