The Game of Survivor and more
Monday, December 16, 2013
First, the more. We had a wonderful church service,
coffee hour with most of the family and then turned
our attention to having a quiet lunch before we went
to the GC's Christmas concert. It was a short drive to
another town and church but they all did a tremendous
job. We returned home to bake DS's favorite cookies.
We had everything ready so it was just a matter of
warming up the dough so it was soft enough to roll.
That was a lot of hand work to be sure and a triple
batch of dough. We were steaming along and had
enough dough left to fill with jelly, instead of the
chopped raisin filling. I know I will enjoy those more
and maybe too much.
Then the Survivor finale started and I was down
for the count. Outwit, Outlast and Outplay. I can
see why they say that because it is so interesting to
see how they handle the challenges all season long.
And at the end, the jury has to decide who played a
better game. It is all about strategy. Tyson, the winner,
who I probably wouldn't have voted for, commented on
how little sleep you get because your mind is always
on the game. It takes a lot of focus to make the right
decisions, depending on how the remaining members
act and react each hour of the day. And there is so
much that you never see or hear about until the very end.
This reflects the journey we are all taking on SP. You
can never loose your focus. You have to plan ahead and
adjust to whatever is going on. But losing sleep over it
should not be part of the game.
I think I might do well on Survivor. Most of the challenges
would fit my highly competitive nature-a no-holds-barred,
go for the gusto, give it all you've got, put the pedal to the
metal lifestyle. But as I was watching the last few
minutes of the show, I realized that some of this behavior
might actually slow me down. I do go all out and then,
I need to relax, recharge and let my body restore itself.
Saturday's cleaning fit was hard on the body but at the time,
it was what I wanted and needed to get done. So, last night,
the body said enough and the mind agreed. I slept well
and work refreshed. Would I do it all over again?
Yes, probably. But I have to learn to pace myself.
That is a work in progress.
Now that I've have said that, I guess I will see what
challenges life comes up with today and tell myself
that it is okay to do a little less and still succeed, just
at a slower pace. I'll be looking for my happy medium.
Find your happy medium and make it a great day.
Thanks for stopping by. HUGS!