Agitated by others’ actions | Snake guilt | Devan-Sheel at Ranthambhore

Early in the morning at 5:30AM, I went to yoga at Lifetime Fitness. Abbie was the yoga instructor. While I am not exactly flexible or even wide awake this early, Abbie offers nuggets of wisdom. Today she mentioned, “Why is it that we are agitated by what other people say and how other people behave? Let’s stay in the moment and enjoy this very moment EXACTLY as it is.” Yoga brings mindfulness and offers introspection. It is a practice of the body, the mind and the soul. I find that it is a good way to start a Friday!

On my way back from yoga, as I drove North on Hayden Rd, I saw one of the largest snakes I have seen. All 10 feet of him was right in the middle of the road in the left-most Northbound lane. As I passed him in the left lane at about 45MPH, I thought about stopping to protect him from the traffic coming behind me. About fifty meters behind me was a cluster of about a dozen cars. I didn’t wait to see if he was crushed under one of the cars or he made it safely to the other side. I felt a pang of guilt for not stopping. Should I have stopped for him? I still don’t know the answer to that question.

Will, Kristi, Binita and I went to Armitage in the evening for happy hour. It was a fun evening with conversation ranging from dating to Ironmans to marathons to world-travel to our recent trip to India. Speaking of India, today’s is a lovely picture of Devan and Sheelben taken by Amiben in Ranthanbhore.

Devan and Sheelben at Ranthanbhore

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