Birthdays (Lauren today) and Memories/ Ryan Holiday podcast introduced me to Kate Bowler

morning babble / Thursday 10-07-21

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes it gets tidied up, but sometimes . . . not so much. When all else fails – go watch the video!

Lot of birthdays this month – my daughter’s, my mother-in-law’s husband yesterday, Lauren (my niece) today, gotta another niece tomorrow (she’s 1 and I’ve met her once). My niece, Lauren, has a baby now too – that I’ve only witnessed growing via InstaGram. Next family get together – we’ll need to have a family tree laid out.

We lost some important people this month too. My Super Nana – 3 years ago on the 5th. She was 100, 9 months. This weekend, gonna be one year without my brother-in-law, Barry. And now last night, my business partner got news of his father in law passing.

Enjoy the now – people!

Kate Bowler’s first memoir, prompted by her stage IV cancer diagnosis at the age of 35, was titled Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved). Doctors estimated Bowler, then the mother of a new baby and author of her first academic book, had about two years to live. Website link.

“Trying to make our lives meaningful all the time is so stupid. And it’s one of the limits to the whole “Be Here Now,” mentality, mastery mindset crap. We can’t make every minute into a moment. Sometimes you just have to pay bills and show up for your friend and listen to her talk again about whether she should dump her boyfriend — and she should — and be in a faculty meeting and be in traffic.” / Website link

No Cure For Being Human – out now.

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“My hope: stay as awake to my love as to my fear” – by Kate Bowler

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