Today was an amazing day. I got my school work done, I played monopoly with Michael, I went thru a lot of my old journal entries, I went to a Venturer meeting and had a really great meditation.
The schoolwork I’m back to normal on which is a really really really great feeling. I got Math, Stat’s and Arts 1110 work done and didn’t need to do any computer science since I’ve finished that. Not having four 30 minute chunks and instead having 3 45 minute chunks work much better, I feel that I learn much more and I’m not at all as tired!
In the afternoon I played monopoly with my brother Michael. I thought that I was winning and that I was at several points taking advantage of his position at having less properties but he ended up winning! He’s really bright, but he’s also often asks other people to do tasks for him so it seems like he’s lazy. However, he’s anything but stupid. I thought that I was playing him and instead he was playing me!
At our household we have a jar that anytime something good happens, we write it on a sheet of paper along with the date and put it in the jar. At the end of the year we’ll read all the slips of paper and remember how many good things happened to us throughout the year. It is a really neat concept and today I went thru my old journal entries and traced back whenever I mentioned a good thing and put them on a slip of paper. When you look back at the year you’ll realize how many good things happened that you’d forgotten!
Our group of Venturers has a sub committee that’s in charge of planning an artic challenge camp. I attended a meeting tonight to plan the macro details and begin figuring out the type of questions we need to be asking ourselves in order for this camp to be the type of camp that we want it to be. We’re going to have an expert come out for twenty four hours and teach us survival skill. We’re not exactly sure what yet, but some ideas included are trapping, snowshoeing, winter shelters, surviving with what you normally have for a few days.
Since I walked to and from the meeting, I had a half hour walk both ways. I don’t listen to music and about ten minutes into the walk on each way, I had times of absolute peace and stillness where I stopped thinking and just starting existing, simply existing without thought. It was a really great feeling