We’re so blessed to have the quality and variety of speakers we’re able to feature at our Centre. I love the different flavours and different voices. I really appreciated Amanda Pope’s Sunday message yesterday about Playful Spirituality!
Her thoughts really got me reflecting on myself. (Of course. Isn’t that the point of our Sunday messages?) I admit I am totally flunking out on play, rest and pausing away from my desk.
I’ve also got to admit that I’ve probably never been that great at play, even as a kid (well, until Barbie dolls came along!) I think I was always kind of a serious kid, mostly worried about being good, quiet and staying out of everyone’s way.
Somewhere along the way, I definitely acquired a belief system that supported the idea that my worth was based on my productivity and I’ve kept that up my entire adult life. I definitely have identified as the human doing rather than the human being. Even though I know better, for some reason those old patterns stick around.
And so, on that topic of fun, Kenn bought me an electric bike for my birthday. Even though that was in May, it didn’t arrive until the end of July and I was totally okay with that. In fact, I’ve managed to avoid riding it since then. I can think of many things to blame: the heat, the smoke, the pandemic; but quite honestly, during these times I think I’ve morphed into a sloth!
But after all this talk about play — I thought “it’s time”. So I took my bike out for its inaugural run! (Well, inaugural for me, as my grandsons love it!)
Okay, so I never was a big bike rider. I only ever had one bike in my whole life until now, so to say I was rusty would be an understatement. Anyway, I put on my “I’m gonna have fun” attitude and Kenn and I headed out on the Greenway — great for bikes! I managed pretty well, until it was time to cross the road. I fell down and went for a small boom. I got my first scraped knee in about 55 years! I’m even finer though for the two wonderful women who saw me fall and pulled their car over to help me up and make sure I was okay. Yes, it took Kenn and the two of them to pull me and my bike up! (I’m more than a little rusty!) Anyway, those Good Samaritan ‘angels’ totally made my day! Was it fun? Well, I’m definitely going back on, and I’m sure once I’m a little less wobbly it’ll be fun. For sure, it was heart-warming beyond measure.
I want to give a little update on our upcoming in-person Sunday Celebration at The Vibrant Vine Winery on August 22nd at 10:30am, especially in consideration of our newly heightened restrictions here in BC which will only allow for 50 attendees. We’re asking that those planning on attending to please RSVP through our cslkelowna.org website. (You’ll also get an email reminder and directions to the venue on the day before the event!)
Blessings of fun! Dr. Deborah
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— Albert Einstein
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