I’ve been trying to stay away from Facebook. No joke, I know 5 people who had babies LAST WEEK.  Not to mention the 2 the week before and the 1 the week before that.  And the 2 that are pregnant. But I digress…  I went to do a quick Facebook check and this was at the very top of my feed –

“We cannot trade the courage needed to live every moment for immunity from life’s sorrows. We may say we know this but ours is the culture of the deal-making mind. From infancy we have breathed in the belief that there is a deal to be made, a bargain to be struck. . . . if we do the right thing, if we are good enough, clever enough, sincere enough, work hard enough, we will be rewarded.. . . . The challenge is to journey into a deeper intimacy with the world & our lives without any promise of safety or guarantee of reward beyond the intrinsic value of full participation.. . . .Life lived intimately may not be easier. But it is fuller, richer & more open to everything: the confusion & the insight, the excitement & the boredom, the shadow & the light. And somehow, expanding our ability to simply be with it all does make what is hard easier to bear, allows us to give and receive more in each moment.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation

Seems appropriate, no?