May 16, San Francisco, CA: I'm really happy to make someone else excited by putting in a little thought and planning. I can't count the number of time that family or friends have felt taken for granted or not fully considered because I didn't take the time to follow through on a nice thought or even have one in the first place. Making people that you care about happy is so rewarding; I'd think most people would agree. I think I planned a bit better for this visit. And I thnk that might be indicative of my mind being more in the present. I am also aging. Five years ago, I would have played 18 innings in 100 degree heat and taken 12 hours to recover. Yesterday, I watched 9 innings in 90 degree heat and was no good for a full 24 hours. Although I did try to compromise last night. A lot of past conversations echoed in my head at that moment. Lots of moments of extreme inflexibility.
I can still be thoughtless and rigid, clearly not attributes to strive for, but I am happy with where I am today. More in the moment than I have felt in a while.