A couple of days ago I happened to notice it was "Evaluate Your Life Day". I suppose it's another made-up event in a long list of annual "events" which get days and even months devoted to them. However, as made-up events go, I think it's probably a very good thing to have a day dedicated to assessing one's life. I mean, we go through life most of the time letting it happen to us, instead of living life on purpose, with intention. I know I do. And there's the down-side of evaluating one's life to consider. For example, what if we decide to take thoughtful inventory of our lives and then don't like what we see. That can be painful. And I tend to avoid pain. But what if we took a good, hard look at our lives and decided to make some changes. What if we decided to: Live simply. Choose kindness. Be fully present where we are. Implement boundaries. Serve others. Read to our kids at night. Show compassion. Pick our battles. Practice gratitude.
We all want to leave a legacy. Even, this hotel wants to impact our community in the long-term. But it's the little choices we make everyday that will determine what kind of legacy we leave behind.
It reminds of this song by a guy named Chris Rice. He says:
"Everyday is a bank account and time is our currency. So, no one's rich, nobody's poor. We get 24 hours each. So, how are you gonna spend? Will you invest or squander? Try to get ahead or help someone who's under?"
Thoughtfully taking inventory,
Lauren at SML
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
If there had been any doubt that autumn was on the way, that doubt is now dispelled with the cool winds and snow on Pikes Peak. Scarves and boots are being spotted everywhere and the people who hung on to summer by wearing shorts on 60 degree days have mostly given up. Mostly. Here at Sundance Mountain Lodge we too are responding to the crisp air and the sudden desire for warm, comforting delights from the kitchen. Though the lobby has the look of a mountain lodge year-round, it now has the inviting bonus of a roaring fire in the stone fireplace with plenty of seats on the hearth. Gabe, our head chef, just doled out samples of his new brunch creation: Blueberry Muffin French Toast. This is a dish I can only describe with a sigh and a "YUM!" It really does satisfy my fall craving for today. We're inviting any and all to come by and have an autumn experience of their own. www.sundancemountainlodge.com