I woke up at Sukey's house..we are at our 2nd annual brainstorming offsite to work on the next phase of our new business..left our families for just a couple of days...started my meditation this morning feeling guilty--no matter how i thought i brought up my kids with the notion that i work, that they can really get themselves up in the morning, that they can remember everything they need to do that day etc...they seem to forget. Even though most of their lives, i have worked in one way or another, i somehow trained them that way--you know the story.... overcompensating for limits of my own sweet mother. I start my meditation after reading a rather demanding and unpleasant email from my beautiful mostly sweet teenage daughter. I begin with several large breathes and settle in. I find myself smiling..., thinking about my beautiful children, thinking even with all that noise (and there is alot of noise) how blessed i am to have all that noise in my life.....deep breathe, i feel still and calm..yes i'm still doing tons of wiggling, tons of random thoughts enter my mind, i run through my rather long to do list and then pop it just disappears. i settle in feel tremendous gratitude for my long list, for my family, for my friends, for my life.