Life is like the Roller Derby...

I haven't blogged in two days, not because I haven't wanted to, but because I was allowed to have twelve blissful hours of sleep in Friday night (It was heavenly) and Saturday I went to the Rose City Rollers, the local roller derby league, to watch two matches.

After watching the Derby last night, and thinking about it today, I realize that life is really like the Derby. I don't know what you know about Roller Derby, since I knew nothing before last night, other than there are two teams and the team that scores the most points wins. How does one get these points. That I was unsure of until last night.

So, here's the rundown of the Derby. There are two teams...each team has a Jammer, who is the one that scores the points, and they also have blockers and a teach captain, called a pivot. The blockers play both offense and defense. They try to help their Jammers score while trying to block the opposing teams Jammers from scoring.

So...how is this like life, you might ask? Think about it...we are like Jammers (some of the time), weaving through the packs of people, trying to get to our goal. Sometimes we come across large roadblocks, pushing against us, so we fight our way through, with luck making it through the pack. Sometimes, we are the ones that is blocking the progress...this might be a time when we have an agenda and are trying to help ours get through while stopping another. It truly is a metaphor for life and I love it!!

Sometimes experiencing new things can be scary, while other time it is exhilarating...This was one of those times when my curiosity was totally satisfied and I had a great time!!

Gratitude: This weekend I have been grateful for many things. First of all, I was grateful for sleep!! I have been exhausted between being sick and then trying to catch up, so when I came home Friday, my husband suggested I just go to bed. I was out by 7:30 and didn't wake up until 8:30 the next morning. It was amazing to sleep for that amount of time...It gave me energy and perspective on my weekend. It is a three days weekend, so the sleep and rest I am getting will, hopefully, carry over into these next few weeks.

Saturday night I had the opportunity to go to the Derby. It was fun to be out with a friend, experiencing something new. It's a reminder that I need to let myself explore new opportunities. My life is plentiful right now...gratitude is opening doors for me...I am looking for the good. I am grateful for that as well!!

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