Doing The Crazy

Living in the Bay Area, with all the fun of traffic and cars whizzing by on their way to work, to school, or to Target before they close, I think it's fair to say that you must find some way to make the commute on the road bearable. Or make like an A.D.D. squirrel and go nuts.

Like most folks, I think traffic is about as fantastic as cavity fillings and computer viruses on a Monday morning. It's never fun to to be stuck on the road for one hour when Google Maps AND your GPS insisted itwould only take 15 minutes to get from Point A to Point B.

Interestingly enough, as much as I hate traffic, I find that lately it's been the most calm period of my day. Because I'm stuck in a car with a gazillion other folks, I'm forced sit with no other distractions or demands pulling at me. And it's in this time that I've started to let my inner American Idol shine and sing along with gusto to the radio. And yes, it's also in this time that I've started to realize the importance of having a conversation with God, even before I start my work day.

While I'm sure it looks a tad crazy to talk in the car when there are obviously no passengers in my little Toyota, I realize I need this time and conversation with God throughout my day in order to face the craziness of a work week. I like to think of it as doing what seems crazy in order not to go crazy.

Everyone finds their calm zone in different ways. Hope you're finding your "calm" in the midst of this week!

Happy Thursday!