Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Set your heart on doing good." - Buddha

Afternoon folks, thank you for all of the kindness over the Buddha bandits. It seems like everyone googled and found the news piece about the stolen gift, but I'll insert it at the bottom of the post for those who are hoping I'll share.

I still feel like a goober for this little goofy thing becoming such a big thing. I get the irony of me being upset over a possession - particularly a Buddha, but what can I say, I'm human. Truthfully, I'll always miss our sweet Buddha, and I did hope that maybe he would come back home to us, but it's okay that he hasn't. I do peer over the couch, through the window, and hope to see the back of his head, but oh well.

On another note, aside from Buddhagate, Dan, Amy (my high school buddy - and NYC road warrior with me for a shot), and I got the chance to support Movember by running a 5k together on Saturday. It was such a blast! The annual run is called the Mustache Dache, and it raises awareness and funds for men's health. Our buddy Derrick (who is heavy into Movember), helped us join in. We've really been buckling our financial belt straps - or is it boot straps - and when Derrick heard that, he approached us with a comped entrance fee. He's so great! It was the first race I've done in two years, (if I'm remembering correctly), and since I love to run, and I love supporting healthy endeavors, it was truly the most fun I could imagine for a Saturday morning. The whole day was fabulous. Dan and I can't wait to return again next year with more secure finances (by way of fewer treatments, and less travel to doctors - cause I'll be a healthy harbor seal), more friends, and some exciting costumes. Dan even said he's going to start growing his man hair the day after my birthday in August. I can't wait!

Mustaches, costumes (There really were some great ones: Mario, Luigi, Selleck, Hogan.), and men's health are things I can really get behind!

As promised, here's the video about the Buddha Burglars from Komo 4 News (click to view). Life goes on, and I keep learning more and more about Buddha's great wisdom. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
― Guatama Buddha

"In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?"
― Guatama Buddha


  1. You definitely did not look like a goober! Great interview. :o)

    I hope to see a post from you soon about the return of your Buddha.

  2. HI Jessica, My kids and I saw the news post about your stolen Buddha. We were touched by the "story" and wanted to give you our Buddha. As much as we love it we would like you to have it. He is pretty special and we are sure he would bring you some comfort. Please feel free to call or email. 650-451-8881. jenseiwert@yahoo.com


    Jen, Ruby and Thomas.

    We are going out of town on Wednesday for T-day. But could drop him by before that or after the holiday. Also sorry I had to publish this I could not figure out how to contact you otherwise.

    1. You guys are so incredibly sweet!! I just sent you a little email. And, I'm sending an air hug from green lake :)


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