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