November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Eve from the Corner of Sea Isle and Estate

THE SCENE: Cold, beautiful

Slow stretches
Cross between a Merkin Mile and BLMS (Burpees, Lunges, Merkins, Squats).

  • 1/4 MILE: BLMS (12, 11, 10)
  • 1/4 MILE: BLMS (9, 8, 7)
  • Interruption: backward crab walks around playground
  • 1/4 MILE: BLMS (6, 5, 4)
  • 1/4 MILE: BLMS (3, 2, 1)
  • 12 Burpees

30 seconds of Flutter Kicks

11 PAX (1 FNG: Play Date)

Bailout; Beauty Shop; Laettner; Lipton; Lucille; O Positive; Photoshop; Play Date; Snookie; Tomb Raider; Yardsale

Often we say and hear things like “we need to learn how to have a civil conversation.” I think I know what we mean by this: we need to be polite, listen to one another, etc. That said, this might not always be the best thing. “We need to learn to have a civil conversation” often insinuates that others need to listen to our point of view. We want our views to be understood, and often accepted. To desire a civil conversation might also suggest that our love and acceptance for others hinges on our ability to understand their religious commitments, political views, or hot takes.  That doesn’t really sound like accepting one another. Further, it sounds nothing like love.

This weekend we are going to sit around tables with people we are supposed to love, but with whom we probably disagree on something or another. The burden is not on them to have a civil conversation with us. The burden is on us to unconditionally love them regardless of whether they are capable of having a civil conversation or not.  So let’s be civil. But let’s start by being loving.