I've been reminded of the importance of balance lately. Every time I push too hard and wear myself out, my body smacks me upside the head and says, "Hey, genius, what are you doing to me?" Then I pay for my well-intentioned, exhaustive efforts to be "productive" with stiff muscles, headaches, and a lack of joy when trying to write. I'm slowly learning to let go of my unrealistic expectations and learn the fine art of resting and refreshing when needed.
So, accordingly, I spent this weekend--my 6th anniversary with my wonderful wife, Stephanie--playing healthy amounts of Super Mario Bros. Stephanie, Mario, and Luigi are helping me to find balance :)