Mental preparation

Last week I saw old friends (and my cousin). Five people whom I’ve known for at least 20 years. It was very good to hang out, do new things, and reminisce. We all get along well… friends, spouses, and kids. Despite the passage of time and the personal growth and change that goes along with it, we all still are compatible.

I think that’s a big part of why, this week, I really enjoyed King’s Day in Amsterdam. While a city-wide street party isn’t normally my thing, this fit my mood perfectly. The sun was shining, the party calm energy to it, and it was in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Am I finding more Zen moments because I’m getting lucky or because I’m more receptive to them?

Jim and Nick in orange for King's Day in Amsterdam
Jim and Nick in orange for King’s Day in Amsterdam
Party outside apartment window on King's Day in Amsterdam
Party outside apartment window on King’s Day in Amsterdam
Partying on the canals on King's Day in Amsterdam
Partying on the canals on King’s Day in Amsterdam