Did you know that out of 141 people questioned in an unofficial poll, almost half of them said they had a "hospital fantasy?" Katrina Alcorn describes a hospital fantasy as the hope that a person will be in a minor accident so they can rest up for a few days in the hospital. One woman lamented, “I don’t want any permanent injuries. I just need a break. Just a couple days in the hospital. No work, no kids. Can you imagine? I could catch up on sleep. I could read a magazine. I know, it’s ridiculous, right? But doesn’t it sound great?”
Apparently they are pretty common. I've talked to a few people this week in my own informal poll. When I told them what a hospital fantasy was, they almost all said, "Oh yeah, I've had one" in a tone that suggested this is pretty much par for the course.
Perhaps it comes as no surprise, then, that only 17 percent of adults report that they are flourishing. The vast majority of us feel like we don't have time to do everything we want to do (frankly, I can't imagine anyone saying otherwise), and most parents don't feel like they are able to spend enough time with their families.
All of which is to say that apparently it is pretty rare for people to feel like they have found their "sweet spot" in life. But here we have some good news: that is exactly what we'll be talking about this weekend (and throughout Lent) at St. Matt's. So--if you feel like you could use a little help finding and living from your Sweet Spot, please join us.