So I watched this video on Jamie Ridler's blog this morning. It was 5 minutes and 32 seconds that I so needed today and I encourage you to take the time to watch it and enjoy its message...
After you finish reading my blog, of course ! ;)
I woke up feeling very challenged this morning.
Some "challenges" have appeared on the horizon for David and me. Challenges that normally send me into a flurry of all consumming WORRY. I woke up thinking "This sucks !!!" as the worry about what might happen, what we might have to do, what we might go though, threatened to completely take over.
Then from somewhere inside, I heard a voice.
The voice said "If you worry about it, will it change the outcome ?"
That made me pause for a second.
The answer is "No." of course.
But worrying is a pattern for me, an ingrained pattern that I have lived with all my life. Have a challenge, first thing you do is worry about it.
Second thing, make a plan of action based on that worry, and then worry about the plan of action...
"So what happens if you don't worry ? " that voice then said.
Phew...now there is a CHALLENGE !
If you don't worry, you could just live this day doing what needs to be done today, enjoy it as much as possible and not waste precious time in your head worrying about what may happen tomorrow.
If you don't worry, when the time comes for action, you can take the action but you won't have wasted your time waiting, or worrying, but instead be open for possible solutions.
Life is still going to happen, whether you worry about it or not.
Did I ask for these challenges ? No.
Did I do something to deserve these challenges ? No.
Are these challenges really something that will destroy my life ? Only if I let them.
If the worse case scenario happened, the things I am the most worried about came to pass, would it destroy me or David or kill us ? No. It would kind of suck big time, but no...
Then I got up out of bed.
I pushed the worry stuff away as best I could.
Then, over coffee, I watched the video above.
The main message is
"This is a Good Day"
"This is the only Day."
"Let's be grateful for for this very moment."
If I can do this to the best of my abilities, today, right now, I am rising to the challenge !
So instead of worrying,
I am going to be present today.
I am going to live my life this day.
I am going to celebrate the gift that was given to me as soon as I opened my eyes this morning.
Today is going to be