Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Life is unpredictable - find joy in today
Yesterday I started to get annoyed as I arrived at the dentist only to find out they had called 3 minutes after I left the house to tell me the appointment was cancelled due to illness. I started to get annoyed when I came home and found out someone had run over our full trash can (which actually left a pretty funny situation with squashed trash trapped inside - if you could look at it that way). I had not slept well as is the case about a third of the time.
It takes a conscious effort for me to recognize that my reaction to the daily annoyances of life really is unimportant. I feel much better though when I let it go and instead am happy that I and my loved ones are healthy and safe at this moment.
I am holding in my heart and mind more clearly though that it is so important to not let the little things in life that go wrong have a negative impact on your appreciation of what is going right. Building you emotional resilience muscles is so important as whatever is next in your life will be wonderful, terrible, boring, inspiring, amusing, difficult, fun - who knows what will happen no matter how hard we try to steer towards our dreams.
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Lovely thoughts to start my day. I recently had a similar conversation with my husband...the importance of being content.ReplyDelete
Yes, contentment with what is - such a challenge.Delete
Taking one day at a time became my mantra when my husband was laid off for three years and your know, it works! If I face only today...and make it the best I can...and find humor when the trash cans are run over...and refuse to worry about anything past today...then I am more joyful. Today is a gift...will I accept the gift and what will I do with it?? Have a good one, Juhli!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your thoughts Pam. Joy is so important.Delete