Take the time to stop and smell the roses. I am in Washington DC for work. I walked by a fountain that was just awesome. It was similar to water over very shallow rocks. And I stopped and made my day so much better. You might not be somewhere so nice like that but you can find beauty anywhere.
As I am traveling along the East coast with stress all around me I am calmed by my faith. Faith doesn’t have to be in God or in someone but faith in what you believe. I, myself, believe God arranges my life. I do my damnest to scatter all His plans. However, things are coming together again. Hurricane has wobbled west and will miss my family’s homes. (Still high risk) My need to move out of my place has come together. Worry about housing in my new place is unplaced. All these things have come together and I focus on my faith. As things get crazy for you, believe in your faith!
Labor day is just around the corner. A day that is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. I have not been following the news because it just pisses me off to no end. I have however, been watching videos on Facebook about all these people driving south, with boats and campers to help the people in Houston and surrounding areas. I am awed and proud of all these workers who are taking their time, equipment, and hope down to help. We are a country where we can afford to take the time off or borrow out our toys. It is just a fantastic display of America! We don’t need to wait for another hurricane to help. We can help in our local communities. Whether you donate to food or clothing shelters or help out at a pet rescue. We can all help and it will make a huge difference in our lives and in the lives of people who get the help.
So I have been getting a little stressed lately. Trying to plan my life in a very unpredictable world is hard. I may have signed up for some training that all happens in the same few weeks. And its spazing me out. Beyond a bit of OCD having all these things up in the air is really uncomfortable. I realized that I am not in my happy place. I have lost touch of the one thing that keeps me calm. Or more likely, less stressed. This balancing point is different for everyone. You should take stock of what it is for you and when the world gets to spinning you can find a way to be at peace.
Sorry for being a day off last week. I guess I can’t read a calendar.
I remember as a child that I hated that my sister wanted to be just like me. She wanted to wear the same clothes and do the same things I did. It drove me bonkers. Now being somewhat older I see the wisdom of following someone’s footsteps. There is a lot that we can learn from others. The trouble is not seeing the bad habits or things that we shouldn’t copy. Be mindful if you are mentoring or guiding some young mind (young at any age). Try to be mindful of your own actions because someone might be learning from you and you aren’t even aware of it. Teach and be taught always and forever.
One can not sustain happiness all of the time. (Excerpt from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet)
This book I am reading has some very good points in it. A person truly cannot hope to be happy every moment of the day. It is nearly impossible to hold that level of emotion for any length of time. It normally wanes into contentment. I was always annoyed when people would say, “Be happy!” because I knew you couldn’t sustain it. So keep that in mind when society is pushing you to always be happy. You don’t have to! It is ok to have sad times or angry times. That is normal and 100% acceptable. It is your actions when you are in any emotion that defines you, not the actual emotion.
I don’t have anything this Sunday other then Get Out and See Something! GO watch a movie you wouldn’t normally. GO and try a meal that you wouldn’t normally try. GO talk to a stranger! Surprise yourself and try something new!!!!