Thursday, November 26th, 2009
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Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week.
This week was filled with anxiousness. I couldn’t wait to get to lunch. I couldn’t wait to get home. I couldn’t wait to get to bed.
Maybe because Thanksgiving was soon to arrive. I’m still not sure, but it was a struggle.
It was sad.
I’m all about working in the moment, but this week I just felt like I was grasping and missing every time. Now that Thanksgiving has arrived I look back over the week and wonder why I struggled so much. Life really is a mental game. When we have the right attitude, feel good, and are surrounded by good people it makes things so much easier. The thing is we can’t always have all the right pieces in place to make things easy to enjoy.
That’s why we need to give thanks to the days where we struggle. It’s all a part of helping us grow into a more resilient person.
Before I begin…
I want to take a moment to thank all my readers. Without you I wouldn’t have the motivation to continue. I bow in gratitude to your generosity and love. For those of you in the USA I hope you have the best Thanksgiving ever.
Contentment. I had trouble enjoying where I was at this week. Every time I was in a situation, I wanted to be somewhere else. I have often struggled with this itch, but it hasn’t been so strong as this past week. It particularly hit me hard during my commute. I wanted to be in front of the car in front of me and when I would figure out a way to get in front of that car I would try to get in front of the next car. I was never happy. I think I’m going to practice driving behind a slow driver and trying to enjoy myself. Sometimes we need to challenge ourselves to become happier.
Cold Calling. I’ve been cold calling organizations to see if they need a speaker at their next meeting. This isn’t easy, but it’s fun to talk with people about work happiness. I try not to do the hard sell. I figure that most people want to be happy at work, it’s just a matter of understanding what needs they are looking to fill and deciding whether I can find a way to help them.
Butterflies. Living in Texas, I’ve had the opportunity to witness the butterflies as they have begun their migration south. They were all over the place. I actually had to slow down my driving so not to kill too many. I wonder if God will eventually help them evolve so they can fly a certain height (above car level), so they don’t get squished. It was cool to just allow my mind go off on this concept for a few minutes. I imagined a big hand coming down from the clouds, then shrinking to the size of a butterfly, hugging the butterfly very gently and from that point on the butterfly would have this instinct to fly high until it is above grass or flowers.
What about you?
What has been hard, fun and beautiful in your life? I’ll see you in the comment section.
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I’m extra grateful for Havi of the Fluent Self. She has taught me a lot about being compassionate to myself. Check out her post, “The lost art of not jumping.” You’ll love it.
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