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it all makes sense now

22 Jul

Do you ever have the feeling you are not on the right path? Heading in a particular direction even though your gut is telling you to turn left or right?

I have that feeling.

It’s time to pay attention to the door so the next time I hear opportunity knock, I answer as quickly as I can! This weekend, I was told that I’ve already lost one opportunity and only two more will come. I am waiting expectantly, as the next knock is due anytime.

How exciting!

I love new opportunities to grow, learn, challenge myself. If I’m not learning, I feel like a stagnant pond waiting for something to come along to create a ripple.

Along with paying attention to my “door”, I also have a new mantra. Connected, grounded and protected. I have been encouraged to say it twice daily but as it’s new, and I love the way the words roll off my tongue, I’m saying it every hour.

As I feel more connected, grounded and protected, I also know that I’ll start saying “NO”. I’m a donkey, a loving, caring, helpful donkey who needs to start making people carry their own burdens. I’ll refuse in the most polite way to let them down easy. It’s going to shock people…including me!

How often do you say no to people? All the time? A healthy number of times?

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antibiotics vs natural healing

18 Feb

My decision free day did not happen. I don’t think it’s possible to live through a day without making any decisions. I make decisions all the time, not thoughtful deliberation, but the things I do every day need some amount of thought process which I consider decision-making.

I guess my challenge is to stop stressing over the little decisions I make: what to wear, what to eat, where to go, what to do and when, how much effort to put into something, what to make, when to make it, etc.  My only major decision so far this week has been whether to give my daughter antibiotics for her ear infections.

Now to some of you, this might be an auto-pilot decision of yes, or no. I am of two minds on the topic of antibiotics. I know the ear infection would heal naturally, however in the meantime she suffers from extreme pain. I can give her pain meds, a warm compress, olbas oil rubs and love, but the pain still overwhelms her at certain times of the day and night. It is during these moments I do not have the strength to follow through with what my mind is telling me to do. I cannot watch her suffer when I know giving her antibiotics will clear up the infection quicker. If she was not dancing this weekend in the showcase, I may have held off one more day to see how she fared.

At this point, she’s had one dose and we must continue with the antibiotics for the full 10 day course. Ugh…I feel such guilt and even some shame over what I am doing to her body and natural immune system by giving her the drugs. Yes, I will make sure she also receives immune support to rebuild what she’s losing of her good bacteria, but it doesn’t ease my feelings.

What’s done is done and there’s no point in rehashing my decision. Sometimes I must follow what my heart is telling me to do without question. I need to shed the guilt and let it go. Not sure how easy it will be in the morning when it’s time for a dose of the gag inducing horrid tasting stuff!

decisions, how to choose?

16 Feb

Have you ever stopped to consider how many decisions you make in one day? I start making decisions as soon as I open my eyes. I could probably make a flow chart to illustrate all the decisions and outcomes, but this would take too much time. Today I made 15 decisions in the first 10 minutes of my day. Sounds tiring!

I wonder how much brain power it takes to make one decision. I also wonder if I make too many decisions. Some days I think too much, weighing the options of everything I am about to do or say. When my mind works overtime, it has affects my body. This morning my head felt like I was walking through fog. I went through the motions, made decisions, but at the same time I felt like I wasn’t really present to my life. Do you ever feel like this in the morning?

Decisions carry such weight, yes or no, do or don’t, should or shouldn’t, stop or go, slow or fast, eat chocolate or an apple, drink some water or have more caffeine, laugh or cry, walk or run, right or wrong.

My challenge today:  a day without decisions. Is that possible? Ha!  Can’t wait to blog about it later.

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