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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?

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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