With all the insanity raging in Washington today, keep calm sounds like a good plan. I don’t want to expend any excess energy on that nonsense, so I choose to wait and see.
Yesterday I decided to turn a negative into a positive by being GLAD that a driver pulled out in front of me, rather than wait for me to pass. They were clearly in a hurry, and I may have held them up and had to deal with tailgating and the like. I said a prayer for them to arrive safely at their destination –and was happy. Then I decided to enjoy the thought of driving my van. The prefix “en” is from the Greek and means “to bring”. When you enjoy something, you BRING JOY to it. I brought joy to mind yesterday related to my van which is reliable, comfortable, and a freaking tank that keeps me and the family safe when we are in it. It’s got bells & whistles & REALLY GREAT TUNES. It’s not my dream car, but I do love it. So I focused on how much I love it. It was a delightful afternoon.
That is my one-for-one practice that I decided to try yesterday. I intend to do it all month and see what changes. I’m pretty excited by the prospect.
Today I choose to be grateful for the government shutdown. I will pray that it has a purpose that results in BETTER. Better everything. Better anything. It better… BAHAHA… I crack me up sometimes. …not really this time, but at least I can still laugh.
Keep calm. Welcome, October. Breathe.
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