Yesterday late afternoon I was thinking about what a great day it had been. My daughter and I were SO productive accomplishing even more than what I had thought we could. Simply by doing it and not even thinking about it. Im a lists person and sometimes those damn lists can be the devil’s fuel to anxiety!
As I was thinking about how great of a day it was, it then hit me how our day started, slightly heavy but manageable on our end. Then I thought of a loved one who is going through something way heavier than I was and I had a moment of prayer to send them some love.
Life truly has power in perspective. Although my day didn’t start as I thought it would, it provided me an opportunity for connection that had my day not started like that, wouldn’t have happened. A few hours with someone so very close to me, an opportunity to give another loved one some much needed hugs and then the afternoon to just be which morphed into being an awesomely productive and also relaxing time finished off with a good family dinner and hockey game!
As we are heading into the holiday season, I urge you to be in touch with the power of perspective. Living this beautiful life, is so much more beyond you. You are the base of your life, however its also the people in it. Maybe this year you show a bit more compassion, you have a little bit more understanding, you love on someone who needs it that much more, you give to those less fortunate than you, you put your kids needs ahead of your desire to “do nothing” or to not be “inconvenienced”. Even if its just for the next few weeks I challenge you to rise up, when in the moment of feeling frustrated or angry to challenge yourself as to WHY. And I don’t mean the surface meaning why, because many times that’s the ego in us talking. I mean diving deep.
Just think how much more amazing this world would be with more kindless and love ❤