Back On Track
I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I posted. Sometimes life re-sorts our priorities and the best any of us can do is make decisions about what’s important in that moment and then let it go. With family in town, family in the hospital, business growing, friends I want to spend time with, fun that needs to be had, and interesting interactions with insurance adjusters, engineering firms and various government agencies, I’ve received a lot of gifts and learned a lot of lessons over the last few weeks. Perhaps some will resonate with you.
1. Secrets kill – your spirit, your body, your mind. Tell someone a secret and enjoy the freedom.
2. Loving someone doesn’t mean you trust them. Being able to separate love and trust ensures sanity.
3. When someone who once knew you says vicious things and it doesn’t touch you, it is cause for celebration.
4. As my friend Joyce says, “If you can beat me rockin’, you can have my chair.” Own where you stand – you’ve done the work to be there.
5. Sometimes, you move like Uncle Joe – at the junction, Petticoat Junction – and that’s OK. Much more gets accomplished by accepting the moment exactly as it is than ever gets done beating yourself up.
6. Always write things down – you think you’ll remember . . . you probably won’t.
7. Under the most dire of circumstances, there is not ever a need to be mean, malicious, or hateful.
8. The peace is always beneath the chaos if you’re willing to see it.
9. Not taking care of yourself is the quickest way to anger, resentment, blame, confusion, doubt, and fear. Finding a way to nurture yourself is the quickest way to find calm, peace, joy, and centeredness.
10. There’s nothing like a trip to the beach to remember what matters.