We’ve been out, and now we’re back. Dinner with friends was a delight. Much wonderful conversation and tasty food. We walked, it was only slightly sprinkling. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to pre-write about that astrological phenomenon from my new day-planner like I had hoped. On the plus side, my gift-shoes were pure comfort for the entire three-plus miles.
One of the meal-time conversation topics was the large number of calendars many of us “need” in our lives, and how efficiently we fill them all in. Here’s the one I might not still have to have now that I’m in a MOSTLY empty nest. But I can’t stop loving the pictures.
Maybe this will be the last year for it. I could totally just pin up a bunch of the old pages in that same spot. I’ll think about it. Looking at the new Louise Hay choice, there was this on the January page.
“I trust myself and I trust Life.
I know that I was born a beautiful and trusting soul.
If things get difficult I turn within and anchor my thoughts in truth and love. I ask for guidance from the Universe, and I make my way safely through stormy seas and calm, blissful weather.
My job is to stay in the present moment and to choose clear, simple, positive thoughts and words.
I trust the process of Life in all its mysterious and wondrous ways.”
On our card altar right now, back within the regular rotation, we have a message that would be welcome, any day of the week. Not to mention how nicely it compliments those powerful thoughts above.
Embrace your confusion.
Let there be peace in not knowing all the answers.”
We’ve talked about Faith before, so this is not a hugely surprising draw. It is validating though. We all have moments of uncertainty, which can so quickly lead to panic or stress. When we welcome that confusion it truly does slip away much more quickly than when we fight against the feeling.
Allowing ourselves to embrace those uncomfortable, un-planned sensations won’t kill us. And in the end, it absolutely DOES help us to learn more, and learn faster. For me, this was originally a foreign and hideous idea, until I did it.
It really does work. Letting go is one of the most difficult lessons there is, it’s also one of the most empowering.
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
3.05, to dinner and back. (Walking, instead of driving, to get a meal is pretty damn fun.) 54 minutes on the sidewalk (for the most part, maybe a third of it was in the road where we don’t have sidewalk), average speed of 3.32MPH. And a correction. The restaurant is MORE than a mile away, so my yesterday MPH was slightly higher than previously reported. (Woot!)