Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Getting the good

This morning I woke up with a giant scowl on my forehead. I don't recall my dreams but I imagine I took stress with me when I went to sleep. All I wanted to do was make coffee and sit in my outside chair and stew in things that are stressing me or upsetting me in some way. Not a good way to start the morning, but it's what I wanted to do nonetheless. I didn't do that, but I wanted to. I look at Dixie's hopeful eyes, laced up my shoes, and we headed out the door. Wow! The sunlight was golden and lighting up all the treetops and shining like a flashlight down my street. As we walked and I breathed in the fresh cool air, my scowl left my face and my stress lifted from my shoulders.

Had I given in to that negative I was feeling, I would have missed the gifts waiting for me. My mood was completely lifted by the time we returned home. I reached for my phone to text a friend who I knew would be delighted by my experience. My phone's ringer was still off from the night before but when I picked it up, there was an incoming call. I didn't recognize the number, but I answered it with a smile in my voice. Good thing. That call was a telephone interview for a job I applied for yesterday. It went very well.

Good things are there for us when we move with intent.

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