Wake up people!!! Good grief. I walked into my workplace this morning with a woman who acted like she really didn't want to be here. Took her time getting out of her car, moved really slowly in the hallway, I held the elevator for her... She said: "Another Monday..." like she was heading toward torture. Then, "but Friday is pay day." Like that made it all worth it.
You've seen people act this way, maybe it's been you [I know I've done almost that same thing....]. Sometimes we feel like slaves to the paycheck, inconvenienced by the requirement that we work at a job that is seemingly under the control and direction of someone else. Well, it doesn't have to be that way. "Another Monday!" can mean that we are grateful to have gainful employment [in this case, indoors and climate controlled....], doing something that we have the mental and physical capacity to do. YEA! Each day at work is an opportunity to contribute our talents to make the world a better place. Every employer wants to do a good job, to provide goods or services that are marketable, make people happy, or promote the ideals and ethics of the organization. I can't think of any enterprise whose goal it is to bring purposeful destruction upon individuals or the planet.
Anyway, I missed an opportunity for a good [one-floor] elevator conversation because I was so stunned at the lack of energy in this woman. But, maybe, spending 30 seconds with someone who smiled will help.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Recently I've been really happy. I feel free. I still have my house payments, my regular bills, my commitments to people... and still I feel that within those conditions, I am free to decide how to be with them. My life is my choice. Always. I know that whatever comes up, I can handle it. Whoever needs me I will be able to help. I have access to abundance in all areas of life. I welcome that, and am deeply grateful for those in my world who are like minded. You are the best.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I cannot remember a time when taking a risk did not result in something amazing! It seems to always take a lot [of whatever is needed to decide for the risk] and in the end, it's always worth whatever I have given up. Sometimes it takes courage... well, I guess EVERY time it takes courage plus something else; time or money or humility or forgiveness. When we take a risk, we take a step toward expanding our lives, toward finding more freedom, or joy, or love, or peace. Do something 'outside the envelope' today.