Are you KIDDING!?!?!?
It was only a 3 hour time period! I am going back home and crawling back into bed! This is ridiculous!
Let’s just list it out: (this began at 6:15 am)
- Accidentally called my Fiance’ after he texted at o-dark-thirty this morning
- My body aches
- Stayed up too late
- Had to clean snow off my car
- “Service Airbag” notice is on in my car
- “Low Tire” notice is still on in my car
- I am almost out of gas
- Running late for an appointment
- Dealing with “Senioritis” infected teenager
- Dealing with above mentioned teenager’s school
- Heard a loud pop while driving, to see the small crack in the windshield is now more than doubled in size, across to the drivers side of my car
- Scraped my brand new bumper of my car on the curb
- Forgot a necessary work flash drive at home
- Forgot the keyboard for my iPad at home
Oh my gosh this is too much for me to handle so early in the morning, especially Monday morning. It is now 9:15 am. I feel like I should call for a “do over” like when I was a child, learning a new sport, trying to swing a bat at a tiny white baseball flying at me.
Let me look at this list again….
I reached my daily stress level quickly but were those incidents really stressful? Or will I be better served changing my perspective, just a little?
Here is my blessings list for those same 3 hours:
- I was able to wake up to my Fiance’s voice this morning.
- My body aches! I am alive! I am blessed with a body that still moves. Although it is difficult sometimes, I now have more knowledge about how I can help relieve my pain.
- I had an indulgently fun late night!
- I did not have to drive over the weekend while it snowed. The snow was fluffy and beautiful, which is why I love this season!
- My car is smart enough to know something is not right with the airbags that could potentially save my life and my passengers lives if they were ever needed.
- My tire is still low but has not gotten any worse which means it is still fixable. Plus it wasn’t completely flat! WIN
- I have enough fuel to get where I need to go. This afternoon I can fill up the tank in the warm sunshine.
- I’m frequently late recently and the world has yet to stop spinning because I couldn’t choose which boots I wanted to wear this morning. 🙂 (let’s not forget having choices in footwear is another wonderful blessing)
- My firstborn son is a senior in High School! I am so proud of every one of his accomplishments! His graduation may be one of his top ten achievements in his lifetime!
- I am so blessed to be involved with a school system that is attentive, organized and engaged with my son’s educations.
- The crack in my windshield is in the driver’s direct line of sight, which can not be avoided. I can’t put off the necessary repair now.
- I have a new bumper! After years of wear and tear, then the selfless sacrifice of a brave raccoon. The scrape left no visible damage to my bumper and I will be more careful in the future.
- I know right where I left my flash drive. I know the information on it is safe.
- The keyboard for the iPad is a luxury and I will manage today. Plus I can pick it up when I return home to pick up #13.
All of my stress has melted away. I am ready to tackle the rest of my day. I only needed to change my perception. Yes these events happened, but the way I looked at them was my stress, not the actual incident.
Our lives need to refocus on the positive, the bright lights, the blessings, the joy. Let go of your worry. Redefine your outlook. Allow your perception to reflect all the blessings in your world. Share your joy with others. Your joy may be the light to someone else’s Manic Monday!
Travel well my friends!
Find your calm. Let the winds of chaos settle into calm breezes!