Thursday, September 06, 2012
My journey towards health has included a really hard look at the things that upset my sense of balance and wholeness. Iím sure you have them too and when we stop and look at them we discover they are the tiny and inconsequential issues, like a penny on a rail track that seem to dislodge our sense of balance and equilibrium.
My sister-in-law posted a comment on Facebook that I disagreed with. As Joan will tell you Iíve never met a discussion I didnít like. I usually jump in with both feet, as I did with this one. Apparently my sister-in-law took so much issue with my comment that she decided to no longer be my friend on Facebook. I have to admit, it hurt.
I went to the bank to deposit a check shortly after I found out Iíd been kicked to the curb, lol. The teller in the drive thru is an old friend. I asked her if she was behaving and she laughed. ďI never behave John. Iím the black sheep. You know what thatís like. Youíre one yourself.Ē
What the He** did that mean?
I drive away wondering if there is some cosmic and karmic plot to derail my bliss. But, ahhhhhhhhh, instead of grabbing a cookie or pie or putting on a disguise and slinking down the narrow carbohydrate alley of sin, I took three or four deep breaths smiled inwardly and went on with my day. I nodded a prayer of gratitude to the Divine within me and realized I am one fortunate personÖÖÖ. For a lot of reasons.
The door swings both ways, doesnít it? Those little things that often send us into a tailspin can also be the things that keep us on course.