There are no coincidences in this life
Monday, January 14, 2013
Things are moving right along, back on track. December was an unsettled month for me and January is now providing the balance I've looking for.
Aside from a residual cough, my cold is gone and, since illness is still in my midst (my office is quite empty due to sick-leave absences) I will be much more vigilant so I don't repeat this experience.
The holidays are done and while there are leftover treats still making their appearance, the volume of snacks is definitely decreasing.
Thursday night last week, I came home from work and was surprised at how uncharacteristically energetic I felt. Normally by the end of the day (and the almost-end of the week) I'm absolutely wiped out and unwilling to tackle any more work. What was different? Ah, no sugar that day! Between all the people at work who were out sick and the reduction in food temptations, I was too busy to think about anything more than getting my work done. No sugar in, no crash at the end of the day!
I felt so good about this on Friday. Thursday's accomplishment was a small step that I could build on. So I did it again on Friday. And Saturday and Sunday. A new streak and some building blocks to encourage me as I refocus.
This morning as I was going through my email one in particular caught my attention. Someone had repinned something I had put on a Pinterest board. (I love Pinterest. It's not as time-consuming as I had feared it would be and it's a great place to work on vision boards.) The email indicated what was repinned in an abbreviated quote: "My goal is not to be . . . " That didn't look familiar to me and the negative tone it seemed to have was not the type of thing I would want to keep. I went and looked at it and it was from Wayne Dyer:
"My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be." - Wayne Dyer
(Apparently, I had forgotten about this only to have it appear at a time I could really use it! )
I'm reading a book right now called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I found it in a used bookstore/coffee shop a few weeks ago while I was there buying some of my favorite tea. It was right next to the tea shelf and whoever had looked at it before I noticed it didn't quite put it back so it was not in line with the rest of the books which is how it caught my attention. It was the only book I looked at; I was on my lunch-hour and needed to get back to work. I bought it on a supposed whim and have found it to be a most timely and valuable acquisition.
I've read through 3 of the 4 Agreements.
1 - Be Impeccable with Your Word
2 - Don't Take Anything Personally
3 - Don't Make Assumptions
This morning, I started the next chapter, the 4th Agreement.
4- Always Do Your Best
I've barely read the first paragraph but I'm excited about how all the events of the past couple of days are fitting together. For me, timing is everything, there are no coincidences in this life. Things appear at the exact time I need them.
What a great start to my week. Small building blocks adding together that will allow me to be better than I used to be as I proceed to do my best today.
Have a great day; look for those non-coincidences!