Monday, February 18, 2013
(A Monday bonus blog, Sunday is usually my day to post.)
Winter has finally settled in for the short time it has left. (I am determined that Spring will come soon!) It's been so icy here in Northeast Wisconsin over the last week or so and some days are better than others. Most of the time, I don't feel comfortable walking while my head is in the clouds; instead, it has become a very cautious journey. I miss the warmer days when I can just enjoy being alive as I walk from place to place. (Those days are coming!!) Eventually, I do get to where I'm supposed to be going, it just takes a little bit longer.
Last week, I fell in my driveway. I did no damage; it happened so quickly that all I could do was fall down, laugh, brush myself off, get up and keep going. There was no warning (and I wasn't really paying attention, I had no idea it was so bad out there.) It was simply out the door and right down on my backside! (There was a witness too, those are always the best falls! And it had to be my brother who made sure that everyone knew about it ) From that minute forward (and with the help of some Yaktrax) I paid close attention to every move I made. It wasn't too bad after that; with every securely-footed venture outside, I felt I had accomplished something. I had successfully figured out how to live with nature that day!
I frequently fall down on my Spark journey. There's no major damage but as with the icy sidewalks, it happens quickly. The difference here is that if I'm paying attention, there's going to be a warning for me and if I don't pay attention to the warning, I have to be ready to get up and brush myself off (and maybe laugh too.) Every minute of our days can be opportunities to get up and keep going, to make the choices that will add up to great things.
Take it slowly.
Good lessons for maneuvering icy driveways and slippery Spark Journeys!
This made me smile this morning, it's from the Wayne Dyer "The Power of Intention" daily flip calendar. (I love this calendar; I found it at a used book sale, sitting all by itself on the wrong table just waiting for me to find it!)
"View those tenacious thoughts that just won't go away as intention talking to you, saying, "You signed up to express your unique brilliance, so why do you keep ignoring it?"