The one you feed
Thursday, June 03, 2021
In a work newsletter I received this morning, I saw myself in one of the paragraphs:
"If you’re looking for opportunities, you’ll see opportunities. If you’re looking for failure, you’ll find it. If you’re looking for a reason to be mad, you’ll probably find that too. Dwelling on something trains your mind, changes your viewpoint and essentially changes who you are."
It's so true. Throughout the pandemic, my thoughts more often were on worrying about whether my supervisors would know that I was doing my job to the best of my ability, just like when I'm in the office. I didn't like having to use my personal cell phone for calls and texts, and using my electricity and my internet, and so on. Even though there was no other option, it just became easier for me to lament everything instead of choosing to face forward and look ahead.
And now that we've been pretty much ordered back to the office by July 1, my thoughts are similar. Why do I have to go back? I've been doing very well at home, thank you very much. at home I can take a sitting break to do laundry, make a grocery list, fill my bird feeders. Poor me, I just can't win.
The newsletter also included a description and link to "The Tale of Two Wolves" on the Nanticoke Indian Tribe website. I've read it before, yet this time it truly hit home. I need to remember which one to feed. www.nanticokeind