Darren’s come up with a Thanksgiving challenge. He suggests:
“My challenge to you is to think of an area of your life you are
having difficulty in and want to improve. For the next 21 days, take
three minutes at the end of the day and write down what about that
problematic situation you appreciate, what’s good and what you’re
grateful for. This could be a confrontational co-worker at the office,
your job as a whole or your troubled marriage… anything or anyone that
frustrates or negatively affects you.
I promise you, when you change how you look at a situation, the situation changes.”
I’m a little late on this one, but promise to make it up by posting Day 11 later this evening. I didn’t have the time to post last evening before I went to bed as I was at the first of several holiday-related gatherings for the season. The day in general was quieter, work-wise, but I was active. It started by taking my car to the dealership because the “check engine” light went on the other day while on my way to an audition.
I’m frustrated with the car that’s becoming expensive to run. My VW Passat has relatively low mileage, and I’ve put only 5,000 miles on it this year, keep it maintained, in a garage, and JUST paid it off. The corrections and needed repairs were relatively minor yet set me back another $300 and equivalent to another payment. The last time I took it in, it cost me over $1100!
So I am done with that car! While I’ve been grateful for its appealing body style and design, relatively lower gas consumption, its uber-comfy temperature-controlled leather seats and smooth ride, it’s over.
I’m grateful the car is paid off, and I look forward to the adventure of getting a replacement.