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 am almost 2/3 of the way through this challenge. I can tell you being thankful is hard work, and being committed to this challenge is a challenge all unto itself. What I have done during past days of this challenge is to ruminate on the post of the day I’d like to discuss, and then lay it out here.
I must admit that I have done none of that forethought and preparation today. What I feel is tired. The weekend was hectic as was today. I’ve spent time doing a lot of errands, in preparation for the holidays. Personal and business. So I’m writing stuffing, stamping, shopping, etc.
I know that I should take more time to reflect, especially at this time of year. Life is so fast-paced as it is, and the holidays really set me into high-gear.
I know this is happening with most of us these days. So I am thankful that you’ll understand I am somewhat unprepared to think something clever or revelatory because I ‘ve been preoccupied with “stuff” and am now dog-tired. As a matter of fact, I am really tired on a lot of Mondays!
So today, I’m going to finish with I realize how vital it is to take time and breathe, reflect on what I do have and live in this moment.
A pause. A chance to step back. I’m feeling better already. Taking time. I must do this with more regularity. I think I’ll schedule to get off the computer earlier each night. That would help! Yes. I am grateful for this time to be quiet and dismiss the urgencies I ‘m faced with daily. Good night, All!