Gifts of Change

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Gifts of Change

There are days when everything is just perfect. All falls into place without effort, without expectation. Those are the really good days–the days that create a bubble of peace and contentment.

How do you stay connected to that moment in time? With the distractions of our everyday lives I find it easy to fall into a mood of sadness, disappointment, and even anger. (editor kicks in now and say, “oh no, you are just frustrated”). Even my conversations find a way of reinforcing the negative emotions of the day–rehashing old stories and arguments. STOP. Pull back and remember the happy place.

Rewind a week. I went to help some friends. No expectations, no preconceived ideas of what “work” I would be doing. I just went there to do what needed to be done at that moment in time. Three days later and it’s all magical. I could get really woo-woo here but the bottom line is that it was truly an amazing journey of self discovery and surrender. Sure there were nano-seconds of judgment but they could find no sustenance to feed upon so they simply evaporated.

I left knowing that I was much more than who I was when I arrived. I could never look at the world in the same way. How could I? My life was changed. Then the everyday life returns; work, laundry, pets, kids, bosses, bills.

Two years later and it’s hard to remember that day.

But I am no longer that person and those old memories will always look different. Even my reactions will change simply because I am three years older. I go to sleep knowing that I am much more that who I was in 2009. I do not look at the world in the same way, and I am blessed to have a job, clothing to launder, children and pets to hug, and money to spend.

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