JULY 21, 2020.
MOON PHASE WAXING CRESCENT.
I’m always amazed at how quickly the moon cycles happen. 14 days between them appear to go by so fast.
I used to literally count minutes, hours, and days until this or that thing happened, so lost in my head was I. Now, I’m a new person, and I’ve no time for such trivial things as worrying about how slowly or quickly the days are moving along.
Something happened to me during the spring and summer of 2017. I was transformed. I still don’t quite understand it all.
Some of the changes which took place in my life back then were horrific. Thanks to that sickness at times I have serious short-term memory loss, but I’ve found some pretty neat coping mechanisms. If I get extremely tired, I have a bit of problem with balance, but I’ve learned to compensate when that happens.
What brought this to the forefront of my thinking this morning? I’ve no idea. Maybe it was the fact that when I woke I couldn’t quite remember what day it was without looking, or maybe it was that when I stood without first allowing my body to come fully back to itself from sleep I nearly toppled to the floor. Who knows? But sometimes I think about days gone by when I was sharp as a tack and could remember every phone number to all the referral services in our ‘most recently used referral list’ on the referral board at Contact Concern.
Then I sit, and I think how much more well I am mentally. How much more successful I am in my endeavors and I’m glad that all that has befallen me has come to be. For if it had not, I’d still be swimming around in that same old fishbowl of unhappiness, loop thinking and would indeed be a miserable middle-aged lady with no hope of a bright day ahead.
So, here I sit with my first cup of coffee to hand, having already done a 15 minute stent of a workout I learned while in physical therapy, a load of laundry spinning in the washer, and I’m ready to begin the workday in earnest.
No, I don’t make huge amounts of money doing what I do. Yes, I’m always on that financial cliff ready to fall into the abyss of poverty never to be seen again. Still, my life is so much better than before that I’d not go back to what was before.
My regrets aren’t for lost wages from no longer having a job which pays each two weeks. No. My losses are worse than that.
I regret the length of time it took me to learn all I have about myself and the loss of the relationship I had with family and dear friends. For those things have such value as to be unknowable.
I’ve always said, “If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always do what you did.”
To me this means that if you’re not willing to see the changes needing made in your life you’ll never progress forward. Never will you grow and realize your full potential, and if you’re not careful you’ll find you’ve lost what is important to you along your repetitive way.
To do this day…
Look within yourself, find one mistake you keep making and take steps to stop that once and for all.
For now, this is Patty who is grateful for all she’s learned and how far she’s come, and King Campbell A.K.A. Bubba Dog who has just bumbled into the living room to continue his early morning snooze saying…
May harmony find you, and blessid be.
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