Mindful Wednesday today!
The day when we look at what we are doing today,
what we’re doing with our lives day to day,
and how we are dealing with Life - one day at a time!
So I’m sitting here in my little art-room,
looking out at the birds in the trees.
I’ve whistled through some artwork ready for the next TV Show
(love it when it comes together that quickly!)
Designed a really lovely Groovi landscape plate with 2 birds,
and handed it over to Jim to finish up.
Teamwork makes the dream work!
Thoughts run through my head like cars along a busy road when I’m alone.
Just streaming through...
They fly by!
..Have we finished up that proposal for March? Must call Paul...
....Leonie’s first day back at work after 6 months!
Hoping she has a wonderful first day at HOCHANDA.
.....Maria’s travelling up to the studios for her Groovi shows;
hope she has a safe and happy day too.
.....Grace hasn’t heard back from that audition. Gutted for her.
And my thoughts get instantly mashed up.
Positive, positive, negative.
Leonie will rock.
Maria will rock.
And Grace would rock if only they would only give her a bloody chance!
Here’s the thing.
There is absolutely NOTHING I can do about any of it.
But it would be so easy to get in Grace’s thought car and get caught up in her frustration, sadness and rejection.
I’m her Mum!! Have to let it go though.
If it is meant to happen, it will.
Grace made this career choice,
and all I can do is be there when she wants me or needs me.
And of course, I am.
I was really struggling with the whole daughter in New York thing this morning. She’s so far away.
This is the same as saying “I feel really sorry for myself,
because my daughter is thousands of miles way.”
So here’s what I did.
Call me daft, but it certainly did the trick!
I was cleaning my teeth with my left hand,
and had the other hand in my jean pocket.
Being the multi-tasker that I am, and not wanting to waste a minute, I decided to put a new loo roll on the holder at the same time as cleaning my teeth, which involves unscrewing a bolt and all sorts. Not easy with one hand!
Moment of Clarity.
I decided to give myself a reality jolt,
a mindful kick up the proverbial.
I struggled my way through the loo roll holder experience with one hand, then put said hand back in that pocket for half an hour.
I tried to do everything with one hand only.
What a challenge that is !!
Try making the bed, making a cup of tea, cleaning the cat tray! (Didn’t go well)
Instant leveller though. And that was all using my left hand
- the one I think I do everything with!
It yanked my thoughts straight out of Grace’s car I can tell you!
Gratitude crept in quite quickly.
That I can pretend I only have the use of one hand.
That I can stop pretending at any time.
So many people can’t.
Then I thought about Grace from a different angle.
She is very beautiful, slim, clever,
AND has the use of both hands.
So what if she didn’t get the part! No big shakes in the scheme of things, eh. She gets to wash her hair, blow her nose and skip through Central Park !
And Grace, if you are reading this,
Wash your hair, blow your nose and skip through Central Park!
And with that VERY HAPPY THOUGHT,
I shall shoot off to have lunch with Mum and Dad.
Remember my pledge this year?
Spend time with the people who are important.
(Is that the same as saying don’t spend time with the people who aren’t?)
love & hugs,