Thursday, June 21, 2007

Shifting Viewpoints...

This has been a rough, rough week - which followed 8 days of being sick. Monday, I received the dreaded "letter" from HR and less than an hour later, when I stopped at the PO to get the mail, the starter went out on the truck. Needless to say, I went home cursing the Universe and just crawled into bed with the covers over my head.

Then I read my brother-in-law Josh's blog and his words about positive thinking, choosing your point of view, choosing your reactions, etc. really struck me at my heart and soul. And so last night, after a long meeting with my Union Steward, I started back to Albany with one thought - "I want to be home." But, as I normally do, I stopped at the PO for the mail and when I went to start the truck, it wouldn't turn over. Instead of losing it and throwing a hissy-fit, I decided to just EMBRACE the moment. I grabbed my bags, locked the truck and enjoyed the 7-block walk to my house thinking the entire way - "Wow, this is great. The truck made it to just 7 blocks from my house before conking out. It could have been so much worse. Plus, it's a beautiful summer day and the walk certainly won't hurt me." By the time I walked through my front door, I was laughing and feeling lighter than I had all week - ALL because I chose to feel that way. Amazing! Thanks Josh!

4 comments:

Josh said...

you ROCK! Its very liberating, huh?

Tania said...

This is definitely a wake up call for you. This is your moment to sit down and re-evaluate what you want from your life. Maybe you need to start thinking in terms of a 'half-finished life'. What have you done that you are happy with and where do you want to go?

You have the weekend to give it a good think over, for my money I'm hoping you'll choose to throw in the towel and start fresh somewhere you are appreciated and wanted. Sometimes a baggage-free fresh start is just what we need.

*thinking of you*

Claudia said...

I've been thinking about you a lot lately and came out looking for you. I'm so sorry I've been so quiet lately. I started writing you a letter and then figured I'd try to find you online first.

Well, I'll get that letter finished and off to you finally. I just hope you're okay.

*hugs*

Margo Clift said...

We have had some good talks lately. Hope to have more.
That sounds more like the daughter I know and Love.
Love Mom