1 Thing To Make My Life Be Easier
This morning I found out a friend of mine had a very life threatening and life changing health crisis last week. Listening to her husband on the phone, I sat with my mouth hanging open in total shock and disbelief. I left shortly after I hung up with him for my “weekend morning chai tea walk” with Rylie. Initially I had a lot of thoughts spinning through my head. Many about how my friend’s story could have gone in such different directions. Thankful she is moving in a + direction now. Thoughts about her kids and husband and family. I then began to feel grateful for my own health and that of my family and friends.
As the sky got darker and it began to sprinkle, I thought about the card I had gotten earlier this week that said: LIFE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE AS DIFFICULT AS YOU SOMETIMES MAKE IT. COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: ONE WAY I COULD LET MY LIFE BE EASIER IS… In that moment, it was clear to me what I could do. Be more present in each moment. Get out of my head and soak up THIS moment. Just like another very dear friend texted me just this past Thursday: Life is a gift.
I gave much gratitude that my friend was not alone at critical moments during her health crisis and that she now has a chance at a full recovery, although the journey won’t be easy. I gave much gratitude for the strength, courage and love surrounding me as I choose to be brave on my own journey.
And I took a deep breath and simply walked Rylie. I looked at beautiful flowers…trees…yards…old houses…the bunnies and squirrels. I listened to the beauty of the birds singing. I smelled the rainy morning air and the lilacs I passed. I told Rylie I loved him and the spunky, curious way he is and how he soaks up everything on our walks. I watched the sky and the clouds moving quickly, some darker and others lighter. I simply walked and breathed and soaked in all that was surrounding me.
In a conversation with my mentor this past week, I made a comment about being afraid I was “taking the easy way” with a particular decision and how I was feeling badly because that didn’t feel right. She gave a little chuckle, like I can often get her to do and said, “And what is so wrong with taking the easier path for yourself?” It was so apparent to me this morning how I could answer that card and the connection to the question I was asked. To let my life be easier I can:
BE IN EACH MOMENT ~ MORE. THINK IN EACH MOMENT ~ LESS.
Not that I haven’t known that, thought that, heard that, read that type of message a zillion times!!!
Just one of those moments where the light bulb went on and it was so clear that life can be less complicated. And that truly is OKAY. For me and for many of us, kids included, this is a huge challenge. I have always been a good thinker!!!! But I realize now and more everyday (and especially when I hear about people facing health crises) life is here for us to BE and to fully experience each moment. I want to enjoy my life to the fullest! I want to get out of my head, so I can see, hear, feel, taste, touch ALL that I am so very fortunate to have around me. I am going to avoid making my life difficult. I don’t have to feel badly if life feels easy!!
What will you do today to let your life be easier??
I’d love to hear ~ leave me a comment below!