Monday, September 27, 2010

Life's Little Lessons

I am reading God Never Blinks 50 Lesson’s for Life’s Little Detours by Regina Brett.  It is a collection of essays that makes one pause and take note or in my case, sob like a baby.  Peeps, I am emotional, I am a “feeler”, don’t hold it against me… love me. 

Each essay’s title really says it all.  I guess the book started with one of those email chains that lists lessons in life.  Visit her website for the 45 plus five to grow on list(   The response encouraged the author to dig deeper and share essays for each one.  I think I did receive this email some time ago.  Some of my faves are…
When in doubt, just take the next small step.
When I was a single mom, that was how I got through each day. 
Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
Hello? Divorce? Need I say more?… taking the time to work on oneself is always worthwhile.
Don’t compare your life to others’ you have no idea what their journey is all about.In my professional life I am a Fundraiser.  It is my job to connect passion and donor dollars to the organization I work for.   It is a worthwhile organization and most people are happy to support if able.  I can’t tell you how often a committee member will judge the financial picture of a potential donor.  Only to learn it is a completely different situation.  Sometimes we judge and really have no idea of what people are up against or capable of. 
Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.  Don’t save it for a special occasion.  Today is special. 
There are some advantages to finding a second chance at love.  Finding love   with a bit more life   experience helps too.  I am so grateful that I met the World’s Greatest Husband as a confident woman rather than a twenty-something kiddo.  I like celebrating our love affair.  He is special, today is special.
Frame every disaster with these words… “In five years will this matter?” 
Sometimes I re-frame this with “will this matter tomorrow, next week, next month?”
Take a deep breath it calms the mind.
I remember my mom coaching me through some breathing exercises and I have now coached my own children through breathing exercises.  Ahhh, circle of life.


Sheena Simpson said...

Your right the titles say everything. I am going to have to look for that book. Who couldn't use a little uplifting.

p.s. Have you noticed I have become blog obsessed. Don't worry it isn't just you. lol

Paper Mom said...

Sheena get the book and visit her website... it's worth it. blog obsessed? i know the feeling....


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