Seems my day was supposed to go a different way today.

After running over a nasty piece of metal debris on the highway and blowing a hole in my radiator, I spent a good junk of my day getting my car towed, taking it to my mechanic, calling the insurance company and getting a car to drive.

Previously, that would have really upset me – however today, it just was what it was.

Despite the inconvenience of having to get some major repairs on my car now – It wasn’t raining, my insurance company ordered up a tow truck that showed up within an hour or so, my claim got filed easily, and a dear friend offered to loan me her car while her husband is out of town! I even had someone to substitute for me at the breakfast meeting I missed, which I didn’t even know about until later!

All that said, it’s made me realize that I’m ok. Even in the face of life’s never ending challenges – I am ok.

I am fortunate enough to have the flexibility to rearrange my schedule to manage my clients needs and my own unexpected detour.  For this, I’m very grateful!

I could have gotten my panties all in a wad and gotten angry at the situation but I didn’t. Instead I was able to roll with it and still keep a smile on my face – knowing that everything will be just fine – especially when I’m able to stay in the flow of things.

It’s when I get out of the flow – struggling against what is showing up in my life – that I find myself exhausted, tired, frustrated and off kilter.

So my question for you is:

Even though life doesn’t always hand you the best circumstances, take time to be grateful for what you DO have (I have a car, the means to get it fixed, and friends and colleagues who have offered to help if I need it).

As you focus more on what you do have, and what you’re grateful for, you’ll see more of those good things coming your way.

My challenge to you: Every time you find yourself being pulled into some sort of negative thinking, stop and ask yourself “What am I grateful for in this moment?” and find something good to focus on instead of the previous negative thought.

Try this for at least a week. See what shifts occur and let me know!

Want to know more? Check out this interesting read: Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Thanks!

To Your Success~

Michele

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *