Today was one of those days where lots of little things went wrong. We’re at my beach condo where I’ve had to replace a bunch of appliances recently, including several parts of my air conditioning system. Today I learned the entire system needs replacing. In addition, my Rheumatoid Arthritis is flaring a bit and my hands and feet ache. Plus someone I hired to help get the word out about my soon-to-be released novel, The Good Father, just sent out a newsletter to a zillion people calling it “The Good Dad”. I mean, really??
Besides putting out fires all day, I’ve been trying to write and wasn’t quite able to make my word count. Late this afternoon, I finally decided to do a little yoga to de-stress and while I was stretching, these two words came to me: Thank You. They’re the words I use as my mantra when I meditate and they put everything into perspective, don’t they? There’s always something to be grateful for. For Pete’s sake, I have a condo on the beach! I have a career doing what I love. I have a new book coming out. I live in a time when there’s treatment for RA. I’ve got a guy who puts up with me, warts and all.
So, after you read this, I hope you’ll close your eyes and let the stresses of today go as you say those two little words to yourself: thank you.
What is it you’re thankful for today?