Then my spirit self guided me on. There was a banner. It said, "There are 1000 "me"s a day, don't wait for a better day." As my spirit self started to say something I was ripped awake by my toddler crying in my doorway. It was no less than her eighth time out of bed.
As I ushered her back to her room and tucked her back in, the banner still scrolled through my mind. Time is so fluid. Sometimes and hour can go by in the blink of an eye while other times it seems to linger for ages. And as I once again navigate stress and challenges on little sleep I find the pull of emotions getting a bigger swing. Even as a gratitude coach, depression is a very real topic that has reared in my life more times that I care to remember. Gratitude keeps me moving forward as well as the reminder that tomorrow is a new day.
But my dream essentially said, "scrap that." Tomorrow is a new day but this MOMENT is a new moment! Don't wait for tomorrow. Focus on the good you are doing today. Focus on the blessings you have right now. If this moment is hard or a low, take a deep breath, and open your eyes to the next moment that is still full of possibility.
My child, thankfully, does not have cancer. I am not struggling to pay the bills, at least not to a point of anxiety. And I cannot say I know how it feels for whatever burdens and challenges you are facing in your life because each of us face different ones. But I can share this message with you that opened my eyes. I can navigate the hard days in moments instead of days. And I can get through them because I am stronger than I know. And so are you!
I'm grateful for my family's health. I'm grateful to have a job that allows me to feel I am making a difference. I'm grateful to go above and beyond my job description when someone needs comfort or nourishment beyond what a massage can give. I'm grateful for the amazing people in my life. I'm grateful to be tuned in to imbalances and my emotions. I'm grateful for this message of 1000 new versions of me that reminds me that I am fluid and not boxed into the words used to describe me. I'm grateful for the endless possibilities both for myself and for you.
What aspect of you would you like to shift in this moment? What challenges are causing you struggle? What gratitude can you find in your life in this moment? Which new you will you be in this moment?
May today open our minds to the endless possible versions of ourselves. May we know that if the day is going south we don't have to wait until tomorrow to start over. And may we find the love and support we need in whatever we face. Have a beautiful day!