It did not help that my anxiety over our outing was elevated by the fact that I did not know exactly where the place I was headed was located or that it was in the general area of downtown which I usually try to avoid. Rather than building with square blocks it felt like I was trying to stack an assortment of misshapen odds and ends while pretending a steady tower would result. My anxiety grew.
My older daughter asked me if I was sad or mad. This is a trick question because she has frequently told me that she thinks it is funny to see me upset. I told her I wasn't feeling sad or mad but was feeling stressed which felt a little like nervous; trying to use an emotion she would recognize. She gave me a big hug.
Once we were all in the car I thanked her for helping me get everything loaded up. I chose to listen to my calming music rather than the usual kid tunes which helped some more. But finding the location had my anxiety up again as I realized there was very little parking and it was all parallel.
Instead of allowing the anxiety to run wild I started talking to my older daughter. First I told her thank you again for being so helpful. Then I started her running with "what do you spy with your little eye?" There was a crane that went way way up high, so high Daddy could not even reach the top. There were arrows and lights and the buildings were rectangles. As we turned down a side street only to have to turn around because of construction she asked me what I was looking for with my little eye. I told her I was looking for a place to park. She asked where the parking lot was and I responded that we were looking for a spot on the street because wouldn't it be fun to park right by the door. (Nevermind the fact that there really wasn't a good parking lot anywhere I could see or I would have headed there in a heartbeat.) As I said this to my daughter a spot opened literally across the street from the front door. I love when manifesting is so obvious and beautiful and I felt my anxiety melt away and gratitude overflow.
I'm grateful for the outing to see a good friend today. I'm grateful to have gotten out of my comfort zone and been supported. I'm grateful for my daughter's sweet hugs. I'm grateful my baby girl was her laid back self for the outing. I'm grateful to be aware of my anxiety and try my best to not let it rule my responses. I'm grateful to manifest a parking spot so close to the door. I'm grateful to let gratitude flow. I'm grateful to remind myself it really can be as easy as A, B, C and the the "shape" of the blocks I use to build is completely up to me.
What blocks are you using to create your day? What stories do you have about manifesting in the moment?
May today remind us that we are energetic beings and being in the flow makes anything possible. May we feel the support of the universe as we create our day. Have a beautiful day!