“One step at a time.”
An old friend of mine, Katie (Solomon) Seamon, sent me a bracelet after my father passed engraved on the inside with the phrase, “One day at a time.” I wear it ALL the time and every time I read that it helps to bring me back to my center. Somehow I allowed myself to forget about it this week, until I read the quote above in my weekly Moodscope email just now. Not sure what I’d do without my daily email from http://www.moodscope.com. This week has been TOUGH! When it rains, it pours, and it frickin’ POURED this week for me. So my Moodscope email today was PERFECT and JUST what I needed 🙂 Here it is:
Say you needed to untangle a ball of string but just as you began, you inadvertently dropped it into the kitchen sink, full of sudsy water.
Then the bulb went, plunging the room into complete darkness.
Now rather than attempting to solve all three of these issues simultaneously, the answer is almost certainly to uncouple and prioritise.
Dry your hands. Fix the light. Take the string out of the water and probably allow it to dry, too.
Then – and only then – have a go at untangling it.
It seems pretty obvious to tackle a hypothetical situation in this way, so why do we fail to follow a similar course when we’ve multiple issues occupying our minds?
Why do we believe we can solve them all at once?
Why do we persist in thinking that they’re all somehow connected?
It’s easy to imagine that because everything’s not as it should be in one part of our life that the same reasons affect other areas. But this isn’t always the way.
When you’ve multiple worries, it’s not always easy to uncouple one from the other.
Not easy, but almost certainly the only way to move forward.
One step at a time.
Check out the link below, it’s a penguin webcam that my friend Betsy introduced me to this week. I tell you what, if you need to smile, here’s your fix 🙂