I woke up this morning without any idea of what to write about. I love going off the topic of business, marketing, and photography and even wrote what I thought was a great post. Well, I read it to Sheila, and she said, "It's really good, but it's not your typical Sunday Morning Reflections."
So, I decided to save it for tomorrow and focus on the direction I usually go in, and that left me with just one topic - Sheila. After being together for over eight years, there's an incredible comfort level we have with each other, especially sharing feelings. At this point, Sheila knows just about everything about my business, the frustrations and those special moments of pure joy.
We're both "Type A" personalities, but we share everything. While we don't always hit it right, we're work in progress, and I can't expect her to know what I'm stressed about if I haven't shared it with her. While I pride myself on unisex topics, this one if more for the guys out there. Most of us have been brought up to simply tough it out when something's going the wrong way. We're taught to "let it roll off your back," with a sort of real-men- don't-eat-quiche philosophy!
Well, not only do I love quiche but I can cook a mean one. And there are plenty of times when there's a tear in my eye over something I'm thinking about, watching TV or reading. It's just who I am, and even though there are moments when I'm clueless to a problem, Sheila and I work together.
And there's my point this morning - life is just too short. You can't make the most of today if you're worried about yesterday or stressing over tomorrow. Yes, I'm going to be trite and remind you to live for today - RIGHT NOW is the only thing that you have control over.
Share your victories with your family, but don't forget your frustrations too. Your spouse isn't a mind-reader and can't be a genuine part of your life if you don't keep the door open!
On that note, it's the perfect time in this post to wish everybody an outstanding Sunday. Go for those eleven-second hugs and during that hug, think about what that person means to you and the contribution they make to your life. Then tell them! Stop worrying about work tomorrow - it's not going anywhere, and odds are you need to recharge your battery a little anyway!
Happy Sunday everybody!
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