For the last few years, almost every Sunday, except when traveling, I've written a Reflections post. They've become part of my routine and thanks to so many of you; the feedback has always been positive.
So, this morning I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, as my grandmother used to say. These days if any of you were here you'd say, "What a crank!" I wasn't going to do a post this morning.
I didn't sleep well last night and here's a big part of why. I've got a couple of big deadlines and a full plate, or as my pal Julienne Kost likes to say, "I'm out of bandwidth!" The problem is procrastinating on things I needed to do earlier in the month and now being rushed to get them finished. Sometimes to avoid the monkey on our back, we open the door and let him in, along with his entire family!
Oddly enough, it's almost noon and posting today is much more for me than for you, my readers. So, here's my somewhat obscure point:
Everything always gets done and often works out for the better. It's a lesson I learned years ago but have a hard time remembering. We're all busy. Most of us have a habit of taking on more than we should, but we do it because we love what we do. And, that's the point - when you find yourself on the edge of feeling overwhelmed remember this quote:
"Breathe. It's just a bad day, not a bad life!"
Our lives, as complicated as we might believe they are, are quite simple. But, we often get tangled up in stress we create ourselves.
So, on this beautiful Sunday - be careful with the heat! Most of you are in some pretty serious temperatures and hard to believe Southwest Florida is one of the coolest places in the country today. Hug somebody very special for eleven-seconds and do your best to put stress on the back-burner where it belongs. There are enough interruptions in the peaceful existence we all strive for without creating our own!
Happy Sunday everybody and thanks for being such an important part of my life.
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