by Skip Cohen
Note: Everyone know's Murphy's Law...but there's Murphy's Second Law: "Murphy was an optimist." I had this post all ready to go this morning and Weebly had a bug in the system. Checking in a few minutes ago, they got it fixed - and since I think I've only missed two Sundays in many years, I decided to post it now. I hope everybody had a great day today!
It's Sunday morning, and it's certainly nothing new for me to run amuck from business and marketing topics. It's also holiday time and, without question, my favorite time of year. I'm guessing that the brain waves in my head if transferred to anything visual, would look like spin art! When that happens, and I can't focus, Melody Beattie comes to the rescue.
I found a short paragraph that I loved...
We trudge the road searching for power, learning about our own. Somewhere on the journey, we begin to see the truth. It awakens quietly within us, shaking our soul, transforming our vision, teaching us what we knew all along. The power that lasts, the power that stays in the power of the heart.
Stillness. Faith. Gentleness. Kindness.
Compassion. Joy. Forgiveness. Comfort.
Vulnerability. Honesty. Courage.
And love. Now we're talking power.
And here's my point. What I love about this time of year is that it's all about those twelve words above. It's about joy and appreciation for being here at this point - right now. And no matter how tough or insane the year has been, there's something in the air - a unique form of kindness that simply has a calming quality...sort of a Xanax for the soul.
It all boils down to gratitude. I won't apologize for getting sappy and sounding pretty hokey. I so appreciate all of you who support me...your feedback...and simply the time to share the scrambled mess inside my head every Sunday morning.
Wishing everyone a day ahead filled with family, friends, or whatever makes your heart soar. It's holiday time, and nothing tops that special energy all around us. As always, go for those long therapeutic hugs with the people who mean the most to you.
Happy Sunday or Monday on the other side of the world.
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