Often we look for miracles, thinking they will occur as a result of something outside ourselves. I have found that frequently, we create miracles. Sometimes it is because of what are willing to do. More times than not, we create miracles by who we are willing to be.
Choose a big goal you want to reach. Do what needs to be done to make it happen. More importantly, be who you need to be to create the results you want to see… and create a miracle!
Today was one of those days that anything that could go wrong seemed to do just that. Fortunately, none of what occurred was life threatening or insurmountable. I am grateful for every day I have… and I am glad I get to start with a clean slate tomorrow.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
When I experience an epic fail, I remember… it’s epic. If I wasn’t attempting anything big, I would be in that safe “gray” place. On this Wisdom Wednesday, I will remember that failure is a sign that I am truly living!
I snapped this fellow when I stopped by a friend’s house the other day. He just seemed to pose for me, so I got out my phone. Taken with my iPhone 5S. Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge, Week 1: Nature.
Today we went to the wave pool (probably for the last time this year). I picked up some things at the grocery store so I could pack my son’s lunch and I bought him a pair of shoes. We began packing his backpack for tomorrow. He showered and got into bed early. I set my alarm clock. Our summer is over.
I was just thinking about how odd it feels, shopping for school supplies and school clothes for my children, and not going back to school myself. It is the first time in 15 years that I did not shop for my own classroom in August. My son will begin 6th grade on Monday, and I will continue my recovery.
Sometime today it dawned on me that I had broken my agreement to post every day this year. I did not post yesterday and didn’t even think about it. I thought this was strange since my blogging has become so habitual.
At first I was angry with myself for breaking my agreement. Then I remembered, I keep agreements to expand myself not to punish myself. Then I counted to see how many days in a row I had posted. I actually started a couple of days before the new year began, so I had a total of 213 posts in a row.
So the conversation has been going back and forth in my head periodically throughout the day.
“I can’t believe I didn’t even think about it!”
“It’s not the end of the world.”
“No matter what I do now, I can’t complete the agreement to post every day this year.”
“It’s not about perfection. It’s about pushing yourself.”
Then, as I observe the voices in my head, I laugh at how funny it all is. Me, arguing with myself… and all over something that is already done.
So now I am recommitting to my agreement to post every day for the rest of the year, accepting my imperfect record, and eager to see if I can complete the last 5 months of this year without missing a day. (If I was really interested in punishing myself, I would start all over again. Not happening!)
I am just going to keep reminding myself, 213 posts in a row… not too shabby.