Last night when I looked at my calendar, I realized today was going to be one of those non-stop days. My list appeared to be a mile long. Initially I felt the stress of how I was going to get it all done. Then I remembered my promise not to allow stress to get out of control. Easier said than done, but definitely something I focus on daily.
Waking up a little earlier than usual (probably due to my subconscious mind at work), my first thought this morning is to hit the road running. After pausing for a moment, I close my eyes, take a deep breath and refocus on following my daily routine of having breakfast, sipping my one cup of coffee and then enjoying my quiet time while sitting in my mama’s old family rocking chair. When I was a little girl, I was often sick and this is where she would rock me for hours at a time. Today I love sitting here and watching the morning sun rise slowly over the treetops, shinning all the way through our breakfast and family rooms before gently warming the side of my face. My thoughts gradually change from an endless list of errands to thinking about all of the “good” things about this day.
I think about how thankful I am to have errands to run for a speaking business I love, for seeing business owners at each of my stops who have become good friends over the past several years and then for meeting a colleague late in the afternoon who is teaching me social media skills.
Recharged, I am ready to follow my “To Do” list with the thought I will return home at the end of this day and once again relax in my rocking chair by the fire.