Time…. What it time anyway? I had to use every bit of my being to drag myself out of bed this morning. Not even the thought of coffee can take this fog out of my head. I didn’t think yesterday would EVER end… at the same time so much was going on that I had total “brain overload” all day. Ever have that? Soooooo much “stuff” to do, to respond to, to participate in – that you can’t seem to accomplish anything – while at the same time you can actually see even the seconds ticking away on the clocks? Time slipping by at the same time it seems stopped? I couldn’t prioritize… everything I touched went wrong… I dropped things, broke things, reacted to EVERYTHING… mistakenly deleted my entire family’s distribution list on Outlook when I was trying to send out a family update email…(why do they have both the x for delete and a remove button along the top of a distribution list anyway? Which one do you use? Well, this time – I can tell you… when trying to update an individual email address.. what you don’t do is – highlight the name and hit the delete sign…. This causes the whole list to be deleted… what you should do is hit the remove button, which in turn will delete only the individual name, you then can “add’ or re-enter the name with the correction. You’d think I would have remembered this because I lost the entire client list just a few weeks ago.) As I screamed out, NOOOOOOOO, Loren came running in, thinking I’d either died or hurt myself… I probably caused just a bit of panic because the sleeping grandchildren woke up crying… causing even more havoc…. All of this happened in just a few seconds… the day just didn’t end – and all the chaos continued… What would have happened if I just would have remembered to take a moment and to breathe… give myself that moment of “NOW”? Ever have days like that?
So today, I am up…. But I am going to give myself the gift of the “now”…. I am going to sit here a bit, breathe. I am going to go find a blankie, curl myself up and get a few more “twilight” hours… no coffee, just some calm…. See you tomorrow, folks…. Now all of you go take a break, breathe, center and ground… really give yourself the gift of “now”…..