WHY NOT ME
Tuesday June 16, 2015
Yesterday I wrote about clean slates. About emptying my plate – this notion of starting each week without carry-forwarded-burden from previous week’s work.
Dwelling a little.
To break it down – chunk it down – into action steps.
Recognizing this isn’t a weekly problem.
Rather, it’s systemic.
Day-to-day, every day, unfinished business carried forward. Little bits add up to too many bits of today shoved over to tomorrow. This has become habit/normal.
Can I change that?
This isn’t a matter of some little engine saying “I think I can”.
This is me saying: “I must change this.”
Too much today, too much more tomorrow. By the end of the week and overwhelmed feeling of having an underwhelming week.
If I make a DAILY difference then I may have a WEEKLY chance for genuine change.
Why not me?
This gem is worth sharing – I found it again yesterday in my morning inspirational reading pile:
Why Not You?
Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?
Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?
Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?
Today, for many the burden of self-doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?
Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?
Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?
Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?
Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?
Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?
Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?
Today is a new day!
Many will seize this day.
Many will live it to the fullest.
Why not you?”
- quote from Steve Maraboli
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 7C/44F, light breeze and clear/fresh, Gusta gave her coat a wash running through sprinklers at the car dealership. We had a vigorous walk – my foot confidence is building!
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