Each morning as I wake and start to practice my affirmations of gratitude, as I am writing things out, my mind wanders so far and so widely I am amazed I can concentrate on writing the next line.
Something keeps coming back to mind the morning – the notion that we grab life by the horns, or it grabs us.
Like we sides of this coin.
Heads – we have our grip on life, like driving cars, holding this notion we are in charge, on track, maintaining equilibrium between cat tails and stagnant water in deep ditches.
Shoulder-less narrow road. Deep ditches.
Tails – life grips us, like some carnival haunted house ride, shakes us, distorts our perspective, disorients us, takes us off our game, off our plan and sometimes literally off our rockers …
Everyone we encounter represents a coin-toss, don’t they?
Heads or tails?
Great, or great mistake …
If we bring fear to these encounters, we likely get fear shown back to us.
If we bring joy to these encounters, we are more likely to encounter surprise – not because we are especially surprising, but because people are unaccustomed to people bringing them joy.
Bring more joy.
And it will be a perfect day in paradise.
Every event of every day represents an opportunity to flip our coins, every encounter is as random (or is it now?) as any other.
I think I’ll go shopping for a two-headed nickel.
Have a marvelous day and have some fun with people juggling their change – say, “Hi, I’ll flip you for coffee. Heads I pay. Tails I win. Either way, we are having coffee …”
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 5C / 42F, partly overcast, caught the tail-end of the lunar eclipse, somewhat eerie sight through the clouds, hanging there in the western sky. Gusta and I were startled by a loose dog – some variety of black and terrier – daring out from a hedge