When life gets tough the tough get going, or so I’m told. But sometimes getting a plastic card in the mail that has “intentionally blank” on it, makes you stop and think. It did me. In my heap of mail, I opened an envelope and I honestly don’t even remember what it was in, other than when this card fell out, I was confused and then intrigued at what the purpose was.
I’m OCD and anal and leaving things intentionally blank is something I can’t process. To me everything must have a purpose, must fit a category, and you can bet it better have a place.
I get through life with a daily planner. (My cell calendar ain’t cuttin’ it!) I need visuals, lists, so I can categorize details. That’s how my mind works, otherwise it’s utter chaos!
These are the BUSIEST months for me, more so than Thanksgiving and Christmas combined. There’s social stuff, parties to plan, decorating, countless work deadlines. May hasn’t even started or has it?
I find myself humming and singing…
Well I’m satisfied just being alive give me one more day
Give me one more shot I’ll give it all I’ve got!
The lyrics to Alabama’s “Give Me One More Shot!”
Days come and go so fast that I start wishing I could do some over again at times. Do you ever wish that? I must remind myself to slow down, to take it one day at a time, to breathe, and to give it all I’ve got. Beats the opposite, not being here or having another day to do anything with-right?
But in order to make it through rough months, I have to remember to notice when I’m being nudged to stop and appreciate.
Appreciate unusually beautiful weather that’s 60 degrees in April, in TEXAS. Fireflies in our backyard at dusk, making time for Sunday brunch with loved ones. Even making a grilled peanut butter sandwich for my sweet man, (although after 36 years you’d think I’d know how to make it!) Shame on me!
Maybe that little reminder in the mail was a reminder for me to slow down. That not every day needs to be planned out and it will all be okay! If I have to delay some goals or rearrange some things, but give it all I can when I can… is enough!
As long as I’ve got another day to give it a shot- right?
#plannergirl #gcc #lifegoals