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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just For Today

I had one heck of a morning all before 10am.  Missed my exit on the way to work.  Had to deal with silly drama... forgot to pay my meter because of that and got a ticket... Then slammed my already cut hand in the door causing it to burst open yet again.  Needless to say, my day was not off to the best start.  So first I cried for a minute... at work... then decided I needed to pull it together!  I remembered  5 principals of Reiki, which are:

Just for today, I release all worry.
Just for today, I release all anger.
Just for today, I shall earn my living with integrity.
Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
Just for today, I will give thanks for all my many blessings.

So I figured just for today, I could do that... Just for today... And tomorrow I could see how I felt and go from there.  You see, I feel like just for a day, I can handle that... And when you start each day with that... one day turns in 2, which turns into a week... etc, until you're perfect... Ha, just kidding, but you get closer to that!  The idea behind this philosophy, is to get people to live in the moment, but for me, it helps me to feel like I can do it, so I can come back to the moment.  I have this little trick I do on the stair machine when I'm getting tired... where I look at how much time I have left and decide that I can do anything for a few minutes.  Fifteen minutes?  That's nothing, I can do anything that long.  This kind of does the same thing for me.  One day?  Ok, I can do anything for one day... even though at many points during that day, I may feel like I can't, I remind myself, "Just one day Laura, that's it!"

So now I feel much better.  I'm enjoying the cool ocean air, listening to the water, and smiling... because after all, I may as well enjoy all of these things while I'm practicing this, since it is for just one day ;)

Today's Silver Lining
"Some day somebody's gonna make you want to, Turn around and say goodbye, Until then baby are you going to let them, Hold you down and make you cry, Don't you know? Don't you know things can change, Things'll go your way, If you hold on for one more day.  Can you hold on for one more day? Things'll go your way, Hold on for one more day." Hold On- by Wilson Phillips

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