Welcome to Day 4 of the Letting Go Challenge! You rock! Thank you for sticking with me so far! How are you doing? Are these challenges helpful? Please, comment and let me know what you think. I love your comments!!!
Day 4 Challenge
Your mission for today, should you choose to accept it, is to let go of needing things to go smoothly in order for you to have a good day. Have a good day today in spite of all the hiccups! Here’s a post I wrote a while back on my http://www.mindfuljoysearch.com blog that I think will help you to do just that!
Do this one thing to be mindful Even when it feels impossible!
This is Bootsie. He is my 14 yo daughter’s cat and he’s a sweet boy. Whether things are going well or not, Bootsie remains mindful. He sits in the window and enjoys the sun. He feel the plastic of the vertical blinds and loves the feel of chewing these blinds with his sharp little teeth. It’s easy for him to be mindful. He’s a cat. He worries only about “what’s good for the cat” as my dad would say.
He has no worry over the state of the carpet if he happens to throw up on it and he merely avoids the spots his cat sibling and dog sibling may or may not leave behind. It feels pretty darn easy for him; this mindful business.
However, His world is rather small.
My world is Big! I have a hunch yours is too. So with all our worries and the many balls we have to juggle, how can we possibly stay mindful?
Just allow yourself to think about mindfulness all the time.
There’s a game my brother taught my kids. He said there is only one rule to the game. Don’t think about it. If you think about the game, you lose. Silly, right? For weeks, maybe it was months, the kids would randomly smack their foreheads and shout, “Ah NO! I lost!” They were seriously dissapointed
You can think of mindfulness as the game you only win when you ARE thinking about it. Even while cleaning the vomit off your floor or running late to work for the second time this week, you can think about mindfulness and smile knowing that there is always something good to focus on!
“Another damn spot on my carpet! I do NOT have time for this! …Mindfulness….hey! I win! :-). You know? I sure do love my cat. His soft comforting fur alone is worth a little clean up now and then.”
“I’m late for work again! My boss is gonna think I’m such a loser!….Mindfulness…I win again!!! :-). Man the sky is gorgeous today!”
It may sound silly and way too simple but it works! Try it! You deserve to smile through your trials. Don’t you??? I think YOU DO!!! 🙂
That’s it for now!
Thank you for joining me today! Have a beautiful day and let me know how it goes for you in the comments below!
I love you guys and wish for you a joy filled life! Kisses!