Finding Beauty In Every Adventure
Last night I was a annoyed by the fact that I was going to have to get up early to set the rolls out to rise by 6:30am. I have been working very late nights with very early hours the last couple of weeks, running two businesses, trying to accomodate to family/friend events and sprinting from one thing to the next. I haven’t been able to balance in much down time to reflect and rejuvenate.
As I woke up to a quiet house this Thanksgiving morning, knowing I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep, I realized...This is it! THIS, is the time I have been needing some me-time that allows me to decompress from the last month of running. Those rolls are actually a blessing in disguise.
I would normally find work to get done when I can’t sleep but it hasn’t even crossed my mind to get a project or task done on the long to-do list that is always behind. I have been reflecting on the people I have interacted with the last couple of weeks in particular. Clients, friends, customers, family and people I haven’t seen in ages. Realizing how many people I interact with and how I know their stories….. Their happiness, heartbreak, anger, sadness, determination, depression, joyfulness, tiredness, vibrancy, struggles, achievements and the list goes on……
Every person so different and yet relatable all the same time. Looking into some of the complaints from one person to the actual struggles of the next to be followed by blissful achievement and happiness of another.
Sitting in stillness I am thankful for these people to realize how I am grateful for the things in my own life. Knowing my own struggles can be meaningless to one person and seem unbearable to the next. Knowing the complaints we spew about can be unnecessary stress and energy put into the world…. When we really take a moment to listen to ourselves we might realize how ridiculous we sound….. Complaining about getting up to make rolls when so many others go without even tasting a roll in their lifetime? Complaints about a trait of a significant other, when there are others who are alone but longing for companionship? Not realizing the struggle of others who feel so alone they can only think about suicide? While others are heartbroken with loss of the loved one they never expected to lose…… or loss of all their hard-worked-for possessions due to tragedy?
What is your complaint or struggle for you? And, have you
ever stopped to reflect why? Or have you ever been so close to someone you take on their burden to your core?
I interact with A LOT of people very closely, and it can be really hard to not take on others burdens to the point of not only burnout but a rollercoaster of emotions I take out on loved ones close to me. I start my own meaningless complaints and attract the wrong emotions and interactions. Or I have gotten so consumed by my own complaints I don’t see the others struggle around me…..
The best way I have found to help me with these is to make time and take the following steps:
I hope that this holiday season we can get out of the hustle and stress of the season. Breathe in a grateful heart, and blow out the unnecessary energy. Express and focus on the grateful things not the stressful things….. When you stop to breathe, you can look around and see that life is pretty Amazing!!!