I have been traveling for business for the last couple weeks now. I am a hermit at heart, so all this travel has been a lot for me. But, as I’ve often stated…It’s important to know when to say “yes.” And it was that time for me.
As my plane took off for Los Angeles this week, I was reading a book. Unfortunately, I suffer horribly from motion sickness. So, I have to distract myself while on a plane, and even more so on the take-off and landing. Suffice it to say, I do not make a fun ride-along partner. If it’s moving (planes, trains, automobiles, rides, etc)…My focus is on not making a scene!
As I read my book, a light gradually crept across the pages. It occurred to me as we ascended toward heaven that, although it had been a grey, winter-y day below…The sun and the light are always there, up above. It’s always waiting for us – it never leaves. It really made me think. The sky is always blue. We may not be able to see it; it may be concealed (by clouds), but it’s always, always blue.
The light is always there for us to draw upon but it’s our responsibility to remember it’s there.
My aunt bought me a “Blessing Bracelet” for Christmas (below is a picture of many blessing bracelets). It has 5 gorgeous grey pearls on it. The card that came with the gift stated that any time I came across the bracelet I should take pause and quietly express 4 things (1 for each pearl) for which I am grateful. I do this ALL the time. I wear jewelry every day so I am in the jewelry box morning and night. I see the bracelet almost every day and give thanks. This works WONDERS on my mood, my intention and the overall flow of my day. It was an extremely valuable gift in ways far beyond the price.
- Find something to remind you of your blessings. It should be something you run across regularly and something you can easily access if you need to. Decide that you will express gratitude each time this “something” comes into your awareness. It’s simple and powerful!!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you consistently remember the silver linings in life. Do you have a reminder? Are you so practiced that it’s automatic? Please do share:)