Peaceful Part of You

“How are YOU doing?”

I don’t care for that question. I care for the individual asking, because hopefully, they genuinely care about my response. However, I despise that question. It’s the equivalent to, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Both answers most likely point to a response like, “hell, I don’t know” followed by a shoulder shrug.

There is so much going on, that my mind is already on next summer. Thoughts of vacation fill my head as I hope to travel more and meet new people. However, there is a looming to-do list in the back of my mind. It’s one with rolling deadlines… the worst of it’s kind. I’ll swap this for that and then focus on me tomorrow. I’ll call this person back because they’ll get fussy when I take too long to respond, and then I’ll make time to focus on me…maybe tomorrow. You know, it’s not rocket science, but tomorrow is a thing that we wish and hope for. We stress about today and often put off the happy celebratory times for tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will schedule that pedicure. Tomorrow I will go for that relaxing walk by the river. Tomorrow I will unwind and not worry about the to-do list.  The point is, we (I) often let the tomorrow syndrome plague today of it’s happy moments. Rather than focusing on what isn’t done, I’m working on highlighting what is done.

So, to end on a happy note, I once again highlight my dear friend (in my head). Ralph Marston’s wisdom is evident in today’s post, titled the Peaceful Part of You. If you have a moment, please read it. One of my favorite quotes is, “You could walk away from all you do and still be you, still have worth and integrity. Though you would never think of failing to honor your commitments, at your core you exist apart from those commitments, strong and still and at peace.”

God bless!
K. Jones ♥


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