Hi Journal & Friends,
Yesterday I donned my Polka Dot shirt.
And my Polka Dot shoes.
And off I went to the dentist to get my regular teeth-cleaning done... oh joy!
I was driving along, thinking about this journey and my priorities, and thinking that I was just "living in the moment", ya know? Uh-huh, right. Next thing I know I was heading for the wrong freeway entrance leading to the wrong town!
Those that know me in real life are guffawing and asking "So what? You are always getting lost!"
But the thing is... I wasn't lost. I was just not focusing, not paying attention, not thinking about where I was going. My mind was elsewhere... and I went off in the wrong direction.
Here is where I finally ended up. I've been going there over 20 years and he always has the loveliest flowers out front.
On the way home, after having been poked, scraped, polished and rinsed... I got to thinking...
I've been having problems lately staying focused on this health journey for the same reason. I wasn't focusing on the right things...my mind was off elsewhere, and I was driving on autopilot.
I can't afford to do that, or I'll end up in the wrong "town". I have to make a conscious effort EVERY day, whether I feel like it or not.
To focus on both NOW, and THEN. My daily life now, taking actions that connect me to THEN, my passions and goals and dreams. I've been thinking a visual might help me on that... and I might have come up with one. Still working it out.
In the meantime, the journey continues.
From Dr Phil's book: "Slow your thoughts down and listen attentively."
My verse for today: "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."
My quote for today: "Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can." --Douglas Pagels
Enjoy the Journey,