Lately, I’ve been feeling incredibly overwhelmed, stressed out and impatient. More than what’s usual. If you know me, or read anything that I’ve written, you know that a constant state of worry and anxiety is pretty normal me and that I have exactly zero patience to give to any situation.
A couple days ago, after an especially frustrating day coupled with a steady stream of failing to chose my attitude and let things go, I was in the car going to pick up my son after work and the traffic was being ridiculous. I turned on the radio and heard the following song
Man, talk about the universe sending you a sign to let it go (let it go, let it go – thank you Cowboy Mouth – link to song).
“In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I’m blessed…”
I do. I forget all the time. And I don’t make enough time to remember to look for all of the blessings in my life.
My son turns one soon, and I can’t even believe it’s been an entire year that’s he’s been alive. He is the biggest blessing. An answered prayer. A perfect little miracle; made from scratch. And instead of focusing on that, I have been focused on the busy-ness of life.
Fortunately, I was able to notice the signs in front of me telling me to slow down, readjust my attitude, my attention, my focus. Take a deep breath. Step out of my little mess and focus on how big I’m blessed.
Luckily, Mother’s Day just happened and was a huge help in reminding me that traffic doesn’t matter, my email can wait and the dishes can sit in the sink a little longer. I’ve got a tiny human, fearfully and wonderfully made, looking at me for guidance on how to handle day to day life. How to handle life’s frustrations. How to control frustration and impatience.
I’m probably not successful everyday, but I keep showing up. Day after day.
So, what “stuff” has been getting under your skin that you need help remembering to let go? Leave a comment letting me know!