Many days I wish for enough time to leave my desk, take a walk and eat lunch in the park… a fantasy!
There are other days I wish I had another 15 minutes before I make a decision with only ½ the facts. Those who know me as a “data gatherer” will realize that I NEVER have enough facts… and this situation puts me in a mild state of panic.
Then there are days I wish could last forever because they are serendipitous… my favorite word… a beautiful day with someone who makes me feel joyous.
But today… WOW I have an extra 24 hours!
The pressure is on… I should have planned for this.
Who gets an extra 24 hours?
- I will wake up early and watch the sunrise.
- I will meditate and walk on the treadmill.
- Today I will be present and mindful in every encounter.
- Today I will banish negative thoughts from my mind and vocabulary.
- Today I will make February 29 the best version of myself.
All good intentions, but at 10:31 AM on 2/29/2016, I’m here to tell you I did not see the sunrise this morning. Nor did I see the treadmill or the inside of my eyelids as I meditated, because I did none of those things.
I rushed my day and started working feverishly from the moment I got into work. I fell into my normal routine of ticking off tasks, hoping I have more checked off than added before the end of the day.
Why is it that you have great ideas and then settle into what feels natural and normal?
I need to fix this before the day ends.
Plan B…today the clock will not be my enemy it will be my friend. Today, I will be thankful that I got the extra day, even if it is to do the normal “Nancy” things. It’s a moment and a day I got as a gift and I won’t take it for granted.