This is so dang on true, I need not even say another word… except, bravo Mr. Smith. Thank you!
On my run up a slight hill this morning, a woman moved out of the way with her dog and gave me a little shout out “you’re almost there, don’t give up!”
Later that morning, I walked into the post office and a man held the door for me. . .
A client stopped me as I walked into her office and said, “I love your outfit today. Those shoes!”
On my way home, a really nice driver, let me cut in-front of her even though I had made the mistake of trying to get through the light and just didn’t quite make it. She laughed and then motioned for me to go on right ahead.
The cashier at the grocery store ran after me all the way across the parking lot when I forgot my credit card at the register.
I sat in my car and went through the sweet day I had. So many kind and wonderful moments and it dawned on me: What did I do today to help someone, to make someone smile, to make someone feel good? I couldn’t remember a thing.
But I’m gonna do much better tomorrow.
It really is the little things.
It’s funny because I realize I’m an excellent “faker”. Awe, come on, dirty minds! What I mean is, because I’m so organized and so very detailed about most things in my life, people tend to assume I’m a multi-tasker and/or that I can handle more than one thing at a time.
Not true at all!
In actuality, I really can only handle one thing, one situation, at a time. I focus on that situation and do it to the best of my ability and then move forward onto the next situation. I generally don’t fester so I get things done quickly and that gets me to work on the next situation. This gives the illusion that I’m a multi-tasker, but in fact, I’m SO NOT!
Usually, I use a priority formula of sorts to determine what drama needs to be dealt with first. But, for the past few weeks, it hasn’t been working and I’m curious, how do you handle dealing with so many “priorities” at one time when everything seems to be the most important to deal with RIGHT NOW?
And here’s the thing: generally, I can even deal with that – I’ve had many “priorities” at one time in the past and have just dove in head first and worked through the first problem or situation and then the next, etc. But these past few weeks have been different: This time I feel like every problem has bled into the next somewhat. Even if they have nothing to do with each other, somehow, my mind just keeps going a mile a minute constantly re-working scenarios, jumping from one subject to the next. It’s quite frustrating and, I have to admit, a little scary!
Oh, and just as a side note: I don’t do drugs. A friend suggested I try what he calls “medicinal marijuana”. Hilarious! I will say this though – he had me cracking up for quite a bit and that alone was much-needed relief!