|Posted by Marney Schorr on August 26, 2014 at 10:20 AM|
Transitions are overwhelming for us. Moving. Back to school. Weather changing, patches of leaves turning color here and there. September rises quickly. The radio and the news are not so easy to listen to. And maybe Facebook becomes a respite from what's going on in the world.
Can we allow ourselves to be bombarded with good news and positive posts to lift our tired spirits? Yeah, we can let it be okay.
When I get overwhelmed, I stop and make calls. Friends - where are you? Right here they say. We are feeling it too. They multi-task and talk. Or sit down and take a break from it all with me - even from hundreds of miles away.
A dear friend of mine called me back to say, Welcome being overwhelmed. What? I thought at first, are you kidding me? No, he said. Embrace the abundance. So I stopped in my tracks, and put aside the litany of to-do items in my current period of transition.
I listened. I paused. I saw it.
My life is utterly colorful today. The 'too much going on' is exactly what I asked for. Choices. Domestic comforts. Opportunities. Yes, I will celebrate being overwhelmed!
And so my mood and my thoughts somehow - just shifted. I became quiet inside again. I could hear myself. I could see my surroundings. And I must say, being the New Girl on the Block, is pretty cool. I'm fortunate to say, good things are happening.
In the midst of it all, I get to paint. These new ladies are about to meet the world. Me too!