“Start where you are….”
My friend Michelle Latimer posted this as her facebook status, and it really hit home with me. As we enter into the week of Thanksgiving, I found myself this morning feeling overwhelmed, and honestly, a bit grouchy because I was pulled in several directions at once (I know, can you IMAGINE??). You know, kids home for the holiday (need I say more?); me, making sure the menus and food are planned and purchased perfectly so I can go into the Day of the Steaming Pans “stress free” (Yeah, riiiiiggght), and – oh – dogs barking wildly AT the kids while my husband (who works from home when he isn’t traveling) is invariably on a conference call, and needs the house to be quiet. GAAAHHHH!!! And, it’s only Monday.
But Michelle’s words, Start Where You Are, resonated with me.
I googled it, and discovered it’s a book; well actually, a few different authors have written books by this title. Wise and inspiring words, for sure. But the one I went to was by Pema Chodron, “Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living.”
It’s on my To Read List now.
I’m reminded by these words that I’m just doing the best that I can, each day. Those who I come in contact with, whether family, friends, total strangers, are just doing the best that THEY can. But I’m inspired by these words: “embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives.” Hey, let’s CELEBRATE them! Be thankful, and learn.
Thanks, @jigtvlady. I needed to see that today!