Let me just say this, my week has not been going so well. Car troubles, my debit card is stolen, and then a business partner absolved our relationship unexpectedly and without explanation.

I suppose the old me would have immediately moped my way down to some pitiful place to wallow for a bit. Money is pretty tight right now, to say the least. Running around to the bank and then having to update a gazillion accounts with my new payment method, and some other frustrations that came throughout the day could have really ruined my momentum.

Nah. I’m not allowing that to happen today. I am provided for, and there is a lot to feel grateful for in my life in this present moment. I know I can only do today what I can do. This is not to say, I wasn’t hurt or frustrated, or confused, or a little worried at times today. I’m only human.

But I’ve come to a more present mindset that brings me a heck of a lot of peace, and the test of that truly was a day like today. I’ve come a long way, and I’m feeling pretty good about that.

Life is going to happen. No question. Some days will be rosier than others. What can you do? Fight your way through it? Make yourself and everyone else miserable? I am choosing to put my positive energy out there to the world right now. God knows we need it.

Look around at those you care about the most. What example will you set for them today? Someone, even a stranger will feel your influence today. So be mindful in your thoughts, words, and actions. And choose your peace.

Go gently…


Smile and the world smiles with you.