This is a perfect day to start living your life in a new way, a way without the rules you have been living by and the rules your parents lived by. You can now start living by your own ideas and by your instincts. Can you feel the freedom in that?
Life is like the Camino. Everyone you are with is on their path toward their goal, their destination. Everyone’s path looks different, yet they are all the same. What I learned in walking the Camino de Santiago is that the Camino provides.
Your bottled emotions, the ones you try to ignore or stuff down, are the key to your success and ultimate joy.
That thought rocked my world a bit. It may have rocked yours. You may even have had a strong reaction against that statement.
Wisdom and truth are often buried in fables, nursery rhymes, and cartoons. I found some wisdom tucked into two nursery rhymes for today. This wisdom can help you through the COVID-19 lockdown or any challenge in your life. All you have to do is think about it and apply the lessons to yourself and your situation.
People tend to fear what they don’t understand or can’t see. They so get to believing their thoughts about the situation that they then can’t imagine there is a solution, a way of overcoming the fear.
A “Yes” response to a request tells others that you are cooperative, agreeable, and helpful. A “Yes” reaction shows enthusiasm, willingness, and drive. Well, that is at least what I grew up believing it to mean. I wanted to be all of those things so Yes was the default response to requests of and offers to me.
When my grandmother was diagnosed with her third kind of cancer in about 20 years, I had the epiphany that cancer comes from anger turned inward. Today I might say it’s anger that’s been buried or not dealt with. Because of her background, I knew she had lots of reasons to be angry. I loved her tremendously and wish she could have dealt with those emotions in a more constructive way, a way that wouldn’t have reduced the quality of her life.
Many of my readers connected with various aspects of being a control freak that I pointed out in my article by the same name. It wasn’t surprising to hear comments about seeing how their tendencies affected them and others. Though I hear about the stress at home that’s being reported, I hadn’t stopped to think about that stress would bring out control issues: a reader pointed that out to me.
Oh, I loved my years as a bed and breakfast innkeeper! It combined a number of my strengths into one fabulous job. I was able to interact with and serve people, making them feel at home satisfied the hostess in me. With my team,