DAY TWO OF 21 DAY CHALLENGE
I think this affirmation thing is working. Little things. No manifestation yet of wealth and health. But I'm feeling positive shifts in my attitude. My tendency toward procrastination seems to be evaporating effortlessly. Now I'm taking my dishes to the sink, returning phone calls, doing my laundry without the inner voice, you know the one "Do I have to?" "It can wait" getting in the way. I'm just doing it. Like I grew up over night. It makes no sense. It is like magic. I even changed the ceiling light bulb in my bedroom. I was going to wait for a friend to help me. I'm not steady on a step stool. I tried and failed a few times, but I didn't fall, I didn't break a hip. And I replaced the bulb. Very proud. Let there be light.
It's not about weight loss or getting fit. I'm 79 and would just like more energy and focus. I've been discouraged lately about getting my book published. My manuscript is done and I'm looking for an agent. It's depressing.
I knew I was in trouble when I spent 45 minutes the other night mesmerized by a car chase happening thousands of miles away. I have a long "To Do List" and can't seem to make myself do any of it. I'm in procrastination Hell. So, I thought I'd try affirmations.
I settled on Jason Stephenson's YouTube "21 Days to a new you". He suggests that at the end of 21 days health, wealth, happiness and abundance will be mine.
I tried it this morning and have to admit that I am feeling happier. I got up off my butt and got some things done and solved some problems. Nothing major, but I'm feeling less stuck in a rut. That is a good start.
I volunteered for the library's book sale today. I was a table monitor. I rarely volunteer for anything because I'm a night owl and don't usually leave the house before 3:00 PM. But I'm on the board at the library and it was expected. So, I volunteered for the 3-5 shift. I went as a pubic service and ended up buying 3 bags of books that I love. I gave a little of my time and got back so much more. I also reminded two of my friends to go tomorrow. They will love it. Today, I paid my rent for being on this earth. I should do more of that.
Joys of Small Town Living
Every month the art council in my town hosts an event called "First Friday." This means that the three downtown art galleries are open in the evening. Each gallery hosts the work of an artist. The galleries go all out. Wine and appetizers are available, live music often, and the guest artist gives a presentation.
I used to go all the time. Then Covid hit and time stopped. But, thankfully Covid is no longer the threat it was in 2020 and our town has opened back up. So I went with plans to meet a friend there. It was good to get out and be social again. The weather was glorious. Not too hot, not yet too cold. I met my friend and we browsed the main gallery together.
After we left the event, we ran into two of his friends and after the "Hellos", he yelled out, "Join us for dinner." "Sure," came the reply. And so the four of us went around the corner to the new Italian restaurant. Conversation was delightful and food was delicious.
Walking back to my car, we bumped into several more friends. Greetings and happy smiles followed. That's what I love about small town living. Connection and community, two of my favorite things. With Covid more or less in the rear view window, life is much better.
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