I am one week into a 21 Day Meditation program. The theme is gratitude. It is truly amazing how just 20 minutes of sitting quietly and thinking about gratitude can really change your life and your outlook. It certainly helped me.
How many things have you agonized over, yet they never happened? A lot, I bet.
I’m caring for my elderly mother and doing consulting work for non-profits. I am happy, fulfilled and busy. Yet, in spite of all that, I sometimes feel embarrassed and a failure because I don’t have a full-time paying job.
I am slowly getting over that feeling. I treasure my time with my Mom. She is 92 years old and won’t be around forever. I am the healthiest I have ever been since I have lots of time to devote to exercise and healthy eating. I can spend a lot of time in prayer and meditation.
Because of my consulting work with the Harvard Business School Community Action Partners, I have been invited to join their Board. I am honored to be a more integral part of the organization. I will be working with other Harvard alumni and working more closely with non-profit clients. This is meaningful work and it is work that I believe in. I also really enjoy the people I work with. When it comes time for me to go back to work full-time, I will have a nice circle of contacts that can help me.
So, it doesn’t matter right now that I’m not working full-time. I playing an important role in my Mom’s life and I am enjoying the consulting work I am doing. I am truly grateful for all the blessings in my life.
What is in your life that you worry about, but doesn’t matter? Try enjoying the present moment and all the good that is in your life right now.
Pretty flower photograph is from Public Domain Pictures.