This morning has been filled with challenges. It began, when I got up to take my morning medication and dropped a bottle of meds. The bottle bounced off the sink, causing the lid to fly off sending pills all over the floor. This meant for the first 45 minutes I was up I crawled round on the floor picking up tiny pills.
My helper said I did an amazing job. She swept and didn’t get even one. So, that’s very good.
Blue stayed put the whole time I was picking them up and all I had to do to make this so was to raise my hand in the rest gesture and without one word from me he obeyed.
(Thanks be for the strict training of obedience from The Seeing Eye)
Once that was done, it was time for a shower and some meditation time, but peace was short lived there as well, for while I was showering unknown to me the hose from the handheld showerhead got entangled in the shower curtain so when I got out I discovered there was a small pond in front of the tub.
Finally, things were set right enough for me to take Blue outside and feed him and then make some coffee.
When I went into the kitchen after tending Blue, I discovered there was some leftover coffee in the pot.
"Praise Be! Cowboy coffee!" I shouted and set about making a cup to heat in my new talking microwave but when I opened the door, I discovered something had exploded in there and made a mess I was unaware of, so I had to stop and clean that up.
The cleanup was easy but getting the tray to fit correctly back into the microwave took several moments during which I made up quite a few new curse words.
Finally, the coffee was heating, and I also set a fresh pot to brew.
When all that was done, and I’d finally settled into my spot by the table I felt like I’d gone 10 rounds.
Then, I opened my email and found the following message and I thought I’d share it here with you. You see, I believe if we’re alive to have the difficult and challenging experiences we’re blessed because we can learn from them and create good ones instead.
The following message comes from: https://www.dailyom.com/
All the situations in our lives teach us exactly what we need to be learning.
Many of us long to find a spiritual teacher or guru. We may feel unsure of how to practice our spirituality without one, or we may long for someone who has attained a higher level of insight to lead the way for us. Some of us have been looking for years to no avail and feel frustrated and even lost. The good news is that the greatest teacher you could ever want is always with you — that is your life.
The people and situations we encounter every day have much to teach us when we are open to receiving their wisdom. Often we don’t recognize our teachers because they may not look or act like our idea of a guru, yet they may embody great wisdom. In addition, some people teach us by showing us what we don’t want to do. All the situations in our lives, from the insignificant to the major, conspire to teach us exactly what we need to be learning at any given time. Patience, compassion, perseverance, honesty, letting go — all these are covered in the classroom of the teacher that is your life.
We can help ourselves to remember this perfect teacher each day with a few simple words. Each morning we might find a moment to say, “I acknowledge and honor the teacher that is my life. May I be wise enough to recognize the teachers and lessons that I encounter today, and may I be open to receiving their wisdom.” We might also take some time each day to consider what our lives are trying to teach us at this time. A difficult phase in your relationship with your child may be teaching you to let go. The homeless person you see every day may be showing you the boundaries of your compassion and generosity. A spate of lost items may be asking you to be more present to physical reality. Trust your intuition on the nature of the lesson at hand, work at your own pace, and ask as many questions as you want. Your life has all the answers.
I believe, I’m being taught patience and perseverance. There are times when even the smallest tasks are difficult for me, and I find myself feeling like I’m not capable. Then, I take a breath, try again and things come right. After which I say, “Hey! I’m not doing so badly after all.”
For today, I’m just going to keep putting one foot in front of the other and enjoy the journey.
Thanks for reading.
May Harmony find you and Blessid Be.
About Patty L. Fletcher
Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.
To learn more visit: https://pattysworlds.com/