I have lived much of my life rather compulsively—feeling that
if I just got such and such done, then I could relax and feel
How about you? Are you waiting until your house is clean,
your taxes are done, your weight is just right, or you’ve
finally made it financially—are you waiting until then to
Most of us tend to do this by default—it’s how we’ve been
But what I’ve discovered is that choosing to feel good now
not only is more enjoyable, but also opens the door for all
these other things, at least the ones that are truly important,
to get done in their own good time as well.
How can you feel good before everything’s the way you want it?
Ah…that’s an art and a discipline we all are learning.
First of all, recognize that it’s a choice—what you choose to
say to yourself, how you choose to view a situation, what
attitude you choose to have, and what influences you surround
yourself with. A great first step is simply choosing to be
grateful—give thanks for everything good in your life right
now, and even step out and give thanks for the good that’s
coming as if it’s already yours.
To a blessed and wonderful week!