Tuesday . . . and a shift in perspective is in order

I woke up this morning and said:  Today is the start of my new life.  All good things are coming to me today.  My problems will be resolved in my favour.  I feel love and joy in abundance all around me.

For those of you familiar with The Secret you will recognize my paraphrased words.  I read the book a few years ago; not generally the type of thing I would have ever picked up, but something prompted me to.  Since then, I’ve tried to live my life with what I learned from that small book always in my thoughts.  It’s more about feeling positive about your life, about what you have in your life, than it is about any form of religion.  Although, I do feel it fits in well with nearly any form of religion you could name — well, except maybe extreme, on the fringes type of things — and those aren’t religions, anyway — they’re cults.

Okay, so, I’ve digressed. . .

. . . not unusual.

I have been having a really tough time of it lately.  Lots of stress related to work.  Not the actual job, but my role as President of our Union.  As with any employer, employee relationship there are always major differences of opinion when it comes to what each side expects.  Suffice it to say that things are not going smoothly and I have been feeling incredibly overwhelmed of late.

Yesterday was rough.  But last night I finally said:  Enough!  Pull up your big-girl panties, Kathy and get on with it!  So, I did what I was able to do and then I walked away for the night.  Sat and had a cup of tea, nursed my cold and watched a little of So You Think You Can Dance, Canada and a half hour of MasterChef.

I slept great last night (with the help of Benylin night-time cold formula) and when I woke up this morning  the first thing that popped into my head were the words I wrote above.  These were followed by a sense of calm, and I knew that everything would be okay.  I’ll get through this mess, will put it all behind me and start focusing again on the really important things in my life:  family, friends, writing.

So, that’s it.  Sometimes, I wonder why it takes me so long to get around to remembering how to stop and breathe and put things in perspective.  Especially when it’s such a simple thing to do.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

a beach in the Dominican -- warm breezes and trouble-free



  1. cindy said,

    September 14, 2010 at 7:28 am

    An important post for me to read today, it is especially relevant given my morning.
    (An my apologies, I think I called you Rose before.)

  2. klrs09 said,

    September 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    You did? I don’t recall. And that’s okay — so many of us fail to use our names on these blogs — we’ve replaced our identity with a blog name. Possibly something in that. . .

  3. souldipper said,

    September 14, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Good for you, Kathy. It’s funny, we know our attitude has a profound affect on others, but it’s hard to remember we also need one for ourselves. You pulled it off. Many blessings on you for taking that Union role. It’s a challenge so I hope you have an active and positive membership.

    • klrs09 said,

      September 16, 2010 at 6:46 am

      Thanks — it’s been a bit of a daily struggle to remain positive, but I give it the ol’ college try every morning!

  4. Jamie Dedes said,

    September 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Congrat’s…perfect attitude.

    I just noticed you have me on your blogroll. Thank you! I’m honored. It reminds me I have to update mine. Lots of blog “housekeeping” to do. And real housekeeping today. Phew! Well tomorrow is another day …

    I wondered where you lived when you mentioned the cold weather. Our beautiful (U.S.) neighbor to the north, Canada. I absolutely love your Shane Koyczan. Got introduced to him through this, but have enjoyed much more of his work since then, especially his Move Pen Move.

    • klrs09 said,

      September 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

      He really is quite amazing. I remember when he did that at the Vancouver Olympics — I cried. He makes me proud of my Canadian-ness. But, sadly, on another note, some of what he has to say feels a little hollow today following what happened to the girl in BC. It shouldn’t affect me in this way, I’m sure, but knowing that such a horrific thing could happen here. . . well, there goes our innocense and naivete.

  5. Chloe said,

    September 20, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Oh, the power of positive thinking!! It seriously can chase away dark clouds that we would otherwise allow to stay. We are in control of our mindset and this post is such a great (and welcome) reminder of that! Thanks for the post 😀 xx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: