It was going to be one of those days! I woke up with a headache and was immediately flooded with tasks that needed my attention: make sure you pay the mortgage, husband needs gas, do the checkbook, call the doctor, fax that form to the insurance company. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to write the letter about your taxes. My mind was off and running…I was already frustrated, overwhelmed, and angry—and I had not even stepped out of bed yet. I know the routine by heart by now. My day would be on a downward spiral, as I constantly found reasons why today was just “one of those days.”
I looked for and then found the evidence to support what my mind was focused on—a bad day.
Then the day took an unexpected twist when I stepped on the bathroom scale. I lost 2 pounds! It wasn’t the 40 or more that I hope to lose, but it was a step closer to my goal. I’ll take it! It certainly beat the unkind sentiments I usually sent to the scale!
That one thing was enough to shift my focus.
I thought of how we frequently tend to think of what’s wrong in our life. And if we are short on the list of what’s wrong in our personal life, the news does not hesitate to fill us in with all the things that are wrong in our world—at the expense of what is good, what is right. Why is that? When did it become the norm to focus only on what’s wrong?
My incident with the scale showed me what’s right. I’m sure you can imagine my surprise!
I went downstairs (a little lighter, I might add) to get my coffee. As I sat there drinking it, I thought about the morning’s events and started to focus on what was right for me, right here and now.
I woke up today healthy, as did all of my loved ones. I have a lovely home, plenty of food, a good job, health insurance, wonderful friends, an amazing family. I am loved. I have the joy of helping others, and others have been there to help me when I was in need. I am able to decide and then live a life of my choice. So much going right, so much to be thankful for!
How different would each of our lives be if we lived from this place of all things right?
Not ignoring what we need to take care of, yet always aware and thankful for what’s going in our favor.
Will you join me now in asking ourselves and each other, “What’s right?” Imagine what a difference it will make in our lives and the world becomes our new focus!
Ann Darwicki RN is a Certified Professional Life Coach who completed her training at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She is the owner and founder of Whole Being Coaching, specializing in coaching others to live the life of their dreams. Prior to becoming a life coach, Ann obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing from Delaware Technical and Community College. She has 25 years of nursing experience caring for women and children, with a life long affinity for holistic medicine. She is a Reiki practitioner and Nurse Luminary. She is also a freelance writer. She can be reached at 302-750-0574 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org