I woke up at 5:00 am. The house is really dark that time of morning. I reached over to turn on the lamp beside my bed and with one click the room was illumined. Glancing at the floor to my surprise there is a puppo curled up sound asleep. The click of the switch caused her to raise her head and give me a squinting look like, “Really?” Another click, click, and the lamp goes off resuming darkness.
Sitting in the dark, yet knowing it’s a new day.
I decided to go ahead and do my meditation, and then stumble my way toward the coffee bar to choose a coffee method. The French press sounded simple enough. I put the kettle on, but instead of turning on a light, I lit a nearby candle. During the day, I don’t think much about having a candle lit, (there is always one lit) but in the darkness is when it puts on a show!
I was so mesmerized by the candle, I forgot about making the press, and didn’t do a very good job. The water was too hot, and I used too many grinds, so all it took was one sip to realize, this is not magical. I could hear my Mama’s voice saying, “That’ll grow hair on your chest Barbie.” I took another sip, trying to make it work, but just couldn’t do it. It was blood awful!
This was when I needed to take my own advice. I changed my tagline for this Blog a while back, and it was time to heed those words. “Never settle. Don’t even think about it.” The second sentence is what stands out to me. I can think about something long enough until I settle into the idea of it, and it doesn’t seem that bad. That’s where the settling mindset begins.
I don’t want a life filled with, “It’s not that bad.” No darling, my thought will forever be, “Life is good.”