Fact. I am returning to work tomorrow, after taking a two-week vacation which included a trip to London and Edinburgh with my son.
Past-focused thinking. When I’ve returned to work after time off, I’ve previously experienced:
- A helpful sense of perspective.
- Feeling overwhelmed as I’ve tried to catch up with things I’ve missed.
- All sorts of assumptions about people’s reactions to my being gone and my being back.
Future-focused thinking. I hope that #1, above, will be with me when I return to work tomorrow, and that it will linger, a welcomed guest.* I fear that #2 and #3 might be with me, in unhelpful ways.**
Wishful thinking. I’m looking forward to returning to work for many reasons, including seeing this in my office.
Yes, that’s a magic wand, for making wishes (when wishes might be helpful).
Here are my three wishes, for today:
- I wish that I can be in the moment, as best I can.
- I wish that I can accept where I am.
- I wish that everything that people have ever said about how if one shares a wish it won’t come true is …. rubbish.***
Okay! Time for a wishing sound (and feel free to join in with your own wishes for today):
Thanks to Jojikiba (for the YouTube sound effect), to The Princess Spinning Light Up Wand, to wishers everywhere, and to you, for reading today.
* See the Rumi poem “Guest House”, which is at the end of this post.
** Come to think of it, look at that Rumi poem again.
*** I thought of many possible words for what I wanted to express here, and settled on one I enjoyed hearing during our recent time in the UK.