Here’s something to remind you that Spring is coming:
Here’s lots of freaking data to remind us that Spring isn’t here, yet:
I need something to remind me that
- The path may be icy, but I have the skills and the knowledge to move forward,
- I can’t please everybody on the way,
- I do not have to re-prove my worth every day,
- I can look up to others and others can look up to me,
- I can be on the same level as others, look them in the eye, and demand to be heard,
- Losing things is not the same as losing people,
- Hearts beat a limited number of times, which reminds me to treasure every heartbeat,
- We cannot control what others say or do, but we have choices of how to react,
- Carrots work better than sticks to motivate ourselves and others,
- Inevitably, we make mistakes, hurt others’ feelings, misunderstand, and are misunderstood,
- Expecting the worst doesn’t contribute to a better outcome,
- Worry interferes with action and connection with others,
- Direct, authentic, and open communication helps relationships,
- Being messy is not a sin,
- All feelings are valid,
- Fear can be an automatic, self-perpetuating habit,
- People have the ability to change,
- Lists are always incomplete, and
- Everybody has unique gifts to share.
Speaking of unique gifts, somebody left this gift for me at work yesterday:
I believe that’s a double-edged sword.
That sword, now between a magic wand and a three-hole punch, is something else to remind me to teach, learn, and hope.
Today’s date, March 17, is something to remind me of someone committing suicide over 10 years ago. I remind myself: We can’t control what others do. We can only do our best to show up, be gentle, and tell the truth, here and now.
Here’s something that reminded me, musically, yesterday:
I’ll remind you that “Something to Remind You” by the Pat Metheny Group can be found on YouTube.
What has this post reminded you of? What somethings are reminders for you?
I don’t need to be reminded to thank everyone who inspired and helped me to write this post today, including you.