It's Sunday morning... 7 am. Just
finished letting Ghost out of the bedroom (she sleeps with us) and making
myself a cup of tea.
My 'monkey mind' is busy this
morning thinking about too many things to allow me another hour of sleep.
Hurricanes, politics, nuclear tests, racial unrest, not to mention standard
aging concerns regarding family, finances, and health.
There was a time where these things
never entered my mind... or if they did, they fluttered by briefly. But now
they tend to linger... and prevent that carefree sleep of childhood. I know
it's useless to worry or dwell on things one has no control over... and I used
to have better control over these thoughts. Now my aging mind seems to keep
returning to them.
But I realize that this is not a
good thing.... as it only makes one anxious... which serves no purpose. So
I strive to focus on the good and the 'now'... not future possibilities. I've
learned over the years that just because something has never happened before, doesn't
mean it won't... but worrying about it won't change anything. Not saying
certain preparations shouldn't be made just in case, but worrying in advance is
useless and detrimental to health.
So I will go on with my day
deliberately focusing on the good... the little things that bring joy ( family,
cats, friends, creating, giving, a good cup of coffee or tea, chocolate, etc.).
There's a saying or a quote that
runs through my mind occasionally-
"the world is so full of wonderful
things, you'd think that we'd all be as happy as kings"...
and there's another -
the gloom of this world lies joy, Take Joy!"
Sounds like good advice to me.