Charged and Ready for the Storm…

Jane CarrollLast night…I went to bed…expecting a winter mix of freezing rain and sleet before morning…now…ice…in the south…frequently means…power outage…so…I prepared by making sure the laptop, cell phone, Kindle, and portable internet hotspot…were all charged…I also had a flashlight on the bedside table and a couple of extra blankets on the foot of the bed…

Now…thankfully…although I woke up to the wintery mix…it was more sleet than ice…so we kept power…but…being prepared…had given me peace of mind…and I’m sure I slept better knowing it was all done…

Bertha…was proud of my preparations…but she reminded me…that in life…I can’t always foresee the potential power failures…so…I need to stay prepared…making sure my spirit is fully charged at all times…

And…she says that…prayer…meditation…contemplation…appreciation… forgiveness…reading good books…singing fun songs…dancing in the moonlight…loving others…eating healthy…exercising…and just being a little playful…done daily…will keep me charged…and ready to go…

Oh…and she’s right…on the days I take the time to do even a few of those…I’m ready to face the storms…

Jane…

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Playing Favorites…

Today…is…Friday…and…I’m doing the TGIF dance…looking forward to the weekend…and…all that it will bring…

Two weeks ago…Friday…meant nothing…it was summer break…mostly I didn’t even keep up with the days of the week…they were pretty much equal…but…going back to work…changes all of that…

Monday…and…Friday…become…gatekeepers…to the work week…to the weekend…and…I suddenly know…exactly what day it is…and…quite honestly…Saturday and Sunday…are my favorites…

I felt a little guilty for admitting that…what if my boss sees this post…what if they think I hate my job…what if…what if…what if

Bertha…just laughed at me…reminding me…that…I love my job…and everyone knows it…but…then…she tells me more…she tells me the real reason that I love my time off so much…

She says it’s not that I don’t enjoy my work…it’s just that I need the time off to…play…recharge…fill my tank…so…that I will have plenty to give…come Monday morning…

She further says…that when I am looking forward to…Friday…it’s because…my tank is getting empty…I’m running on fumes…which just means…I need to take a bit more time during the week…to do the things that fill me up…prayer…contemplation…meditation…affirmation…exercise…

And…if I’m dreading…Monday…she says…I just haven’t gotten full on the weekend…so…I’m going in…half-tanked…so to speak…

Hmmm…Bertha…not sure I like that phrase…but…I get the meaning…and…it makes sense…

And…I realize…I haven’t taken…enough time this week…so…I think…I’ll take some now…

Jane