Looking Good…

It’s always something…that’s what…Bertha…told me this morning…but…don’t get me wrong…she wasn’t complaining…or…bemoaning…no…she was challenging me…to say this phrase…with a different intonation…

Actually…she says…I should change the phrase just a tiny bit…to…it’s always something good

And…she says…I should say it often…and…start to look for the good…in every day…in every situation…she promises…the more I look…the more I will find…that’s just the way it works…

What can I say…it’s always something good

Jane

What If…

A few mornings ago…I was…complaining…about something…something that had happened…that I didn’t like…or…perhaps it was something that hadn’t happened…that I wanted to…

Unfortunately…it could be…either…I have been known to whine a bit…at least in my own mind…which should be a safe place to do it…except…that…no thought is safe…from…Bertha

Anyway…Bertha…interrupted me…mid-whine…to ask…what if this was exactly what needed to happen…what if in a year I looked back on this…and laughed…because…if it hadn’t happened…or not happened…then…the most perfect thing ever…wouldn’t have happened…

Hmmm…

Then she went on to remind me…of seemingly minor things…like last week when I was running a bit late for work…and…came upon a wreck…that made me even later…that…maybe…just maybe…my running late…kept me from being involved in that wreck…

Hmmm…

From there…she was on a roll…pointing out…example after example…from my life and others…of what seemed like a bad thing at the time…turned out to be good in the realm of things…

Hmmm…I think we’ve had this conversation before…but…somehow it set differently with me this time…

It’s about…living in the moment…letting go of expectations of how things should be…and…trusting…that everything is happening…just as it should

Hmmm…I see some contemplation time in my near future…and…what if…that’s exactly as it should be…

Jane