I tend to overthink EVERYTHING!
I don’t know what you are like but it would be hard to follow the pattern of my brain mulling over any subject. I am sure it would rival even the most intricate spider web as I tend to follow strand after strand in pursuit of an answer that often is to a question that is not even answerable.
For me, it is a multi-layered, all over the place conversation in my mind. This blog, for instance has been rewritten so many times in my head already and I am sure will still go through a major editing process here on paper (fourth version…no maybe fifth). In the end, it will still take me half a day to push the publish button because I wonder what if it is crappy or if nobody reads it or if I am a horrible writer and people will march in the streets to protest me ever blogging again?
For our dog Magic, it is simple, laser focused. Food. Water. Walk. Nap. And, it is usually in that order.
While Magic is thinking about one thing, I am thinking all at once about if I have enough time to go to the library before meeting my friend, would my clothes be dry in time, what am I making for supper, am I a horrible mother, will the world end today and if it is where are our wills, would wills even make a difference….
I watched Magic lay down and be content with his nap.
What if I could be more like Magic? Clearly he wasn’t worried about walking around in the same fur he wore yesterday and have all his neighborhood buddies laugh and point. He never stops in front of the mirror before he goes out the door and wonders if his coat of fur makes him look fat, if black is the best color to wear today or if the other earrings would be better. He doesn’t worry about the Loonie falling, where he is going to vacation, should he just get a job already, if every member of the family is okay, or where he is going to move to. He just knows it is going to work out in his favour. It always does.
So, when I start getting crazy and obsessive, I look at Magic and wonder what he would do. Amazingly, it immediately brings me to the present. What is the one thing that matters right now?
Do you know how freeing that is?
Just do it and move on?
Not worry what everyone thinks or how it may or may not turn out?
Because everything is going to work out in my favour.
It always does.
I think we have the smartest dog in the world.
Maybe he should be blogging 🙂
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Wishing you a week filled with light and love, Darlene.