One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year. My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT. To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.
This might SEEM like a non-event, but trust me, it wasn’t. It’s HOT and HUMID and pretty darned oppressive feeling here in southeastern NC these days. And a lot of us are spending a lot of time complaining about it.
That’s my point.
I had a rotten time last week. My body has MS in it. Heat and MS are not friends. So I spent a lot of energy whining.
That’s why I decided to not mention the weather this past week. It was TOUGH. I caught myself agreeing, “yeah”, a couple of times – but then I stopped myself. At least I didn’t jump into a full- fledged monologue of doom and despair.
It’s funny how not giving something power reinforces The Spirit.
So this week, The Weather didn’t win.
How do you stop things you can’t control from zapping your spirit?