I was just sitting here doing my morning routine of a Thankful list, Sending love to myself and to other people. Then I picked up "The Mentor In Me" book and started reading the first chapter again. The chapter is called Animal. Sounds odd but when you read the chapter you totally understand what the author,William Todd, is speaking of.
You see this book is about 7 levels of awareness that will bring you to a place of understanding of yourself and when you do that you then have a choice of what to do about it. The blame game stops, you now take responsibility for the results you are getting in life.
Back to the first chapter. This speaks of react or respond. We all have an animalistic behavior that when faced with a threatening situation and that is to fight or flight and Dennis as he works with the horses, likes to add freeze. In this book, William speaks of learning to respond instead of react to situations is the first step to achieving sustainable success in all areas of your life.
So this morning I was thinking around at all my personal Santa land I have created for this season and it brought my mind to the season of what people are doing that they normally wouldn't be doing in other times of year! What is that? Well, lets list the shift, change in focus of life here for the next 30 days.
Let's look at what you might be doing "more of" for the next 30 days. Connecting with people in many ways that leads to more shopping, more spending, more organization, more cleaning, more travel, more decisions, more shopping, more traveling, That's a lot of mores just as we connect with people through dinners, parties, meetings for all gatherings.
Now, my question to you my friend, whom I know you would like to look at that one sentence and say, I am so thankful that I get to do all those things, it will bring meaning and peace to all who are effected by it. Now, I know that, that is most likely not what your mind was thinking as you read all the mores! Your mind probably got tired and started to race off of all the what if's, why's, oh no's, how can, do I have too??
Let's bring some good cheer to you and I am here to tell you that you can respond instead of react to all the mores and any situation you face. Here is the Key!! It is your choice what you do. You will benefit greatly by taking control of yourself, not others and you choose through your brilliant attitude that you are not going to let situations control, so that you air on the side of responding instead of react.
How do you do that? Great questions, start now with a thankful attitude, look around you and start being thankful for what you already have and then be thankful for the peace that is going to be in all situations that is going to come. Be thankful as you shop for the store, the selection, the clerks. Making decisions of where to shop, who to invite, how to get there will give you a sense of direction. Thankful this season is requiring cleaning that has been left undone, thankful for the organization that is required for functions, you get the picture. Turn the UGHH into being thankful for and finding the benefits of peace, purpose and meaning for a new season.