Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee

“Be mindful. We all need to be mindful as we go about our daily lives. We all have a lot of things on our minds, but we need to focus as we proceed through our days.” ~MomChap (my wise Mother)

We have all had mornings that were less than glorious. You wake up and if you are caffeine needy you make a cup of coffee. Nothing compares to that first cup. The day facing you is chock full of obligations and errands that will keep you running. For the moment, you are enjoying your coffee. Then, the following happens: you set your coffee mug down but you misjudge the landing area and bam! Coffee is now spilled everywhere. This is not an optimal way to begin your day.

Often when days start like this we are facing will go downhill quickly. Soon you poke your eye with the mascara wand, the car doesn’t want to start, you have a run in your hose and you have conveniently dropped your cell phone in a puddle. When it rains it pours.

We all have days that we would love to  “control- alt-delete” and begin anew. We push through our day and hope dinner won’t end up burnt. The moral of this story is simple: be mindful. While the statement “make lemonade out of lemons” can make you want to smack someone, being mindful makes it so the crappy things that happen on your worst day ever have some sense of purpose. Where is the greater good?

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu

Being mindful of your day-to-day meanderings reminds you to be present. When you are present you are less likely to waste your time. While irritating events may occur, there is always a silver lining. Even if that silver lining is the fact that you can look back on those events a few days from now and chuckle. I have found some of my fondest memories involve laughing till my stomach aches ~ at my own expense.

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Source: Woman In Recovery

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