Sunday, January 11

Taking It Slowly 1/11/15

   How are you?

I'm not going to have my computer for a while. I'm writing this with my smartphone. I don't have a loaner this time.

     This weekend I was to teach, in San Francisco. Didn't happen.  I became
ill Friday morning and was sick throughout this weekend.    Seeing how I responded was encouraging.  I didn't get frustrated.  I took care of me.

       Which meant getting plenty of rest, sleeping more than I normally do. The first day my head spun like the rinse cycle of a washer machine. My blood pressure was tested. Not good. It dawned on me that a horrific session I had Thursday night was the beginning of a series of ugly events.

       I got a migraine Thursday night. Couldn't sleep and my blood pressure shot up like a flea trying to jump out of the jar.  I learned a good lesson. Even though I thought I responded well to a hellacious time with a client, my body still suffered from the stress.

1.  My Higher Power made me lay down. In reality, He shut me down. I sometimes don't have the common sense to know when to just stop and get off the bus busyiness.
2.  I had many things to do. And I did not take care of them. This is terrific. I'm learning to be flexible with
myself and not be so rigid. I'm a disciplined person, and it's important for me to hear God's voice, when I'm in the midst of a whirlwind of activities.

How About You?
What are your gratitudes for today? I love hearing from you.


Anonymous said...

Dear Pablo,
I wasn't gonna write,but I changed my mind.How could I not leave my three gratitudes for today!Especially since the Innkeeper,manages to keep the Inn open even when his laptop is in the 'laptop hospital'!
1.I'm grateful for my counselor who is helping me see life with new eyes!
2.I'm grateful for my Al-anon buddy and laughing partner...Miss T.H.
3.I'm grateful all the wonderful literature that is showing up in my life.

Jane G. Yorkshire

Pablo said...

Dear Jane,

Thank you, for your gratitudes. Reading gratitudes from the guests of this inn makes my day and fulfills the vision for this place.

What are you able to see now, with your new eyes? I am happy you are experiencing growth. How is it, having an Al-Anon friend? What needs of yours are met?

How is the literature helping you?

A curious innkeeper,

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.