Let It Flow

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Today, I will remember that every situation is like the wave of the ocean. The same gentle way it flows into my life is the same gentle way it will be carried away  ~Anewperspectiveperhaps

Don’t sweat the small stuff. This too, like everything else, will eventually pass. Life is about ebb and flow. Don’t try and hold onto any of it. Let it flow.

Have you ever tried to hold onto a wave? Just ground your feet in the sand and feel it come and go.

Diverted

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Little Ms.Go With The Flow was diverted on her flight home tonight. Due to storms we needed to land at a nearby airport to refuel and wait for the storms to pass. Sometimes, something you never expect interrupts the path you think you’re on. It is just a reminder that we cannot control the circumstance but we can control how we respond to it. I did not respond well. I am tired, my knees are hurting and if complaining would get me off the plane than I would have been off 40 minutes ago. Now, I’ve accepted that here is where I am going to be and that’s all there is to it. There is a plane full of people who are bummed that they are stuck here with me. So, I will sit here quietly and patiently wait to get home again. Reminder to self: stop fighting the flow and go with it.

Go With The Flow

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I’m sitting here watching the waves gracefully roll on the shore and effortlessly return back to where they started. Ebb and flow, the natural way things are meant to be. We cannot force the water to stay one place or the other, it is constantly changing and constantly flowing, but it doesn’t stop us from trying to be in control. I watch as young boys run into the water. There bodies collide with the wave and the force of the collision knocks them down. That’s what happens when we go against the current, when we decide to fight what is and inflict our own will. We can spend our whole lives fighting to swim upstream. Eventually , when we become tired enough, we lose the fight and collapse in exhaustion. Eventually, our need to control and manipulate becomes lost somewhere in the years we will never get back. We bitch and complain about things instead of embracing the inevitable and unavoidable change that no place or person will ever be strong enough to stop. 

Be like water. Flow. Enjoy your life. Embrace the change. Surrender to each moment and allow it all to just pass through. Go where the wind blows and eventually you will end up exactly where you want to be.

Go With The Flow

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Sick. That’s what I am today. I had a list of a million things I needed to do this week and the procrastinator in me pushed it all to today. Sometimes, life’s plan is different than my own and I have no other choice but to go with the flow. That is my message to you today. Don’t force life. Do what you can, grab a tube, be gentle with yourself, lay back and go with the flow. Tomorrow is another day.

Life Is Full of Red Lights

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I took Kayleigh to religious education class today. I swear I hit every single red light and ran into two trains. I guess the lesson is this. Life isn’t always going to flow along at my time pace. The way I see it, I have two choices. I can get aggravated at each delay or I can somehow find the humor in it and realize the day will just be full of them. Today, I chose to find the humor. Regardless what I decided, it wouldn’t change the fact that I would be stuck at every opportunity that arrived. Why fight or get mad over the things we just cannot control or change? Sometimes we are tested. Sometimes we pass, sometimes we fail. I guess only we can decide to float with the current or swim against it. I think, at least for today, I will float along.

Finding Your Flow

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I started succumbing to my old ways recently. Every day I wake up, I have this ridiculous idea that I have to spend every waking minute of the day running around and doing something. I don’t particularly enjoy that lifestyle, I just sometimes catch the ailment from watching others doing it all around me.

Today, my husband decided he was going to drive the kids to school and that meant I was going to sleep in. After I quieted my monkey mind from wondering if Chase would remember to hand in his math book, his orchestra report and his study guide, if he didn’t leave it in my husbands car, I finally drifted back to sleep. I got up, flew around the house cleaning as quickly as I could and jumped in the car to head for Yoga. As I was backing up, something inclined me to put the car back in drive, pull back into the garage and just stay home.

I am reminded today that we have to give ourselves permission to have a lazy day at home. There is nowhere we have to be and nothing so pressing that we have to do something every moment of the day. This has been the best day I have enjoyed in a long time. I have to remind myself that there is a reason I am not a runner. It is because I do not like to run. I am more the yoga type that likes to move slowly and more purposely and be in the moment. It is okay to to give myself permission to be me.

I hope your day is a good one regardless of how you are choosing to spend it. Don’t feel like you have to live like anyone else or even be like everyone else. Find your own flow and follow it passionately. You will know when you are on the right path. It will just feel right.

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What I Know About Basketball And Gambling

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I don’t really like to gamble. To me, it is taking hard earned money and tossing it away. However, once in awhile I do accompany my husband to the casino. Our favorite is roulette. We look at the whole underlying concept of betting entirely different ways. Let me explain. If my husband notices red coming up over and over again, he will bet black and he loses almost every time. I however am a girl that believes in flow. If something is flowing naturally in one direction, why on earth would I stand there blocking the current while forcing it to flow the other way? It sounds crazy and exhausting and well, impossible. So I bet with the flow.

Last night I stayed up to watch our local Thunder team play some basketball. I held out hope for a win until the very last second but deep down I knew it wasn’t going to be in the cards. The coaches made a wager to go against the natural flow of the game. When I saw Durant hold that ball in his hands in a last minute attempt to win the game, I knew before he even attempted the three pointer it was not going in. It just wasn’t his best game last night. I would have given that ball to Westbrook and watch him plow through Memphis defense to score two points in a simple lay up. Should I take over as new head coach of the Thunder? Probably not. But I think there is an important lesson behind going with the flow. What do you think?