Monday, May 30, 2011

Day Forty ... Baby Steps

Last night was a sleepless night. As I watched the minutes tick by I tried to halt the stream of negative thoughts. I had a great idea for exercises for clients as well as progressions of exercises. Based on the new TRX Certification I went for last week. That was productive.

It is a proven fact that you can't not think about something. Don't think about a white elephant. Stop. Don't picture a big white elephant sitting in the corner of the room. There is no white elephant ... You get the picture. Without something positive to think of instead the negative thoughts kept creeping in like ants at a picnic.

Then at 3:00 a.m. my text message alert bleeped at me. I always turn the sound off on my phone at night, so I was startled, but as I was awake it wasn't exactly a big deal.

My sister sent me a text response to a text I sent her earlier on Sunday. She said my niece Emma took her first steps yesterday. How sweet it that? It seems the Universe saw fit to give me something to smile about, to not only think about but to visualize. The timing was perfect.

It also serves as a reminder to me that although things in my sphere have gone negatively awry I can still take my baby steps towards maintaining a positive outlook. Yes I had a night of laying awake thinking negatively and feeling sorry for myself. Starting this blog doesn't mean nothing bad will ever happen in my life or that it won't affect me, it means I will turn away from making my day all about the upheavals and instead go towards the peaceful, fun, funny, good, uplifting things that also crop up. They are there, they simply need to be appreciated.

Taking baby steps,
Nicola Byrne

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
-Thomas Henry Huxley

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post Love it Happy Tuesday Go get Em !!