Ooooh, it's been a lovely morning so far.
I got up early. I did my podcast. Wait do you say it that way? Or is it I recorded an episode on my podcast? Hmmm....anyway, here it is:
I got a walk in and took a drive to get a latte. I've had some nice pleasant exchanges with neighbors, friends, and the outside world. That's a good feeling.
I can really feel so many want to feel heard and seen out there in the world. I know I do. I have these little giddy girl urges - I want to talk and be heard - I want to connect - and I want to feel safe.
I'm having those moments where I feel heard and seen. They are moments - sometimes quick. They sure are blissful.
I'm also having those moments when I'm frustrated, nervous, angry - I don't feel heard or seen - I become a grumpy puss. ( you can call yourself a grumpy puss - those are the rules - my rules). I feel as if I'm being lectured, attacked, not heard or misunderstood, interrupted or dismissed. Ouch. I have spoken about it a little in one of my podcasts.
I've done a lot of thinking and pondering on the subject. I'm still wrapping my head over the realization that most of the time - I do believe it's not an attack on me - it's just people are absorbed in themselves. So I feel I have the opportunity to do my own work. I can work on my listening skills, being present, seeing and hearing people - especially my loved ones. That gives me my power back. I can also become silent and listen to myself.
When I picked up my coffee today - and got my change - there was some writing on the dollar bill. It was a stamp. Something political. I didn't get it - I mean I didn't understand the message. I've seen it before and I said something to the barista. She said - "that guy over there stamps the money. That's what he does." I said, "Wow. I'm getting them when I come here. So, what does it mean?" She didn't know. But that's what he does - he stamps his message on the money. I actually thought - what a great idea. Stamp a message on money. Pass it around. You never know who will see it. What do you think about that? Would you like to stamp or write messages on your money? Ooooh, what if I do it and you do it and we see if our messages get to each other? How cool would that be. Keep your eyes out.
So go out there and seize your spot in life. It's yours. It's mine. Let's take it. Let's share it. Let's explore it. Let's get creative. Ready...set....GO!