Choosing your thoughts, choosing your blessings

We didn’t really have a plan for Thanksgiving this year…it kept switching up…but finally, it came down to a decision to just do a quiet dinner at my 92 year old mom’s house. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that Mom is in a wheelchair and blind…and pretty much house bound.

When we finally landed on this plan, I suggested to mom that we go out to visit her friend Michelle who is also in a wheel chair and housebound and she thought that was a great idea!

Somehow, within 24 hours, my suggestion to go visit Michelle turned into:

“Starr is going to drive out the 30 miles to Michelle’s house, pick her up and bring her BACK to Moms for dinner and then take her back home.”

And our simple dinner became:

“Starr and Scott will cook dinner and bring it to Moms, drop the food off, go get Michelle, bring her back, to Mom’s, move a big bird cage so there’s room for us to all sit down (and so that Mom’s cockatoo Carlo doesn’t screech at us while we try to eat) and THEN heat up dinner, serve everyone and then take Michelle back home”

It wasn’t simple anymore.

I told mom that wasn’t the plan and mom said “oops…but I already told Michelle that’s what we are doing” And of course, that was the end of it.

Guru that I am, I still have this part of me that just goes along with Mom’s crazy schemes because it’s just easier that way.

And my boyfriend is a trooper…

I said to Scott “well…this is just The Law of Relativity in action…you may not have a choice as to what happens, but you can choose how to react to it”

Scott said “well but the funny thing is, you think you don’t have a choice. You do…you could say no”

I told him to stop being “me” to me. I also realized that although I could say no, it just isn’t in my heart to do so. Fortunately, Scott knows and loves that part of me and was an incredible help yesterday!

I chose to just go with it, to allow things to unfold as they would. I used another aspect of the Law of Relativity which tells us that no matter how bad things are for us, someone else has it worse. I decided to focus on how fortunate I am to be able bodied, and how blessed I am to be able to serve someone who isn’t.

We had a wonderful day, and I was so incredibly proud of Michelle who has, for many years, declined our invitations to come visit. I recognized her for taking a huge step and I told her how proud I was of her. When I consider what kinds of fears she had to face to take that step, driving an extra hour didn’t seem like such a big deal. 

And that my dear friends is what knowing Universal Law does for you. You learn how to choose your thoughts, you get to decide how to be and more than anything else, you get to count your blessings!

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