I sent out my newsletter yesterday with a faulty link. Ugh!
What happened afterward was like riding a roller coaster. I shared my crazy and inspiring story with my subscribers and as per their suggestion, I am now sharing it with you…
When I experience a problem with technology, I get upset but it doesn’t usually get under my skin. This one did.
I’m not sure why. Maybe it was because it wasn’t an easy fix. Maybe it’s because I was already a little tense.
It doesn’t really matter why. What does matter is that the emotions I was feeling were negative.
I didn’t take the time to process, breathe through, and let go of the agitation. Instead I moved through it by rushing into my evening activities, continuing to express how upset I was about everything that had gone wrong.
I bet you have an idea where this is headed – downhill – that’s right. I leave the house in a hurry, rolled through a stop sign (which I never do – I’m a stickler for stopping completely), and as I moved through the intersection, I see a cop car. Seriously?
I drop my daughter off at piano and head over to the school to pick up pizza that was to be delivered in honor of spirit day. This was going to save me at least 30 minutes and a lot of hassle. There was no pizza. Okay wait a minute, what’s going on?
Was I upset that I got a ticket for something that I never do? Nope, not at all.
Did not having dinner for my daughter before her school’s open house send me into a tail spin? Definitely not.
I was upset with myself. I had attracted these experiences through my own negative emotions.
So I sat in the car waiting for my daughter’s piano lesson to be over and thought of everything that was working in my life. I started to feel better.
I then thought of everything I felt gratitude and appreciation for – awe, yes, that feels much better.
By the time my daughter got in the car, I felt lighter. I still didn’t feel like singing to the radio like I normally do but I was well on my way.
My mood continued to improve as I moved through my evening. I decided to check email. Don’t ask me why. I knew there would be more emails from subscribers, letting me know of the error.
An email titled “Congratulations! You Have…” caught my eye. I opened it, in desperate need of some good news – and it was the best news I’ve received in a long time.
I have been chosen to speak at TEDx Ocala on November 5!!! After I screamed, scaring my daughter and the dogs, a rush of gratitude flowed through me. This has been a dream of mine for a long time.
Just like the negative emotions that created a series of negative unwanted experiences earlier in the day, a series of positive intentions and emotions preceded the manifestation of TEDx.
Our thoughts and emotions truly do create our experiences. I know this. I see it every day.
Today was just so interesting as I experienced both ends of the spectrum in one day.
I hope sharing my experience today helps you feel a little lighter and more hopeful of positive things to come.