During the last year, I’ve been reading different books, listening to new podcasts and spending more time in prayer than ever before. In this time of reflection and exploration, I’ve decided there is no such thing as coincidence. When a great opportunity falls into my lap, when I meet someone who I feel like I’ve known for years, when the guy at the coffee shop doesn’t charge me for a refill — these were all things I was meant to notice and appreciate.
For example, this morning at the gym there happened to be a 2002 issue of Smithsonian featuring my very favorite artist, Frida Kahlo. It was on the bench where I place my bag everyday as though the universe was just leaving me a little gift. Happy Friday! Magazines and other items occasionally pop up on this bench as freebies but rarely catch my interest. Today was my day to reap the harvest. Frida and I had a lovely breakfast.
My new job, also, could not have come at a better time or seemingly be a better fit. I feel like climbing on the roof and screaming, “Thank you!” to the sky. Thank you for giving me a profession that is so challenging, that forces me to learn and be my very best. Thank you for giving me back my commuting time so I can have breakfast with Frida instead of the hour of knuckle-gripping freeway time that had grown routine. Thank you for putting me here, now. I learned just the right amount from the previous job to feel steady enough, but not quite enough to be confident. This is a great thing; with too much confidence, I often find myself being lazy.
For the last few months I’ve been trying to figure out how I can see a nutritionist with my insurance plan. With changing insurance, it’s been tricky and I haven’t been able to make it happen. I’ve inquired at the gym about seeing someone and talked to a friend who is a registered dietitian. I love learning about health and figured meeting with a nutritionist would give me a better idea if my diet is balanced and what I can do to improve. Out of the blue this week I received and email from a colleague I know socially who happens to be a nutritionist. Would I like to be one of her new clients? She had no idea I’d been looking in to this. This morning we’ll meet and I don’t even have to worry about a co-pay. She’s building her practice and the price is more than affordable.
Again, thank you!
Being intentional with what I want out of my day is providing amazing results. Creating a list of daily endeavors and reminding myself that action spurs progress is bringing more happiness into my life than I could have imagined. Happy Friday, friends. Happy Friday indeed.
P.S. Do you have any podcasts you regularly listen to that you find interesting, helpful and thought-provoking? I’d love to hear about them.