There are moments in life where the days are long and filled with unavoidable setbacks one after another.
Not long ago, I had a string of weeks that was filled with them. When the beginning of a new week came around, I entered it hesitantly. Flashes of the bleak filled my head. “What would be waiting around the corner for me this week?” I asked myself while driving. Then in an instant that all changed. I received the answer to my question then and there. “This is waiting Jackie.” A brilliant sky was delivered. It immediately lifted my spirits. I paused and reflected on how grateful I was for the sunset that evening across the Midwestern sky. It’s all I needed to reset.
As I continued down the road, the lightness in my spirit continued. I added another little boost to my newfound mood by turning up my music and putting on a concert performance to the passing cars and countryside.
I WAS BACK!
And just as the sky began to darken, I glanced at the horizon, took a deep breath and exhaled into the start of an exceptional week.
"Paint me an evening sky full of flames.
One that smolders my heart
And sets my soul ablaze."
As you go through your week, and the storms hit with full force, think of the ways you can reset. Hoist your sails and meet the howling winds. Your resets are bound to calm the seas!
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