This is a photo (taken by my husband) of my daughter playing in the creek by our house. A perfect fleeting moment.
This is my word for the year.
Just saying the word surrender makes me feel like I am exhaling. My shoulders relax. My chest loosens.
I come from a long line of worriers. And I am trying to break the cycle.
Worrying doesn’t stop things from happening. It doesn’t protect or help anyone. Focusing on what I do want what instead of what I don’t is far more productive.
And I know this.
Old habits die hard though.
So I return to this practice of surrendering over and over again. When I have worked myself into a frenzy because the baby didn’t nap and I don’t know how I am going to meet the deadline. Or whether or not my client is going to be happy with what I created for him? Or where my next paycheck is going to come from?
Or how in the hell am I going to keep my kids safe through school shootings and global warming?
Exhale. See the world with love instead of fear. Focus your energy on what you want, not what you don’t.
And then let go.