Today, I have been given the gift of a day off.
When I first got word that I wasn’t needed at work today, my first thought was “uh… but if i don’t work, then I don’t get paid…”.
This morning though, when I awoke after a little bit of a required sleep in, I got out of bed, put my gym gear on and went for a workout. I walked back home in the beautiful sun that is shining into life today here in Melbourne.
I enjoyed a healthy breakfast and a cup of coffee with some “Dana Realm” YouTube videos playing (Gabrielle Bernstein, Abraham Hicks etc).
Now, as I write this Monday Mantra, I’m lying on the floor in the sun that is streaming though the window.
I have many things planned for my day off (like beginning my studies in Training and Assessment and pouring some more into the book i’m writing and into the books i’m reading) and am truly excited about having a day to me and loving the fact that it brought up a little awareness for myself too around a belief I apparently have around work and money – “If I don’t work, I don’t get paid.”
So, next time something doesn’t go to plan, find what the gift is in the detour. There is always at least one, often there’s many.
And even when you’re having a great day, acknowledge the gifts because it’s like training the mind to see the gifts so that when you need to do it when life is not as smooth, it’s a little easier to do.
The detour is always a gift, the trick is to look for it.
As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.