The holiday season has passed us by and it is time for us to get back to work. Today I am so grateful for the increase in sales we are seeing. You’d think Christmas would do that for us, but it actually decreased. Well, actually, sales have been going down for about 6 months. 🙁 Not enough that we would have to lay off any of our employees, but enough to make us think about the possibility in the future.
We are going back to work tomorrow, to start the New Year off, with the most sales we have seen in a very long time.
Today was a bit of a roller coaster for me. Things going on around me that I could not even remotely control and I was feeling all sorts of lower end emotional scale emotions about it all. I had a bit of rant and a cry about it and then did the only thing I could. I took myself out of the house and went for a walk.
I have, for the last month or so, decided to get my butt moving and up from my computer on a daily basis. Some minor back issues make it slow going at times, but today I was walking at a pretty good speed and I managed over 2 miles (as per my Fitbit and Endomundo tracking – yes, I am a gadget geek 😀 ).
The more I walk, the less I think. Thoughts still come but they seem to flow in and out but nothing really sticks. While I was out there, on of the thoughts that flitted in was the Work of Byron Katie. I remembered the relief that I felt when I had used her Inquiry process regarding a particularly hard topic regarding my son. I can’t remember what exactly the issue was, but I DO remember the feeling of relief I felt when I was going through her process.
I went and downloaded two of her books to my Kindle and really plan to go through them so I can release the battle I am doing with myself over things around me.
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but the attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
Hubby and I got to go out to eat tonight with out the kids. I am so grateful that the kids are old enough to be left alone without worrying if the house will be burned down or an ambulance have to be called. Two young boys can do a load of damage if you aren’t careful 😀 I am very grateful that they have, for the most part, moved beyond the age where such worries are at the forefront of my mind, if I leave them alone in the house.
Hubby and I went to an Italian restaurant and had a nice meal. We were able to talk and enjoy the food, at our own pace. Can I just say, I LOVE the warm bread and the herb and oil dip. Something that good *has* to be good for you, right?? 😀 I am grateful that we had the means to enjoy the meal with no worries. I am grateful for the business, that we own, that is making it’s way though the recession as well as it is. I am grateful for our employees who make our business run as smoothly as it does. I am grateful for the life we are able to live. 🙂