I wake up very early each morning…..3:57 am, to be exact. I make myself a cup of coffee, settle into my favorite chair and meditate or pray before my 5am crossfit class.
Today was no different.
As I was sitting in my chair, sipping my coffee, a glimmer of light caught my eye.
It was the beautiful moon, shining through the trees.
I kind of laughed to myself and said “Hmm…I have forgotten to look at the moon”.
Recently, there have been a lot of changes in my world. And for those who know me well, Change and I don’t get along. Change=Anxiety.
There have been unexpected twists in my job, getting settled back into the house, the kids running in different directions and….the laundry still needs to be done. Ugh.
Why do we get so caught up?…..in the stars ✨??
You see, I realized this morning, that I was worrying about all of these tiny things(the stars) and lost my focus on what really matters…the big picture (the moon).
So, I did a mind reset.
I remembered how blessed I am, how far I have come.
I looked at the glistening bright light and in gratitude, gave thanks.
For my health, my family, all of my blessings. The things that would devastate me if they were no longer there. And somehow, I saw that big, beautiful moon again, with a different set of eyes.
You see, the stars will always be there, twinkling, and reminding us of the night…..just like the never ending “to do lists”. They don’t add value to our days, they are just there.
But, the huge, glowing moon, staring us in the face, like our blessings we have every day….those are the things we need to pay attention to.
I am so thankful for that beautiful reminder this morning.
Cheers to you, Man in the Moon 🌙!