So many things have happened this past week, mostly positive but I can only seem to focus on the one thing/person that has annoyed me. Last week, we were astounded when a gymnast who gave us a gold medal got criticized for the stupidest thing and you hope and pray that this disease is not air-borne. This plus many pieces of news on online media that could really irk you tremendously if you let it.
Let me now choose to focus on the positives. Last Sunday I had a conversation with a friend that would allow my skills be utilized for a spiritual purpose. I am now helping him lay the groundwork. After that, for three days in a row, I met up with empowered women and learned new thought processes.
One of these ladies is someone I have only spoken to and finally met. She has several successful businesses promoting arts and women empowerment in Kuching and so I reached out to her. I of late have been thinking of more ways to return to my home state. The most natural progression would be business or so I thought.
She then shared with me a bigger picture on how we could help the place and uplift many other businesses in the process. What I liked was that the focus was not about money alone but the money will come when all boats can rise. So far so good. To serve both God and country! And it’s only Wednesday.
On Thursday, I attempted to run for 3 hours and ended up injuring myself with me staying up all night and even crying out of sheer pain. I ended up having to see an osteopath on Friday who told me to stay off my feet for 1 or 2 weeks. Not a good thing, when it’s two Sundays before my full marathon.
At around this period, my annoyance resurfaced and for the last two days, all I could think of was this despite all the empowering conversations and discussions I had. Not even my knee and ankle injury caused me to be that annoyed. It got me thinking. How much head space and time do we spend on focusing on negatives and have our joy stolen from us just because we lose sight of the many, many positives? It really is a daily if not hourly process to be uplifting and uplifted.
I spent this Saturday morning having a walk and an unplanned ride to the mall for dim sum. This evening I will be celebrating a friend’s birthday followed by comedy. In the meantime, a friend is coming by with bak chang (dumplings) for tea. Yes, there’s a lot of good. Always be mindful where the mind wanders.