Today’s Gem of Insight #2

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Please pardon the delay in posting this Gem of Insight. Unfortunately, I have been somewhat under the weather for the past couple of days, which has resulted in my needing to get a lot of rest. I am feeling better now and hope to be fully past whatever this is by tomorrow. Be blessed everyone!

Today’s Gem of Insight #2

Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that it really is important to not sweat the small things, a concept that for me has proven to be a challenge in the past. As a person who both notices and appreciates the details in life, no matter how numerous they may be, if not careful I can easily be swept away by life’s many little intricacies. And though sometimes it is important to pay attention to the details – i.e. when performing tasks at work, when baking a cake, or when watching a movie – on occasion it is essential to allow some of the details to slide by without much consideration, especially when those details are outside of the realm of what we can control or those details will derail us, causing us to lose sight of what truly requires our attention at that moment.

In addition, there are certainly benefits to not allowing ourselves to sweat the small things, such as maintaining peace of mind, making a more efficient use of time, and ensuring that we live in the moment, just to name a few. When we allow ourselves to become caught up with the details we oftentimes rob ourselves of the peace that we have, find ourselves scrambling to fit everything in, and miss so much of life and the things that are happening in the world around us, all because we are focusing on things that are not integral, which often leads to the onset of unnecessary stress and frustration. And who wants that?

So, when the potentially distracting small things come your way, why not square your shoulders and let them know that it is time for them to be on their way? You and your life will certainly be the better for it. #lovebythedrop

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Today’s Gem of Gratitude #340

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Today I am thankful for the 365 Days of Thanks project that I am working on, especially on days like today when circumstances at times are stressful and seemingly overwhelming. Taking the time to think about at least one different thing for which I am thankful every day helps to continuously give me perspective, and it helps me to remain focused on the right things. The more that I work on this project, the more time that I find myself dedicating to thinking about the many things that I appreciate. And the more that I think about the things that I appreciate, the less that I think about the things that, if given the opportunity, would like nothing better than to rob me of the joy the I have. Who knew that taking a few moments to focus on gratitude could help me feel right as rain? #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #298

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Today I am thankful for the ability to daydream. As a person who appreciates the importance of being fully focused on and invested in each area of my life and the various stages that accompany them, I make it a point to stay on task and keep my thoughts centered on what is of importance in each moment as often as possible. And though I have an innate tendency to do well in this area, there are times when my mind wanders. On most occasions, when this happens I collect my thoughts quickly, regroup, and continue moving forward. However, there are some occasions when I simply allow my mind to wander for a little while, and I have finally reached the point where I realize that allowing my mind to wander on occasion is okay. Allowing myself to experience these little occasional mental timeouts serves to alleviate stress, helps me to relax, and oftentimes leads to a resurgence of my creativity. If you ask me, that sounds like time that is well spent. #lovebythedrop