We all have days when we’re faced with chores, errands, or responsibilities that we don’t want to do. At times like these, it’s easy to get into a bad mood and stay in one as we tackle these tasks. However, given the fact that our bad mood will not change the fact that we have to do these things, and will most likely make things worse, we could shift our attitude.
Many wise people have pointed out that it is not so much what we do as it is how we do it that makes the difference.
It’s important when we’re facing something that’s really hard for us, whether it’s doing taxes, paying bills, or visiting a challenging relative, that we lovingly support ourselves through the process. The more supported we feel,the easier it is to open our minds to the idea that we could change our way of looking at the situation. In truth, most of the chores we don’t like doing are intimately intertwined with our blessings. When we remember this, we feel gratitude, which makes it hard to stay in a dark mood.
We can shift our attitude by considering how much we love our home as we clean it and how lucky we are to have a roof over our head. Any task can be transformed from a burden into a necessary aspect of caring for something we love. Everytime you bend, twist, pick up or scrub, do it consciously like a good physcial workout and it will be just that.
All we have to do is shift our perspective, and our attitude follows shortly behind.
Forget how it was
It’s yesterday’s happening
See how it is.
1 The Friends of Music is wrapping up their most successful season ever. They have worked so hard and done so much to bring good music and wonderful opera sessions to us, live as well as projected on huge screens at the Tech de Monterrey. Great programming and very good publicity getting out to all sectors through ads, e mail, posters, institutions, etc. That’s the way to go!
2 Cuernavaca is pretty impossible any day of the week traffic-wise, a bit kinder on Sunday mornings (early) and Sunday evenings (late) and completely chaotic on long weekends and holidays. On a clear car free day I get to my daughter’s house in a flan 13 minutes, busy days a half hour, Labor Day wekend it took me 56 minutes... same route... just standing still, bumper to bumper every other block.
3 Dangerous corners... there are probably many more (like to hear from you) but the corner in front of Plaza Diamante cars come from FOUR directions, never a policeman in sight and no traffic light. There’s a Swiss ice cream parlor on the corner with a kinder/primary- right next to it, a bunch of taco places with people not too far indoors from the curb..God forbid a car getting bumped into that lane... needs protection or DIRECTION. Don’t we have traffic cops? Aren’t they supposed to patrol school entrances? School crossings?
4 Straight down the street, passing a very famous hotel-restaurant, you get to the end of a busy street facing El Pueblito, where cars go out and cars come in two ways and the avenue is filled with cars, trucks, busses, motorcycles and kids just out of school... again no policemen, no street lights, just a dangerous free for all. We have very active parents-teachers-concerned citizens groups. I appeal to you readers, Draw attention to these danger spots... please.
Until Tomorrow: The change without comes from within.