Today I emailed in that I had an emergency to deal with. I do! An emergency where I was feeling out of sorts and unable to connect with the good-feeling place I'm so often in. I know better than to go out into the world at less than my emotional best. Bad things happen.
I've learned to go to work with a happy heart, knowing that any conditions I see are a combination of perception and past attitudes. Every moment is important, in that I get to choose how I feel. Even though it doesn't always seem that way.
I've been focusing too much on that horrific fire in Oakland. I'm glad no one I know was there, and heart-broken for the friends and family of those who were. My sorrow won't help anyone. But bringing my best Self to the world might help make someone's day a little easier. It's all I can do, so that's my plan.
I'm going to get dressed in the pretty dress I bought a few weeks ago, put on the perfume I fell in love with, take my dog briefly to the park, and sally forth into Life, knowing I can't change the past, but my focus on the now creates my future.
Thanks to having the good sense to know when my Now is creating a shitty future, I took the time to get my heart on straight, and go out there with my best Self. Today will look however I look at it. I choose hopeful. Here's to a happy life.