Knowing how numbing and exhausting hospital time can be, Gene & I volunteered to cook a meal for our friends tonight. So we spent a few hours cooking beef vegetable soup, carrot cake and French baguette bread. We already had our dinner, home made chili, and Gene had doubled the baguette recipe so I knew fresh bread would be awaiting my return home from delivering the meal.
As I was driving to take the meal to our dear friends I was rerunning an unpleasant situation that happened recently. A bad habit I have is replaying conflict situations. Something, maybe the sunset, maybe the light changing quickly, whatever, something caused me to remembered the article on savoring. I chose to stop that negative thought loop, step back and look for the goodness in the situation. Upon returning home from delivering the food, our neighbor had delivered a huge corner of her birthday cake! So maybe what comes back around is in direct proportion on the positive negative scale as what goes out!
Like so much in my life when I think I got nothing, I really have a cup full, a cup overflowing.