“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”
– James Baraz
I tried. I really really did. But kept getting distracted with work stuff, house stuff, etc.
I’ll do a better job tomorrow.
What am I grateful for today: my vision. It’s not perfect, I need reading glasses now (ugh), but I can see the beauty all around me.
Roughly 22.5 million adult Americans (or nearly 10% of all adult Americans) either “have trouble” seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or are blind.*
*2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
“The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.”
― Stephen Richards
I believe this, wholeheartedly. But it’s a big pill to swallow. How can I protect my feelings/reactions from being a reflection of what’s going on around me?? Of course, the answer that I need focus on what I do about it. Which means I have to take responsibility for being the architect of everything that goes on aaround me. Not that I haven’t before, but I haven’t used this fact to temper my emotional response when things go bad. So, to that end, I started a huge “reconfiguration” of my Franklin office. As I stated in my previous post, I let an employee go that had been with me for 7 years, and since that post the person that was paid to supervise the staff has been demoted.
I don’t hire staff without a good deal of consideration, including working interviews, checking refere
nces, etc. But apparently none of this is enough to predict behavior. I will use other testing of prospective empolyees before hiring again. I’m nervous because I don’t want to mess up again, but excited about getting someone truly dedicated to this business and the patients for whom we are responsible.
I found a new EHR to work with AdvancedMD. The AdvancedMD EHR made my workflow terrible. Previously, I focused on my frustration re their EHR, now I have chosen to focus on the new EHR (Nexus) which seems pretty great so far. Wish me luck!
“One of the best ways to start off your day on the right foot is to begin your day by thinking about the things you are grateful for.”
Today will be better. I will focus on the things for which I am grateful while continuing to work on solutions. I will avoid allowing anyone to get me off track with regard to my personal vibrations. I figured if I actually list the things for which I am grateful, I am forced to think about them, and avoid being dragged down the rabbit hole of despair.
What I am grateful for today
Today is an absolutely beautiful day. I can see the rolling green landscape of Williamson county from the comfort of my desk. It is absolutely breathtaking when I stop everything else, clear my head, and just take it all in.
My 18 year old daughter Carmen is in Los Angeles for an internship. One of the projects with which she is involved is the “save the river” project. She wondered “why are they trying to save a dirty old river?” During the presentation she realized most people of downtown LA never see nature in their day to day lives. They see concrete. In that moment she realized how much she had taken for granted by growing up in Williamson county, where nature is literally all around us.
Since then, I notice the piece of heaven God has given us here in the South. It is literally an Eden for me if I would only open my eyes and focus on IT and HIM, rather than the negative.