I woke up on this Labor Day morning and wen about the process of getting ready. For me, “getting ready” means taking a shower, brushing my hair, and getting dressed. My plan for the day was to head down to Starbucks and have coffee while getting some writing done. I have coffee at home and I could write there as well, but there’s something therapeutic about Starbucks for me. I have better focus with just a bit of hubbub.
Everything was going well with my plan until it didn’t! I wasn’t able to find my keys. My guess was that they were right where I left them. Since my car was home, I knew they were not that far away. I wasn’t too bothered by them being lost, however, I wasn’t going to be able to leave until I found them. I did a bit of a 10th Step to find them, “We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.” What that means is that I took a look back at my recent past to see where they might be. For me, the usual location for my keys is a hook under the kitchen cabinet. If they aren’t there, I often leave them in the ignition. I headed out to Location #2 and found them. No, they weren’t in the ignition, but still, I found them. The picture below will reveal my newest “hiding spot” for keys!
My point is that the steps come into my life all the time. It’s easier to live a straight and narrow life when I keep focused on the right things. Just slow down and…