You’re trying to take one day at a time. But sometimes several days attack you all at once. You always dreamed of that perfect job, and you just never got it. You wanted a family so badly, but you haven’t even met your Prince or Princess yet. Maybe your prince is coming on a turtle instead of a white horse. Sigh. Things are not going exactly as you had planned. You feel like you’re in Season 4 of your life; and the writers are just doing outrageous things to keep it interesting. Good grief.

Oh, so you put profound quotes as captions on all your pictures. Soooo brooding and deep. I’ve been hurt. You’ve been hurt. We have all suffered emotional pain. But are you still sulky and surly while rehashing it in your own mind over and over and…? I know. Someone did something wrong to you, maybe very wrong. But now you are nursing that wound and reliving that sore and sorrow, sabotaging any hope for your inner peace or happiness.

Every morning when you get up, you check the list of the 100 richest people in the world, and you’re still not on it. Groan. Day in, day out. Got up, brushed your teeth, got the kids ready, off to work, and back home again. Do you feel alive? I know, you’re living; but how alive do you really feel?

Not certain that I have an inner “child,” but I sure do have an inner dork that surfaces every now and then. Can you relate? Do you consciously challenge yourself to stretch to the highest level of your being? Wow, Caroline, whatever does that mean? We talk of “evolving” in elegant and exquisite terms, but first you must have a vision of what you are moving towards. Do you wish to cultivate more empathy and compassion? Perhaps you want to learn to adapt better to unexpected circumstances in your life. Let’s be honest. If you don’t evolve, you will continue to revolve. Do you really want to make those same mistakes again? I didn’t think so. You have no time, you say? If you have time for Instagram and Facebook, you got time to feed your spiritual being. I saw that. Don’t you roll that third eye at me. Lol.

“Are you taken?” Me: Yes. “Taken for granted.” Ouch. So you did a kindness and not only did she not notice; she never really thanked you. You offered him a ride which was out of your way. He accepted, and then barely mumbled an inaudible “thank you” when you dropped him off. Speaking of which, did you ever mumble the bits of a song you don’t know; then scream the chorus with all you heart. Me, too. Okay, so you wore that brand new outfit to the wedding, but felt completely invisible anyway. “I’m not asking to be admired or even cherished; but can someone at least appreciate what I do around here once in a while?” Sheesh. Do you wonder if what you do for others is even worth the effort?

So, how often do you feel uncertain, anxious, or intimidated? Isn’t it high time to let go of that critical self-doubt and self-talk? If you truly believe that no matter what life throws at you, you will be okay, then you could handle just about anything.

Page 1 of 4