That little nugget of glory is #54 in one of my all time favorite books, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff." It also happens to be the title of a book, written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, which is on my ever growing list of must read books. In the process of packing books for our move, I found "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" with a million little sticky notes popping out of it. I remember doing this awhile back while I was teaching 3rd grade. I wanted to share a thing or two with them about growing up, but in the process of re-reading it again, I realized I had some growing up to do myself.
I guess #54 means a lot to me right now because we are moving and there are so many unknowns. I'm a big time planner and the thought of having so many unknowns floating around out there is enough to make me lose a few of my marbles. I'd like to say that when we move, we have a cute little bungalow waiting for us on a tree lined street in the heart of a charming neighborhood, but I can't. I'd like to think that I have some type of job lined up when we get there, but I can't. I'd like to think that financial burdens will be non-existent, but they won't. And the list goes on.
#54 couldn't have come along at a better time.
I must remember to let go of all the worry and the wishful thinking..."what if we can't find a place to live that we like, what if I can't transition easily back into the working world after staying at home with our daughter, what if I fail at life's next chapter."
I need to have faith. I need to be here, right now, in this moment for my daughter and my husband. I need to find that inner peace that I know I have and give it a little nudge. And I need to remember that life always has a way of working itself out; it just takes a little time.