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Image3thornImage8lakeo“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and do not fear the thorns or the sharp stones on life’s path,” Kahlil Gabran.

Today’s Intention: Was to face the scary bits of my life that I’ve avoided. I’ve avoided making a few phone calls and asking a few questions because I was afraid of the answers I MIGHT get. As is the case most of the time — my fears made things out to be way worse than they really were.

Most of the conversations I had today ended more like this:

“That’s all I have to do.”

“I thought it was going to cost more than that.”

“I can do all of that over the phone?!”

What about you— have you dreaded doing something and put it off and put it off until the stress of it became your constant companion — and then your faced down your fears and made that call or sent that email — to find out there was really no problem at all or things were going to turn out much better than you thought? And after you were done — you really couldn’t believe you had been afraid in the first place?

Image12killdeerI still have a few issues to face down that I didn’t get to today — but I just want to laugh at myself for getting myself worked up into a snit over what amounted in the end to be barely a bump in the road.