Written by my friend Karen Harrold
I had an epiphany this morning.
I have a fountain with a ball on top that spins when the fountain flows, except it doesn’t spin. I sit in front of my fountain when I want to ground myself, say a prayer or a blessing, or just connect with the Divine. As I was adding water this morning, I thought … why not try to move the pump a little and see if the ball spins? I moved it ever so slightly, and low and behold, it began to spin, fast.
I had to laugh as a big thought, all in caps, came into my held… it only takes a small adjustment to make a difference.
All day that thought has been in my head. How I can use that to be a better person. If I make one small adjustment in my lifestyle, my attitude, my thoughts, my voice, what could I accomplish?
I started walking on my treadmill a year ago. I started at ½ mile and worked up to one mile for most of the year. Now I walk for almost ½ hour and do a mile and ½, uphill all the way, small hand weights pumping away trying to firm up arms that gravity has taken over. That small adjustment has apparently firmed up my butt because my husband noticed… really, all by himself. My waist is a little smaller and a friend commented on my legs not too long ago. Best of all, I feel great when I walk and all day long.
I drive everyday in Los Angeles and many times it feels like a war zone. I am not long on patience, but rather, quick to judge others thoughtlessness. I decided to take this new-found theory to the streets and I will let you know tomorrow how that is working out for me.