A Little Effort!
Updated: August 10, 2015
Now that I’m finally landing in my skin at my new digs in the countryside I’m contemplating how far a little effort goes in scooping up a miracle or two from the universe.
Here’s what I mean by this. I have a tendency to be an isolator. Yes chatty gregarious moi likes to be alone—hence the Green Acres choice to finally put down roots.
No one here but us, the hawks, eagles, coyotes, fox, bees, wasps, crickets, crows, bears, and thousands of insects most of which I’m unable to name, and the other creatures I might not know about hiding in the woods.
Loving this place beyond comprehension regardless of the complete lack of country living knowledge.
But I digress.
Isolation is not healthy and can give birth to all kinds of goblins in the enchanted forest of my mind singing that song I learned when I was in Grade three. “Nobody loves me everybody hates me I’m going to the garden to eat worms.”
I love being alone but I also need community.
In Toronto there are friends I have known – some very close friends, some in the periphery- for over 30 years.
There’s something to be said about connecting with women you’ve known for so long that know you from “back then” but also who have evolved along in their lives too. It’s a beautiful feeling to reconnect and see who they’ve become.
All it takes is a little effort really. Pick up the phone and say yes to an invitation, get in the car even if it’s a bit of a trek and pay an in person visit. Nothing special, just sitting there, sharing with one another knowing that we are all essential in the web of life reveling in how different we all are.
Spirit works magic through us individually yet brings comfort and witnessing in the moment when the magic of community overrides the need to be special and individual within it.
It’s wonderful to sit within that supportive energy.
Belonging comes alive in a wonderful moment of awareness.
My miracle was in seeing women I loved dearly, but also discovering the extraordinary artistic talents and depths of women I’ve known forever but not well.
A little effort – take a class, and discover a profound gift.
You can’t do that kind of thing texting.
So what little effort can you do today to shift your story?
Remember if you do what you did you’ll get what you got.
If you feel isolated, call someone, or better still have coffee.
If you’re resentful, clear it up.
If you’re making up stories in your head make up a new one!
If you’re tired – don’t complain take a nap.
If you love someone- go tell them without expectation for anything in return.
If you’re in your head too much go for a walk.
Simple simple things, a little effort and you never know how miraculously things can change.
Share your story, and if you’re in a rut, do something, a teeny effort – doesn’t have to be a big one! And just watch and see if you’re still “there” after that little effort opens a magical door.
Don’t forget to step through it.
Just a little effort will do.
Love you always!