I went to one of my favorite local coffee shops to get some tea the other day.  I brought a book with me and was excited to sit in my usual seat and people watch off and on while I read.  Unfortunately, that seat was taken so I found another spot on the other side of the shop.  I sat there reading but was distracted, finding myself repeatedly looking over so see if the seat freed up so I could move over there.  I was under the impression that I wasn't going to have as good of an experience over in this new chair because it wasn't my usual spot.  

I finally let the urge to move drop and allowed myself to look around me, finding ways in which the seat I was in was just as good, if not even better.  The window in front of me was less dirty, I actually had a better view to people watch, and I had more space where I was sitting in this new place.

So often we get set in our traditional ways...us humans love our routines.  But when something doesn't go our usual way, or we get bumped out of our comfort zone, it's a fun challenge to see how we react.  We usually can't control what changes around us, but what we can control is how we react and respond to those changes.  

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You really hit it on the head, Jill. I try to have the exact same experience when I find myself for no reason uncomfortable or impatient and it always comes through.
I have a couple issues with your blog though. (1) There's no date to your postings; and (2) I can't "follow" it, meaning I can't be notified by email when you've added a new posting. Is it possible to fix these things?

Loving it, Jill!

May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC-dog

Charlie! That's great these posts resonate with you. And yes, I'll totally work on the date and ability to 'follow' my posts. Means so much that you want to stay updated!


May 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterJill White Yoga

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