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Asking the Right Questions | The Battle for You

by Cindy Ratzlaff

I woke up this morning and before getting out of bed, paused to find two things to be grateful for. Today I’m grateful to have a comfy bed and to have slept until 5 A.M. I’m often awake at 2, 3 or 4 and then feel like I’m dragging the rest of the day.

I came downstairs and poured myself a cup of coffee (another thing I’m grateful for) and stood outside on my back porch for a moment to listen to the symphony of birds that I wish I had recorded so you could all hear. They are wild! Busy, happy, movin’ and shakin’, or at least so I imagine. They sound vibrant, productive, and so engaged in their community and world. It made me smile and that was a very nice way to start my day.

I wonder why I think birds are movin’ and shakin’ and busy and happy. Is it because I’m transferring my feelings to theirs? Probably. I’ve been moving forward and ticking things off my “To Do” list like crazy lately and it feels good. Although, the more I tick off, the more appear at the bottom. Sometimes that feels overwhelming and sometimes it just feels great. I’m going to stave off those Mongol Horde voices that tell me to slow down or tell me I can’t possibly accomplish what I’ve set out to do.

I used an old system yesterday to help me think through something I want to do. I wrote “Pros” and “Cons” on the board and was able to come to a decision once everything was there in black and white. I really should consult with myself more often. I’m a very smart woman.  I need to remember that.

Let’s all promise to meet with our best adviser (ourselves) more often and ask questions and listen for the answers.  What questions do you need to ask yourself?  I’d love to know.

P.S. I’m happy to report that my amnesia is clearing slightly and I remembered to take my iron supplements and even remembered that I belong to a gym and although I’ve been paying for it, I haven’t gone. So Monday, I reintroduced myself to the equipment and have added three 30-minute workouts per week to my calendar.

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4 Responses to “Asking the Right Questions | The Battle for You”

  1. Thank you for your royal inspirations, insights, reveals, questions and answers.
    You offer just the right touch of each, just like a good spicy cup of soup.

    Warms my heart and soul especially today.
    thank you

  2. cindy says:

    Thank you Wendy. I really appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment and I’m grateful you’re along on this journey.

  3. Darn that is what I forgot LOL ( iron supplement ) …I write 5 gratitudes at the end of each day in a journal..used to do ten, but they were repetitive, though at times there are days I want to list all 10 as well…love those days/nights. I often go back and read them and it helps. Some may be so simple and silly to others, but they really are things I have been grateful for that day. Sometimes I finish with a small prayer written out , find it easier to write to God than to myself…perhaps that is a blogging thing.

    Congrats on the walking and the remembering…you always inspire my internet friend xx

  4. Lisa says:

    Love this: “I am a very smart woman.” I AM A VERY SMART WOMAN. Seems obvious but reading your post made me HEAR it. Thanks.

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