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Wait and See

A Thought Worth Considering

Yes, of course, there are times to throw in the towel or admit “defeat” or at least postponement or maybe even “go back to the drawing board.”

AND, sometimes, the best strategy is simply WAIT & SEE.

This holds true for lots more than just potentially interrupted/thwarted weekend plans. Our human negativity bias (you can Google this to learn more :) predisposes us to worry more and relax into/trust the moment less.

But WHAT IF we could catch ourselves before the “Awww Shucks!” reaction and stay open and curious and available for new possibilities and positivities and potentialities for as long as possible?

Questions Worth Asking

What are the ways you have learned/are learning to stay open and curious and flexible when plans are in flux?

Do you/How do you go with the flow and stay responsive rather than reactive?

Actions Worth Taking

Pay attention to the ways you might spiral into “Awww Shucks!” prematurely and consider what attitude adjustment might better serve in the moment.

Notice that this uplifting strategy might serve you/all of us well when considering everything from daily plans to our thoughts about the state of the world/earth/freedom. We are far more likely to stay open, engaged, and proactive and not spiral into disillusionment/defeat/despair when we are willing to not only Wait and See but also keep our options open and keep adjusting our sails to stay in alignment with what is happening/available in the moment.

What might open up if we could simply open to an “I don’t know…” moment?

Questions

and so the question this morning
(and every morning) needs to be

what will make today wonderful
and more importantly

wonder-filled
how can I stay awake

to AWE all around me
to miracles and blessings

along with all the challenges
that may already be gifts in disguise

waiting to surprise me
with new perspectives and possibilities

beyond my current mindset
if only I will let go

and let life flow
how might I embrace

with all the grace I can muster
so as not to be flustered

by all that does not go
according to my carefully contrived

plans and preferences
how can I learn to celebrate

what’s so and let go
of all I think I already know

I pray that today will be filled
with moments of magic and mystery

rather than outworn history
and that I can dance to the music

of their unfolding with ease
and gratitude and a let’s wait and see

attitude

from the heart, mind, and pen of Minx

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Minx Boren
Minx Borenhttps://coachminx.com/
Minx Boren is a Master Certified Coach, credentialed through the International Coach Federation, as well as a motivational speaker and workshop/webinar facilitator. She is author/co-author of sixteen books, including Friendship Is a Journey, Healing Is a Journey, and, most recently, Decades of Gratitude, Gusto, Grit & Grace. Minx is a longtime community leader and activist and has served as president of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches 2013-14 and as a member of the Board of Directors of The Women’s Foundation of Florida since 2007. She is the 2013 recipient of the Giraffe Project, presented by Women’s Chamber of Commerce to women who “stick their neck out for others. ”Her current focus is on exploring with olders what it means to grow into our later years with gratitude, grace, and gusto. As an adjunct professor at FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, she offers courses on such topics as Navigating by Values, Resilience in Stressful Times, and Healthwise Living. As an author, Coach Minx leads workshops at spas and wellness centers as well as for the Women’s Foundation of Florida for those who want to write a book or articles for publication or simply want to learn to journal their personal reflections more effectively. Minx is the CJO – Chief Journaling Officer – for Purpose Journals, a company that offers unique journals, webinars, tools, an active writing community along with significant support for anyone who wants to “discover yourself on the page.” Minx is involved with developing and presenting local Sustainable Living initiatives including, because of her background in nutrition and wellness, programs on Food Glorious Food – A Sustainable Perspective. For the past 10 years, she has been sending out a Balance Point Newsletter every other week – thought-provoking ideas, questions, and action challenges - along with selections of poetry from her poem-a-day practice – all from a coach perspective. You can sign up to receive them on her website.

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CONVERSATIONS

  1. The “back story” to this story has to do with a comment my son made when I was disappointed about weekend plans that might not work out. When I replied “Aw Shucks” my son was the one who reminded me to “wait and see.” Wise child (HA! age 50 now) Thanks Dennis Pitocco for sharing this story.

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