On Friday I dropped my kids at school and headed to the gym. Before starting my workout I ducked into the loo. And wouldn't you know it - someone had done a #2 and hadn't flushed.
My first reaction was anger - seriously how hard is it to flush? And what if someone thought the stench was mine? And then I remembered that I'm trying to focus on the lessons and signs that are leading me to live a more empowered and enlightened life.
And then I saw the humour in this smelly message from the Universe. This wasn't my mess - just flush it and let it go!
How often do we take on other people's 'stuff' as our own? How often do we react from fear or anger rather than being in the moment and going within and recognising what it is we are actually reacting to? Why do we let one small annoyance dictate the direction the rest of our day will take?
So I flushed it, did what I needed to do while enduring the previous odours (I'm a Nurse, this really isn't an issue), I laughed at the message I had received (if it's not your issue let it go), I was grateful for a lesson learnt (notice the signs, be present in the moment, don't sweat the small stuff, don't react in fear of what other people will think or assume about you...), I did my work out and got on with my day, positive and optimistic for the day ahead, and I ended up having a great day.
Before you go to sleep tonight, check in with yourself. What are you holding on to that's not your issue? What are you reacting to that's actually not the real issue? What can you let go of? And what signs did the Universe send you today?