Celebrate the Little Victories!
I have a hard time ignoring the little things I used to overlook. For Instance, shoes that need to be put away, a jacket that needs to get hung up, wiping the counter before I leave the kitchen.
All things I could ignore if I was in a hurry. Seems like a few short weeks ago I could have easily overlooked any of these things when in a rush. Now I find myself just doing the job at the moment. DO IT NOW!!! …. Plays over and over in my mind.
Today while I was outside taking care of my weekly koi pond responsibilities flushing the filter, I noticed that this shut-off switch that turns the pump on and off was getting moldy and water was seeping into the plastic.
In the past, I would have easily ignored it; until it turned into an emergency. No, I did not have this on today’s schedule but did have some flexibility. I have many other things to do; however, “DO IT NOW” kept coming to mind.
So I took care of it! Cut the old plastic and tape, dried the switch, and sealed it back up. Yes, it took about 30 minutes, but IT’S DONE! That feels great! I am celebrating “DO IT NOW”! I didn’t overcomplicate things or dwell on it for a couple of weeks, I just took care of it.
Can you imagine if there was a short in the switch? It would have turned into an emergency. The pump would be off, no water flow for my koi, they can only last for a few hours without the pump.
And if the temperature went down a few degrees the pond could freeze over; the koi would lose their oxygen for sure. Feels so good to take care of things at the moment!
Change is difficult for me. I am not 100% sure what the resistance is. (I do ask myself that question from time to time). Regardless, I am still rejoicing, it’s week #17 and I feel and see evidence of my shifting and the things I’m learning in MKE taking root IN MY LIFE NOW!