Everyday Alchemy: Discover the Extraordinary in Every Moment

Alchemy:(n.) The power or process of transforming something common into something extraordinary. Hi! I'm Sarah Robinson, Business Coach and Resident Alchemist. Welcome to my Blog. My mission is to bring the powerful magic of Everyday Alchemy into the daily lives of Life Adventurers everywhere (especially those with an entrepenurial bent!). Let me know how this resonates with you-I am fascinated! Email me: sarah@everydayalchemy.com. Visit my website at http://www.everydayalchemy.com/

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Curveballs of Life

Okay-so I had a great week at a conference, came home with lots of work to do and......the woman who helps me with my three year-old, Thomas, landed herself in the hospital and isn't coming to work this week. That, my friends, is life throwing me a curve ball. Ranting and raving about it certainly won't help and neither will being mad and sticking Thomas in front of the TV while I act like a resentful Mommy. When Life throws a curve ball, my best defense is a graceful offense. What does that look like? It looks like me re-evaluating my to do list for the week. It looks like me re-connecting with my goals as a Mommy-how do I want to be with my son? It is handling the things that must handled, asking for help (which I am trying to get better at!) and letting go of the things that simply cannot be done this week. Do I do it well? Sometimes. Do I do it perfectly? Absolutely not. The point is that 1)I've stopped fighting the things in life that are out of my control and 2)I am making choices that give me a life that tastes sweet-however imperfect that life may be.

So, what do you do when life throws you a curve ball? Next time, try the graceful approach. Your sanity and your family will be grateful.

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