I, like a lot of people want things to happen fast.
I tend to be hard on myself instead of appreciating how far I have come in life.
I have the same attitude towards the people around me.
Last year, my younger brother who is doing a degree in commercial piloting failed his solo-flying course, and a re-sit was going to cost about two thousand pounds and I remember speaking to him and asking him how he could fail, why couldn’t he give it his all and get it right first time. I just could not understand how he could afford to fail.
Two days ago I was very restless, I was thinking about where I am in life and where I feel I should be. I was just thinking of what I could do to move to the next level and then a song I knew when I was very young came to me. ‘One Day At A Time’ by Cristy Lane.
The first lines of the song are ‘ I’m only human; I’m just a woman. Help me believe in what I could be and all that I am….’
The Chorus goes ‘One day at a time sweet Jesus that’s all I’m asking from you. Just give me the strength to do everyday what I have to do. Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus and tomorrow may never be mine. Lord help me today, show me the way One day at a time.’
I bought the song on iTunes so I can always go back to it each time I am overwhelmed by the hustling and bustling of life, cos I can’t promise myself I can take it one day at a time always but when I’m being too hard on myself it will be a gentle reminder to cut myself some slack.