Splash Into Calm Book Launch: Enjoy Each Moment

This evening I have planned my formal book launch of  Splash Into Calm.  I have prepared, delegated, and today there are a few last minute details to be accomplished.  After that, all I can do is to let go of the results and enjoy the event.

This is easier said than done.  I will track back in my book to a relevant chapter from July—the chapter on worry and grace.  The chapter focus is on worry, even for the enjoyable events.  Below is an excerpt:

 We not only worry when hosting an event, but also with each and every plan and person with whom we are involved. Worry envelops us and it spills out into our relationships. “What will happen if my two-year-old doesn’t get into the best preschool? I know it will affect his/her growth and future college options!” I enjoyed the perspective of comedian Tina Fey in her book Bossypants: “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” Yes, worry has a definite spiral, right down to our complexions!

This is a common occurrence.  We are so busy worrying that every detail will go as planned that we are not present for the event.  Letting go of the results is possible when we remain in the present moment.  Tonight, that is will be my focus.  Embracing each moment and experiencing the support and interest in Splash Into Calm.  I will let you know how it goes!

Let me know in the comments below how you deal with worry.  Does it get in the way of your enjoyment? 

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Change is Life: Embrace it!

Change is life.  Without change there would be no growth, no understanding, no relating and no surprises.  We are by nature changing beings.  Still we seem to fear and resist it more than any other aspect of life…-  Leo Buscaglia

May is a time with many life changing events and my life is filled with them.  My youngest daughter is graduating college, my niece is getting married and my parents are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. 

These are all wonderful, momentous events, and there is letting go and moving forward with each.

With each phase of life, change brings growth, discomfort and opportunity.  

Even though my daughters have not lived at home during college, this final graduation marks an ending and new beginning for my daughter, myself and the rest of the family. New stress, fear and excitement are all part of this next phase of life. 

It is like this in every aspect of living. One moment passes and a new moment emerges.  Each and every breath is a new breath. Each emotion has a beginning and end.  Nothing stays stagnant.

 It is an exquisite process and to resist it is to miss out on the experience. 

Embrace each and every aspect of change and enjoy the ride!

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