Today I didn't finish anything, but I got started on some projects I've contemplated for a long time.
Several months ago I picked up some rusted shards of cast iron waste from behind an art building at a University. Today I looked at the shards, and instantly I saw the potential for a new jewelry project. Working with old iron requires a curing process that depends on sunlight, and the weather did not cooperate with me all day today, so I hope to post my finished project tomorrow.
While I worked on my project I noticed my mood had already shifted just from spending yesterday focusing on changing my negative spirituality to positive spirituality and shifting my anger and worry to prayers. Today I found myself rejoicing in the good fortune of others instead of feeling envious. I kept noticing positive news everywhere I looked. I don't think the world changed between yesterday and today--in fact, the stock market continued to act crazy for the third day in a row, and a certain egocentric businessman continued in his quixotic run for the presidency.
If it is so easy to change our outlook, why don't more people do it more often?
I think most of us don't believe it is that easy, so we don't try.
Praying is something that people don't try because it feels awkward at first. When we learned new things as a child, we were too young and too attracted to the thrill of learning to ride a bike or ski or drive to worry so much if we didn't do it gracefully.
For some getting started isn't hard, it is keeping a habit going. I'll tackle that tomorrow.
For today, #gettingstarted is going to have to be enough.