Yesterday our electricity went out just as I was ready to clean our bathrooms. Instead of moaning, I opened a book to pass the time until the electricity came back on. One hour passed. That is when I jumped up off the couch ready for action just not willing to wait any longer.
I retrieved my flashlight to use while cleaning. Neither of our bathrooms have windows so they are dark. Hubby meanwhile is blowing a gasket so upset that I was going to use one flashlight out of the many we have. “You don’t know how long this is going to last,” I heard him say. Does a bad situation get any better by stressing? No. “Where’s your faith, Hubby?”, I quipped back. “But, how do you know the electric will go back on?”, asked the frantic man.
I didn’t. That is what faith is. You walk it. You live it. Until you SEE your objective.
No matter the reasoning I came up with not to worry …. we have dozens of batteries, there are stores close by, and we have many many flashlights, Hubby still was just so besides himself with worry because I was using one flashlight.
“I had every intention of cleaning the bathrooms today and that is exactly what I am going to do!”, is what he heard from me. Proceeding to clean our half-lav, I finished that and began in the second bathroom upstairs. I wasn’t in there for more then 30 seconds when the electricity came back on.
I’ve learned a few things in life. One is, act as though everything is OK even when it’s not. Two, act as though what you want will happen even if it is a long shot. Three, don’t worry about the “what-ifs” because those things can give you ulcers. Four, stay calm in situations you didn’t expect to happen.
When you act as though everything is OK, or act as though what you want will happen, you are showing the Universe it doesn’t matter that crappy conditions are at hand. That is when, in my humble opinion, situations arise that some would consider “miraculous”. I would like to think because I was so determined to clean our bathrooms, acting as though nothing was wrong, our electricity turned back on. Do I have any way to prove that? No. Yet, that attitude makes me feel empowered to think that way all because
*of how I was acting.*
Another example … I looked out our kitchen window on January 1st, saw a blob of white and in faith, quickly got my camera. When I saw a Cooper’s Hawk sitting on a branch behind the Evergreen tree, I could have given up, telling myself, “Oh, that is just too hard of a shot”. Believe me, it was.
Instead, I did my best, found where the opening in the Evergreen was best to shoot through, and I did exactly that. If I had chickened out, I would not have the shot that you see below. There you go!
Evergreen taken with my Samsung cellphone … it is bigger then it looks. The penciled circle is the “hole” I shot through to get the hawk.
Taken at 400mm with my Canon
Tightly cropped from 400mm picture
You never know what you can do if you don’t at least try. (GRIN!)
Photography/ “You’ve Got This!”/ January 2019©AmyRose Photography