Dilemma – What Should I Wear?
Last Saturday I stared at the rack of clothes in my closet saying, “What Should I Wear?” After a long day of cooking, cleaning, and birthday partying for my daughter, I had to get everyone ready for an annual family gathering. I didn’t want to get dressed. The kids were ready. The husband was putting on the clothes I had already picked out for him, but what was I going to wear?
My 3 year-old came into my room and wanted to know if I was ready to go yet. I asked him to pick out a shirt for me. He smiled really big and chose a teal sleeveless top. Well, it was a bit chilly last Saturday so I grabbed one of my favorite cardigans to put on top and headed out the door. I looked alright and my kiddo felt important because he helped make a decision.
How often do you stand in your room and wonder, “What should I wear?”
This is really a silly problem. This is really a problem of too many blessings. We have so many things to wear or have such a high standard for our personal appearance that we are hindered from the excitement of just being part of what ever that special event is or what the day might bring.
I am not going to lie and tell you I don’t care what I look like because: 1. I don’t want to lie and 2. it is healthy to have a positive personal image. I really do want to find a way to let go of the self-doubt and ungratefulness that comes from not knowing what to wear, or what restaurant to eat at, or what television program to watch. (I really do have too many blessings!)
I encourage you to join me in the effort to pay greater attention to the thankfulness shown for the choices in life. Say a prayer of thanksgiving for all those options hanging in your closet. Choose to eat food that sustains you, while knowing just how lucky you are to be able to enjoy that meal. Watch television programs and listen to music that enhances your mind and spirit and enriches your understanding of just how terrific life can be.
Intentergy is all around, if we just make joyful, grateful choices. Focus your energy to ask questions and make choices that are appreciative of all that is available.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. Don’t forget the November Intentergy Challenge. Organize or clean out your closet. It could provide you with terrific blessings to share with others.
P.S.S. Letting your kids pick out your clothes can actually be a successful endeavor.