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“Can’t See the Portfolio for the Boxes…”

October 6, 2017

No, no – that’s not how it goes – or does it?

This morning I sent a present to one of my husband’s employees for helping me out with an issue and I wanted to include a note. The only note cards I have uncovered are my Belgian cards I didn’t managed to sell before leaving this past summer (and honestly am OK with as I really like them!). But I could not for the life of me find the box they were in this morning.

I opened that box last Friday.

Where the heck could that box be? I knew I took some of the other things out of that box. There aren’t that many rooms in this house, so where was that damned box?

Without lots of time to look, I gave the present to my husband and kissed him goodbye. Immediately I stomped back upstairs convinced I had entered some sort of parallel universe where I didn’t actually open that particular box.

And that’s when I found it – out of the box on the floor at the foot of the guest bed – original box nowhere to be found – because I had already emptied it and broken it down.

It got me thinking ( “a dangerous pastime – I know”  – sorry, can’t suppress my inner Disney Princess sometimes).

There is the saying that one “can’t see the forest for the trees.” Well, sometimes you can’t see the portfolio for the boxes.

Because I was looking specifically for a BOX with my portfolio in it, I didn’t allow myself to see that the very thing I was looking for was at my feet.

I think we too often do this to ourselves in life. We are so focused on what is supposed to be or what is supposed to happen that we fail to see the benefit or the good that is right at our feet or our fingertips.

We need to slow down and remind ourselves to start looking for what it actually is that we want instead of how we think it’s going to show up or looking for the package we are just sure it will come all wrapped up in.

I think this was a good lesson for me to start this tour off with.  I will strive to keep a more open mind, a more open way of seeing the world and see what comes to me and what good is already right in front of me that I can utilize now.

However, Nassau is still too damn hot! 🙂

FoliointheForest

 

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