In the time it takes to flip a coin, our lives can change. I mean completely, radically change. The world reminds us of this in moments that can leave us stunned with the ferocity of emotions that can arise from fear to joy and everything in between.
Earlier today, I witnessed a car accident. Not just a fender bender but a brakes squealing, cars smashing, spinning all around, cars totaled kind of crash. Miraculously, the drivers are both okay and able to move. The young woman I talked with could have been Kateri’s age and all she wanted was her mom. My heart is filled with gratitude that she and the other driver are okay, at least physically so. Because it was bad enough that the coin could have flipped the other way.
THIS RIGHT HERE is my reminder of why I live my life the way that I do. This is why I seek out pennies. I love them as hello reminders of Russell. But even more so, I love how they remind me of how fast our lives can change. Like the flip of a coin.
We can make choices that quickly to change the trajectory of our lives. We can make choices to create a life filled with hope, health, healing and joy. We can make choices daily to say enough to our fear – to that part of us who tends to believe it’s just part of life to feel in pain and miserable in our bodies, minds and spirits. We can go after a new job, move somewhere new, get healthy, meet new people, try something adventurous. Or we can stay stuck right where we are. Like the flip of a coin.
So many of us don’t flip to hope and joy because we’re afraid. And then, it will take something so huge, so shattering to happen before we finally give ourselves permission to say yes to something more. The world will flip the coin until it feels like we are spinning out of control.
I don’t want to ever wait for another huge wake up call, flip of the coin in my life to be all I can be, to live as joyously as I can. I’ve lived through some of the hardest years of my life and I’m just coming out the other side. Because, I remember everyday how fast it can change and I don’t want to wait for tragedy to strike before saying YES to my health, my hope, my healing, my joy.
PLEASE EVERYONE, own your power to change your life and flip the coin today. Just making 1 tiny flip towards a life you can love will make a huge ripple. Make 1 step, 1 call for help, 1 choice – JUST 1!
Don’t wait for the coin to be flipped for you!