It’s safe to say that planning this “low-key” Hmong wedding in October is not-so-lowkey. My perfectionism is killing me. Actually, I don’t even think it’s me. My parents are basically running the show and their demands are just …. stressing me out.
I can’t even imagine how I’d be feeling if I was still working full-time. Last night, my partner was also feeling a variety of stressful emotions, so we decided to go out to the beach and exercise. It’s amazing how well our coping mechanisms have grown these past six months. After we finished working out, we sat on the beach a bit and just admired the waves. We noticed an elderly woman struggling immensely with a chocolate puppy labrador. I asked my partner to ask if she needed help. She quickly replied and said, “Yes please!”
It turns out the puppy was four months old, had found a squeaky toy while walking, and wouldn’t let it go. The elderly woman was watching her son’s new un-trained puppy and she wasn’t strong enough to keep up with its energy. I asked my partner to run a few laps with the puppy, and let the woman know she could sit with me while he drained the puppy’s energy for a bit. After two laps, the puppy came back and sat at the woman’s foot. The woman was so grateful, she blessed us a thousand times over, and invited us to visit her mansion on 66th street in the future. We gushed, laughed, and declined her invitation. It was an act of kindness, a small gift offering to give to the world.
“I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy and focus to, whether positive or negative.” Michael Losier
Many blessings to you on this beautiful Wednesday morning.