Day 22, January 23, 2023
I have a still, joyful stream running through me tonight. I’m doing some things differently, and it has been a challenge. However, I love to see what I can do, or better said, see how I can overcome the limitations I sometimes place on myself.
I’ve learned that before I blame others for what I cannot do, I should try to do it. If I fail, I need to examine why I couldn’t do it, or I will never advance the way I want.
That means I can only do the things I have been gifted to do. I can’t do everything. I know I have limits. For example, I know I can’t be a medical doctor because I don’t have that gift. There are so many other things that I can’t do, and I am okay with that. I’m not in the world to copy someone else. I’m here to discover the original Pat I was born to be.
So my day was a day of learning new things that I won’t discuss here. They are my secrets. But it was a day of reaching out to others and intensively listening. If there is anything I enjoy better than writing, it is listening. I can sit and listen and observe for hours.
My list for this week includes the following:
- Revising the first 10K of my new novel. It usually takes me at least four to six days to fix 10K. I like to send her my final draft so that she understands the direction I’m moving in.
- A letter to write. I had decided to wait until after the Challenge, but my gut is telling me to do it now, which is what I will do.
- Answering emails and text messages, Daily
- Attend my writing classes and do my homework,
Have a lovely Monday.
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A good listener is a rare commodity. Most people pay attention to a certain point, and when you don’t excite them enough, they tune you out, and I begin talking faster before I lose their attention. Recently, I’ve decided I’m not going to speed up my delivery, and if they don’t listen, they’re the ones missing out.
Drive on, Partner!
Hello to you, Partner,
Thank you for the encouragement. Field Duty will be over on February 1st. 🙂
Love the blog, Pat. Being a good listening makes you a suitable candidate for councelling. I hope you lean in that direction !
Thank you. As long as I am counseling myself, I don’t have a problem with counseling. There are so many depths in me that I haven’t explored yet.
I love the way you embrace your gifts, Pat!
Thank you. If I didn’t embrace them, I would be miserable.
Hi Pat, this is a splendid post. We should all try to be the best person we can and use the gifts we have been given. I think I would have made a good doctor, I am very calm during periods of medical stress and drama and I’ve had so much practice over my life time.
I love that you embrace the journey you are on, Pat! Keep being you because you are amazing!
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
We all have secrets and most are best kept that way.
Pat, your thoughts are so true. I have felt put down and held back by others (especially big bosses) for years. I know I should just move on and do my best, but sometimes ego can get the better of me. After retirement, I put all of garbage aside. Their nastiness was just part of how they coped. We are all battling our internal monsters. I think I am at peace with mine most of the time now.
I love your post today, Pat. It’s a joy to discover our gifts, but that discovery usually means learning what we aren’t meant to do or be. I love that you’re taking this journey, listening, observing, and learning who you truly are. I can imagine the smile on God’s face every time you have another “aha!” moment.
Your line “I’m here to discover the original Pat I was born to be ” reminds me of the admonition to “Stay in your own lane. Don’t compare yourself to others.” If we stay with developing our God-given gifts, contentment is ours. Happy Monday evening, Pat!