At times I am constantly filled with voices of doubts and anxiety. I just can’t shake them- I’ve done something wrong, I’ve done the stupidest thing, I have made the worst mistake in the world and everything will come crashing down because of it. I can’t shake that feeling and it rides me the rest of the day and into half the night.
Recently I took my first cruise ever, and it was the most amazing experience. We unpacked once, went to amazing places, saw beautiful views, and could do anything we wanted- or nothing at all. There was no pressure, no schedule, no push to do everything because it was our choice to do as much or as little as we wanted to.
That Guy and I were having a sit-down dinner one night with my Uncles at a table near the kitchen when there was a huge crash- one of the waiters had dropped the huge platter of completely full dishes he had been preparing to serve to a large party.
Me, I would have been completely mortified and worried about it the rest of the night, into the next day, and been completely afraid I had lost my job.
That waiter? Brushed himself off, looked straight at us and said,”The ship moved. It totally moved. You felt it, right?” with such a huge smile and energy that we just laughed with him.
Now, any time something strange happens or there are the little bumps in the road, That Guy automatically says,”The ship moved!” and it just breaks out a smile on my face.
We all need to learn to attribute things to the ship moving on us, and those bumps not being the giant hurdles that we think they are.