Today I’ve been struggling a little (a lot) with the concept of returning to my 9-5 job tomorrow - and I don’t think I’m alone with that sentiment. I’m sure half of the country are experiencing similar feelings today. It’s the reality that you’re not doing what you love and you’re not making decisions which make you feel light and free.
Everyone should be doing what they love and loving what they do.
Then this evening up popped a comment through Messenger which totally threw me off centre and warmed my heart from the inside. A comment from a former colleague from over 9 years ago thanking me for something I‘d assisted him with in the workplace and that I was a star. I don’t even remember the incident but I do vaguely remember the problem.
I mentioned he was welcome and that the thank you was quite left of field. He replied that he’d just seen a post of mine on social media and had been reminded of that time. The last person I would have thought I’d made an impression on, so yes the comment was even more surprising to me. And gees let’s be honest, it made me smile with delight.
Isn’t it amazing the things we remember and the impacts we have on other peoples lives. Things that seem so inconsequential and small to us which people remember almost ten years later. A reminder to never doubt the impact you can have on a person or how you can make a difference, no matter how small it might seem.
To me making a difference is super important to what I do, and why I do it. It’s at the core of who I am and because of this comment from the most unlikely person, I am gratefully reminded of what’s most important to me.
I’ve realised recently that sometimes I stop listening to my inner guidance, that guidance from within which helps me to make decisions based on what feels right. Decisions based on what feels light and expansive and possible.
How many of us make decisions based on what’s expected and what seems like the right thing to do, and not on what simply feels right. Your inner guidance will never lead you astray if you learn what it’s communicating to you.
There’s a belief that you teach what you most need to learn...and yes I can help people tap into this reality of inner knowing and the awareness it provides and I’m good at doing that, but alas I’m also human and I still fall off the path occasionally with using it myself.
And if you’re reading this and it’s ticking some boxes for you...here’s a suggestion, why not reach out to someone who’s made an impact on your life and say thank you. You’ll just never know what it means to be thanked for something which has a made a difference in someone else’s life.
We all occasionally need to be reminded that we make a difference and that we matter.
Keep smiling, Fi xx
Note: with the return to 9-5 working, my posts will likely move to a weekly post, rather than a daily post.