The December Assessment â€” What I Called In
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.
A month ago, I listed all the things I was calling in for the month. Hereâ€™s how it turned out….
+ In this month, I have 3 kid-free weekends, Â including New Â Yearâ€™s Eve. I put it out to the Universe to receive some fun invitations, something low-key and pleasant, whether itâ€™s a weekend trip to Epcot, a holiday cruise, a concert, a walk on the beach, whatever. I call in a few days or evenings of fun, either in town or out of it. Come on, Universe: surprise me!
â€”I definitely got some great invitations, though many I couldnâ€™t take Â advantage of because of my dadâ€™s death. And oddly, others were because of the funeral and family events. Amid Â all the grieving, Â there Â were Â also Â low-key, pleasant connections with family and old friends not seen in Â yearsâ€”decades, Â evenâ€”and Â that Â was Â interesting Â the way the Â grief Â and Â comfort Â were Â balanced. Â Fascinating, too, the way old relationships were rebirthedÂ into something new. Old dynamics where I was the one who was always advised and suddenly the tables were turned and I was the one doing the counseling. Odd, that.
+ I Â call Â in Â a Â pleasant Â visit Â with Â my Â parents/family around Christmas, including a walk in the woods or in the fields or some other way that brings me close to Nature.
â€”Sigh. Well, a pleasant visit with my mom and family around Christmas. I got my walk in the woods, too. Barefoot. And in the fields, more than once.
+ I call in a beautiful home over the holidays, stressfree and pleasant.
â€”Yes, yes, and yes. I love my home.
+ I call in a resolution Â to my roofer problems Â and a check for damage reimbursement.
â€” I donâ€™t know about the resolution since I was out
of town a lot, but I did get the case re-opened after they closed it without notifying me and in spite of my blindcourtesy-copied Â correspondence Â to Â someone Â more Â important…heh.
+ I call in wonderful, mentally stimulating conversation.
â€”Definitely! Â I had Â some Â of the Â best Â conversations
Iâ€™ve had in the past year.
+ I call in a finish to my fall cleaning and straightening that will leave me feeling lighter and happier.
â€”Maybe not entirely finished, but an awful lotâ€™s been
+ I call in fun reunionsÂ with old friends and blessed gatherings with new ones.
â€”Yes, see above. Though one of the gatherings with new friends got postponed due to all the guests but one having Â the Â flu Â bug Â thatÂ Â was Â going Â around Â in Â midDecember.
+ I call in some Â pleasant Â nights Â under Â the stars or maybe with my toes in the sand.
â€”No toes in the sand but definitely in the grass and several nice nights under the stars.
+ I call in a protected, less stressful time at work. Definitely. A total surprise, too, given how the month
+ I call in good health and strong, heel-worthy legs!
â€”Hmmm, yeah. Iâ€™ve stayed really healthy all month, with a couple of run-ins with allergies, but otherwise, allâ€™s been really good.
+ I call in fun new experiences Â and interesting new knowledge.
In spite of everything, yes and yes.
+ I call in the completion Â of at least 3 book projects currently in whatever stage (completion defined as out to the printers, at least).
â€”Yes, though Â not necessarily Â book Â projects. Â Turns out some web projects and e-courses got included in the mix unexpectedly.
+ I call in feeling good and happiness for my girls and for myself.
â€”Yes, nicely. Sorrow, too, but there was feeling good and happiness, yes.
+ I call in more protection to help a couple of friends stay safe and Â grounded amid a transition as they claim/ reclaim their power.
â€”Best I can tell, yes, theyâ€™ve both done well and are in a lighter, better place now.
+ I call in lots of book sales 🙂
Not sure on this one…I have yet to run Decemberâ€™s numbers and I had to postpone some good opps because of the funeral, but theyâ€™re still out there.
+ I call in strength and serenity for my mom. Yes.
+ I call in an utterly Â surprising Â and wonderful Â moment that will sweep me off my feet (Universeâ€™s Choice!)
â€”Not sure about this one, but, well, okay. Yes, there was an utterly surprising moment when I realized something I had not understood Â before. So the moment Â that swept me off my feet was in the past, not in the future. But a sweep-worthy moment, nonetheless.
Looking back, Iâ€™m glad I called in so much positivity during what was otherwise a difficult emotional month. I needed a lot of positive energy to balance this month.