Jump or Be Pushed, More
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree and Rising.
Occasionally the Universe gives me little pushes and I donâ€™t realize it. Sometimes the pushing starts rather suddenly and forces me to act quickly. Sometimes I refuse to see it until Iâ€™m at the cliffâ€™s edge and the ground is giving way under me and Iâ€™m still refusing to see it.
Iâ€™m better at that now. Iâ€™m trying to be proactive with these changes.
Iâ€™m initiating some health-related changes now, thanks to all the little pushes Iâ€™ve been given over the past couple of weeks. Iâ€™m re-thinking some prior good habits that arenâ€™t necessarily as good for me at the moment and trying to add better habits to my routine. I stopped eating beef, for example, and maybe I shouldnâ€™t have. Not entirely, at least. Iâ€™ve made some new choices and Iâ€™m implementing themâ€”the new vitamins, the additional iron intake, some dietary changes.
As if to confirm that Iâ€™m on the right track and need to implement these changes immediately, the Universe gave me a few â€œcoincidencesâ€ today.
Given that I was wearing what can best be described as â€œCorporate Gothâ€â€”long black satin skirt, ruffly top, black shoesâ€”I wasnâ€™t surprised to be told by a couple of coworkers that I looked pale. However, my boss caught up with me at the break area and unexpectedly pinched my fingernails and asked if I was wearing polish, which I almost never do.
â€œYour nails are white!â€ she told me. â€œYou need iron. Theyâ€™re supposed to be pink.â€ She held up her hands to show me. Then she asked what vitamins Iâ€™ve been taking.
I told her about the last brand and she just shook her head. â€œThatâ€™s not what you need,â€ she said in the rather, um, public area. â€œYouâ€™re still menstruating.â€
Did I mention that my boss sometimes has foot-in-mouth disease?
â€œTheyâ€™re fine for later,â€ she said, â€œbut youâ€™re not even 40.â€
My health has been quite good and other than the occasional allergy problem, Iâ€™ve been prescription-free for years, but for some reason, the Universe really wants me to strive for a higher rungâ€”immediately. And since our actions now affect our opportunities in the future, Iâ€™m listening.
Iâ€™ve decided to take the jump to be my absolute healthiest rather than have the Universe give me a big shove over the edge.