Vol 2. No.
January 2, 2003
I was leaving my niece's house after
hosting a baby shower a few Saturdays ago when I
realized that my time had escaped me. I was to
meet my husband and son at my house in least then
30 minutes, with 25 minutes, exactly to reach my
destinations to the house and then to see
a movie that I was greatly anticipating. One of
my pet peeves is to miss the very beginning of a
movie, so getting on the other side of town would
mean not stopping anywhere for anyone or
anything. While rushing to my car, my eyes
shifted up and down from my watch to my car. Cheap steroids
I got in the car and the rush was
on. Somehow, my attraction to red that day was at
an all time high, because every traffic light
that I approached turned red seconds before I
reached it. Light after light, frustration and
annoyance set in, and I could feel the fire
coming out of my nose, and stem out of my ears as
I raced against time, pressing to reach my
destiny. By the time I got to the seventh light,
I was losing every bit of cool that I had
mustered up over the years. And then at the
it happened. I mentally and
emotionally stepped out of the future and caught
myself in the moment. In the moment -- not
rushing from the past or rushing to the future.
In that moment, I realized that I was racing
against something that I had no control over
(time), and facing obstacles that I had to face
All of a sudden, from nowhere, a
great churning started mounting on the inside of
me, and like a volcano, I erupted into laughter.
Like a volcano, my superheated emotions flashed
to steam; the magnetic eruption rose from the
bottom of my belly and I broke into
laughter. It mattered not what fellow motorists
and onlookers thought. My frustrations instantly
turned into laughter seconds after I step out of
my emotional roll-a-coaster and into the moment.
I needed that natural medicine to calm my nerves.
I needed to explode with laughter.
Take out the time to step into your
moment because you never know what
positive and overwhelming emotions are waiting to
explode. Take a moment -- and positive results
will overtake you.
Copyright © 2002 by Audrina Jones
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