My flight landed on time. I got the rental car and found the hotel in the middle of the city without much trouble.
And yet… there was a familiar underlying anxiety.
As I parked the car in front of the hotel where I would meet my family for the first time since the pandemic, a gentleman showed up by the driver’s door.
I gathered my things quickly, turned on the emergency indicator and asked him if I could leave the car with him for a little bit while I collect my parents from inside the hotel.
“Yes, don’t worry. Anything is possible here,” the gentleman calmly assured me. He was very Zen.
I looked up at him to meet his friendly eyes.
“Ohhh!! Really?! Wow… that makes me feel so good?” I joked, but I did feel my tension leave my body immediately.
From that moment on, I felt an ease in my step. I no longer felt rushed or anxious to see my family. We spent the rest of the day flowing through activities and meals together – with ease.
“Everything is possible here,” I kept reminding myself.
This simple saying reminds me of one of my favorite quotes of all time: “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Thinking that everything is possible makes everything feel possible.
That allows for all the possibilities that you may have thought were not an option.
Give it a try: give yourself permission to think that everything is possible today.
Give yourself the gift of possibility in one or more ways. See if you can feel the stress and anxiety release from your body.
Then forward that gift to someone else, too.
It’s priceless, I tell you!