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  1. Mary C.

    LOL! Sherri, I am on your wave length. Just yesterday, my electric orange juicer broke. Yesterday afternoon, I bought a small glass hand juicer. I prefer the electric ones because of the wear and tear on my hands, but this will do until I can buy a better quality electric juicer than the last one. (Is there such a thing?)

    Things used to be built to last. They had metal parts and could be repaired. This is no longer the case.

    Having said that, I totally agree that shifting from attachment to acceptance is necessary.

    I didn’t think I would end up poor, and in podunk central Texas, at 60. LOL! The only thing I can’t change is the 60. So, I will accept that. However, I am intent on changing the other parts.

    Stay at home Mom with two precious boys sounds pretty wonderful to me! As for being in your hometown, you’ll find this funny. I couldn’t wait to leave my hometown, when I was younger. When I finally did, I really didn’t want to go, and now I would love to be back! Life is all backwards, isn’t it? Hugs to you!

  2. Changing your thinking from “why today?” to “why not today?” is s subtle, but powerful mental shift. Like you pointed out, it removes you from the victim mentality to being an empowered soul. Kudos to you for making that change!

    It reminds me of Lisis’ recent post about her shift from “why?” to “why not?”. I think it’s interesting how the same mental shift can be used to solve so many problems we encounter in life. Between the two of you, I’m starting to really love this whole concept of “why not”. :)
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  3. Accepting what is is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Have you read Bryon Katie’s “Loving What Is”? The book changed my life!!
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  4. Hi Sherri.

    I will also remember that about “why not today?” instead of “why today?”. That is a big change.

    The natural order we view is the cause of many of our entitlement-type problems where we expect a certain routine to be in place, when it is mostly in place in our minds. Things go wrong at the worst time because we label it the “worst time”, and had plenty of time before it to prepare or improve upon what was there. It isn’t actually the “worst time”.

    High-five for an anti-victim mentality.
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  5. We want control.
    We live such a tight organized life, that any disturbance to our schedule upsets us.
    Three hours before a party is tight for example.
    Our upsetness comes from being too busy to absorb these glitches. The string it too tight.
    Only when I stopped overcommitting myself, I could become unattached as I had become a lot calmer.
    For me being upset and considering things wrong when they don’t go to plan, shows me that I have taken on more than I can chew.
    For me these are all symptoms and have me look at all what I am doing in my life and if it is time to cut back, again.
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  6. Our expectations, based on past conditioning, prevents us from living freely and fully. We become attached to our old beliefs and way of doing things that we are unable to live in the present. Indeed, making a shift to “why not today” puts power back into our hands in choosing to live deliberately from now on. Thanks for your inspiring idea!
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  7. I like this mindset, Sherri – thank you for the idea!

    I just had a “why today” moment this week when there was a recall on my car.

    Who has time for these recalls?!

  8. I’m with Wilma here, if we have too much on our plate, we lose focus and by rushing through our day the smallest hiccup can ‘ruin’ it and cause major upset.
    Learning to slow down and evaluate what we’re doing is a step towards being calm and relaxed. So when the mixer breaks or your garden drainage system breaks, like ours did this week, we can choose our attitude in dealing with it. We are more equipped to say “why not today”.
    Interesting how we relate to everything in our lives as being permanent, when it’s actually the opposite!
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  9. Lately, I am having this uneasy feelings, but can not pinpoint on one issue/direction. I am not sure why and how? does it happen to you?
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  10. I’m of the mindset that everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t know what that reason is. If the mixer breaks, then perhaps you were supposed to run out and pick up a cake instead of baking one. And while you are out perhaps you’ll meet somebody that will change your life. You never know what the universe has in store for us.
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  11. Thanks for this — those little reminders that everything’s impermanent can be frightening at first, but if we take a step back and see that our appliances and our bodies and everything else are just forms taken by life — which doesn’t change — I think that can be a source of peace.

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