Miss Pelican's Perch

Looking at my World from a Different Place

Stop Worrying and Love Someone


You may have realized by now that I’m a bit of a planner. I brain dump everything into a journal, tease out actionable items, and then move these tasks to a separate calendar book to be done on certain days and at certain times. And this is just my personal and creative life. My work tasks are planned and organized on my computer at work.

One of my life mottos is “make a plan, work the plan.” By adhering to this, I am productive and I get things done.

I have been on vacation for the last three weeks and had planned to write, create some drumming compositions, do some art, go to museums, exercise and do yoga.

I did none of those things. Instead, I got sick, and between that and making preparations for holiday activities, I did none of the things I had planned to do. I was just too tired. My body was calling for rest, and because I ignored it, it knocked me down hard.

Yesterday, someone told me to slow down and listen to the voice of Spirit. I was admonished to stop worrying about plans for the future, live in the present and “love someone now.” This little bit of advice is so profoundly simple that it knocked me back on my heels. Upon reflection I have come to the conclusion that if I were to have a New Year’s resolution it would be to slow down, to engage in more self-care and to seek out people who need to be shown love, kindness and compassion.

No small order in this messed up world.

Ljgloyd 2018


7 thoughts on “Stop Worrying and Love Someone

  1. Some good revelations here… ūüôā

  2. Your body handed you a notice. I’ve had mine do that to me. It looks like you are listenting to it now. All the best for 2018 and your new ‘plan’.

  3. I enjoy your note on self-care. This seems to be the year to exist with that thought in mind. I feel that I could do with taking a leaf from your planner. I seem to exist in a state of wanderlust and daydreaming, so I’m reminded that planning might do some good for me this year.

  4. Good advice that I need to take too. Happy New Year

  5. Amen to that. Hope you are feeling better. My whole family got sick through the holidays also.

    Sent from my iPhone


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