I was driving to work worrying that I was going to be late, because I still had to drop my car off at the shop. Worrying how much it was going to cost me, if I was going to need all 4 tires replaced. Forced to stop at yet another stop light, I looked out my window for a minute and stopped. I stopped worrying, stopped thinking and just looked and was present. I snapped a quick pic with my crack-berry and went on my way.
I reminded myself that I had the money and was thankful I didn’t have to put the work on a credit card. That’s what the money was for and I’d just save it all again. I reminded myself that I still had plenty of time and even if I was a few minutes late my boss would understand. If he didn’t, oh well. I’m starting a new job next month anyway.
In one stop light I managed to turn around my thinking. I went from stressing and worrying to counting my blessings. Just a minute to rearrange was all I needed.