Every once in a while we are blessed to have an “aha!” moment. Mine came tonight on the way to work. The sky was clear and colorful and the moon was intense, full, beautiful and seemingly closer to the earth. Normally coming in to the ED on a full moon, I anticipate a busy night. (I don’t care what anyone else says, the full moon really does make a difference!!) But tonight was different. Tonight I had the opportunity to really look at the moon while waiting at an intersection. It suddenly occurred to me how incredible small and insignificant I am in this great big world and the earth only one small part of an even greater world. Wow. Sometimes we are reminded of the real truth just when we least expect it.

With this in mind, I began to think if we can keep such a perspective closer to our consciousness, maybe we can stress less about things. In the greater scheme of life, what really matters? So what if I don’t get everything done on my to do list today? I may or may not have tomorrow, so I can do my very best for this moment in this day. And, being in the moment and doing my best is what I have here and now.

Hmm…the full moon really did make a difference tonight!

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