Twenty eight years ago, on another mild, sunny Monday morning, much like today, I went walking on the streets of NYC…in labor!
Having woken to contractions in the early hours of the day, and already having visited my physician, he wisely told me, “Ellen, if I send you to the hospital now, this will be the longest day of your life. This baby is not coming until this afternoon. Go for a walk, keep moving and check in with me every hour. I’ll tell you when it’s time.”
He was right. Dyana was born at five that afternoon. That day was the one I discovered museums aren’t open on Mondays, stores can be fun even if you aren’t buying, and in a moment, your life can completely change.
Nothing was ever the same for me. This was a new beginning. One filled with wonder, dreaming, loving and learning. And once again, walking this morning, now in the suburbs, I marvel on how everyday marks a new beginning.
Today is the beginning of the week, it finally feels like the beginning of Spring, and truly, the beginning of anything I set my mind to accomplish. What’s this got to do with you and your business?
My message, I hope of inspiration, is that everyday is the chance for a new beginning or a change. Some momentous, like a new birth, some small, like a new acquaintance. But all an opportunity, if you choose to see it that way.
What might you do differently today that could be a beginning? The beginning of a new program, a new client, a new marketing plan? What might you do that will fill your heart with wonder? You get to choose, today and everyday. So dream big, be curious and open, follow your instincts, and don’t delay. Twenty eight years goes by in the blink of an eye!