Actually that IS what Life Coaching is all about (well it is for me – today). It’s shooting the ducks which are swimming towards pain and focusing on the pleasure ducks. That way the future is fun and great and what I want mine to be.
So with that in mind I went through the final sort out of Dad’s house and the divvying up of his books, records and CDs with my 2 brothers in a spirit of pleasure rather than angst!
It went well. I even watched with wry amusement as my older brother insisted that anything he thought I wanted went to my younger brother! Fascinating! I spotted this fairly early on so promptly took a great disinterest in anything I liked – thus ensuring I got it!! So I got all the records – which was great. And several of the more valuable books!!
I only failed on an item of furniture which I really did want (and had said so several days ago). So, naturally, my older brother was adamant it went to my other brother!!
Clearly he has never got over me appearing in his world when he was just over 2 years old!!
Still – today my ducks are swimming in the right direction and I am feeling positive as a result!
And it was today a year ago we had over 250 people to Dad’s funeral. Which was a real celebration of his wonderful life (all 100 years of it). Which he lived to the full to the day he died. So with that in mind I must focus on his mantra of “Enjoy the Journey”. He never looked back. So in memory of him, today, I must do my best to emulate him.
And I have found a lovely place to live. In the middle of the village where I live at the moment, and it has a small garden and space and as it’s unfurnished I can take lots of my stuff with me which will be so much nicer. So now I know where I am going to be for the next few months I feel at lot less stressed.