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The Sound of Consistency

posted May 21, 2013, 8:23 AM by Suzette Vearnon   [ updated May 21, 2013, 8:23 AM ]
Reminded of my mantra for living, showing up, I blog today.  Just by typing this blog, I'm showing up.  Just by logging on, actually.  Whenever I feel that blah, somber, subtle down feeling that all of us experience, I'm reminded of the low point in my life when I was searching for meaning and low on money.  I remember getting some bad news--probably a bounced check or some other money issues as those would always get my panties in a knot.  I was so frustrated!  What was suppose to be just a month or so hiatus from the working world had turned into unemployed stamped across my forehead.  I hadn't planned for that.  In fact, it was the last thing I wanted. 
I considered not going to the hospital to volunteer.  After all, I was just volunteering.  It wasn't like I was working a job, I thought to myself.  I was too distraught to go anyway.  How could I smile today?  How could I give a genuine heartfelt warm smile to those parents and family members with children in the NICU who dropped by for a cup of coffee and some rest and relaxation from the difficulties they were facing?  I was of no use to them.  All of these thoughts swirled around in my head until out of no where I heard, "over half the battle is won by your showing up." 
Show up.  Today, despite it being a cloudy day, I choose to show up.  Despite it being a see-nothing day, I choose to show up.  Despite my not feeling motivated to even type this blog, I choose to show up.  That's the sound of consistency.  Consistency wins the race, not how fast you start.  You have miles to cover and peaks and valleys down this road you're on.  Don't let how you feel lead the way, let your unwavering resolve secure you until that inspired feeling returns.  Choose to be consistent.