The Hallway To Help


As a young girl I can remember a scene from one of those old, late-night TV horror movies. A girl is running down a seemingly never-ending hallway, frantically trying doors that won’t open, then racing to try the next one and the next because she doesn’t know what else to do. 

Ever been down that hallway?

Sure you have. We all have. We’ve all run around at one time or another, spinning our wheels trying one thing after another and ending up right where we started. When that happens it’s easy to slip into negativity and feel like everything is going wrong and there’s nothing you can do.

I mention this because right now I’m counseling several people going through turbulent, scary times… worried about their jobs, their relationships, their families, their health, money, even the country.

I tell them not to worry. And neither should you.

How do I know? Because you can’t make soup in a pot that’s already full. And. as theologian Thomas Fuller once counseled, “It is always darkest before the dawn.”

In other words, when you’re feeling empty or defeated… just change your perspective and fill up your pot. Which ingredients do you want to put in?

  1. How about all the things you dream of?

  2. What you’re grateful for and none of which you lack.

  3. A picture in your mind of what your new life looks like.

  4. A list of what brings you joy. Anything. Anyone. Anywhere.

  5. Spice up your soup with a new community of friends. Soup tastes better when shared. Remember community builds immunity.

  6. Add a good frame of mind.

  7. Mix in one ingredient at a time and affirm with every breath your life is getting better and better and better.

  8. Jump into your new life as a witness rather than a judge. Pretend you are writing a novel about you and just pay attention and observe as if you are on the outside looking in.

  9. Go full steam ahead and smile.

  10. Take my “Mixed Up to Fixed Up” life coaching workshop to get more tools on how to really get fresher ingredients and herbs and spices for your wonderful new soup.

NOW walk down that hallway. Every door opens. Pick one, go inside and sit down. Your pot is full, the soup is hot and it’s really good because YOU made it.