After some really hard work, my inner voice has taken on a brand new tone. As I sat back in my pool float today, I actually heard these words inside my own head. “Relax kid. Enjoy your life”. So that is my mantra for the week. We spend years pondering our purpose in life. Perhaps it is more simple than we ever imagined. Love hard, speak easy, be kind and enjoy the precious life you’ve been given. Have a blessed day.
This post by Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often hits on so many good points. The first is, blogging keeps most of us honest and accountable. The second is that many of us gain weight over the holidays. The third is, when we are the problem, we then need to be our own solution. Can you identify with any of this?
In my opinion the only way to really connect with anyone is to be honest. Not necessarily spill your guts and empty the closet honest, but honest in a general sense. The funny thing about blogging is I find myself being “empty the closet” honest when I would not be in real life. Anyone else experience that?
Anywho, since the holidays began in November, I neglected my eating and pretty much let the dogs run loose! And I am now paying for that decision. I knew I was gaining weight because I could tell my clothes were fitting differently; and by differently I mean tighter!
So this past Friday I finally weighed myself and I was instantly disappointed and needless to say immediately made the decision to go back to basics.
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“By changing nothing, nothing changes.”– Tony Robbins
Most people don’t need tough love.
They need love.
Most people don’t want criticism.
They want support.
Most people don’t want to be ripped down.
They want to be built up.
Most people don’t want to hear about you.
They want you to ask about them.
Something to think about today.
Today, I start volunteering for Hospice again after a short break. There are people counting on people like me to come and visit. The number one reason someone requests a hospice volunteer is quite simply because they are lonely. Isn’t that heartbreaking? I too feel lonely and wish magically there would be someone there when I am feeling low or happy or excited or just simply want to share some thoughts. My message today is simple. Be there for someone today. Make them feel heard or appreciated, understood or loved. Our time here is short and it is so sad to think we exist with so many people in this world and still can feel entirely alone. Make a difference in someone’s life today. Be the difference.
It’s a Friday night and I am alone. One kid is skating and the other is hanging out with friends. The husbands away and I have a choice. I can go home and eat an entire carton of ice cream while feeling pathetically sorry for myself or I can go and catch the movie I’ve been wanting to see. Gotta go! It will be starting soon. Do whatever feels good to your soul. Then do it again tomorrow too.