More than anything I needed this today. Of the many things changing in my life right now I am letting one of them, just one dictate how I am feeling. Granted, that one thing is a big thing, however what about all the other big things?? What about the smaller thing that totally could turn into big things. How can I forget the really REALLY great things?? I am letting myself immediately think to all the bad. I am challenging myself to stop the negative and focus on all the good. Because let’s face it. GOOD BEATS EVIL. .
Yesterday as I was walking with someone special, I realized that when I am walking behind him he reaches back to hold my hand.
This is new to me. And yet he has done this since the first time we went on an adventure. It is a very simple yet very powerful and in a way, secure and intimate.
Never underestimate the simple power of touch! .
If you are anything like me then you are a worrier. Everyone has their own “anxiety” and mine manifests in worry. .
In order to be a more healthier me, both mentally and physically I have put forth the communication principle. This explains so much. If you do not communicate with those important to you then it is a constant guessing game. That guessing game, if you are a worrier, only leads to more stress and anxiety. .
So I leave you with my words of wisdom. “I would rather overshare my feelings and emotions than let those I care about guess and wonder what I am thinking or feeling”. .
Seriously. Just be who you are. If you want to know about something or someone just ask them.
However, if you lost that privilege then who are you to question or ask or wonder. Let it go. Get over it and most importantly leave it be!!! #lovelife#liveinthemoment#yourlossmygain#bestthingsinlife
Wow. How powerful is this. I needed this today more than most days. Sometimes I say things out loud that are better left to inner dialogue. It is a character flaw I have always struggled with. .
I realize that as long as I start the next day positive and remind myself to discuss what was said if needed then I am doing all I can. .
So much this. It is not the bold words or the grand gestures. It is the smallest of things.
Maybe it is someone telling you when they are not there and you can’t sleep to imagine a kiss on your forehead from them.
Maybe it is trying to put on a brave face but they can tell in your voice you are overthinking and overwhelmed but they get you enough to remind you it is going to all be ok.
Maybe when you have this. You are thankful. You are appreciative. And you are lucky. .
Wow. How powerful is this. .
I could not be more on board with this. I just might be living proof of this. For way to long I tried to make things happen and the more I pushed the more things did not seem to go the way i thought they needed. Fast forward to today. Letting things take their natural course was not easy to do. Choosing to trust the process was not easy. I would NOT CHANGE A THING. I am finally exactly where I need to be at the right time. .
Ok. So sometimes you just have to sit back and let things happen. Sometimes you have to listen even when all you want to do is talk. .
Sometimes when you wait, the right doors open up and everything begins to make sense. Sometimes finding yourself is just the start. Maybe sometimes you need to have someone help you realize that you are fine the way you are. That by apologizing for what makes you unique is what they like about you. That honest discussions will never lead you astray and that when you are honest you never have to worry. Sometimes it is ok to be happy. Sometimes it is ok to put yourself first. .
When I decided to get my newest ink, I thought long and hard on what I wanted. I knew I wanted something to not only represent who I am, but to remind me that I AM ENOUGH.
So that brings me to this. SATIS. Latin for enough. This week my favorite handbag designer and the travel chef who I learned the importance of trying street food both ended their own lives. .
Mental health is so important. So daily I allow myself to be reminded that being an open book, being honest, and who I am is enough. .