I’ve had an interesting week, to say the least! Sadly, this weekend I have been sick and in bed most of the time. Tea, soup, some reading, and my favorite candle have helped. In addition to family snuggles, of course! R had to work for about 15 hours on Friday and 15 hours on Saturday, but he is in good spirits! He really stepped up today by bringing me breakfast in bed and taking our angel to the store.
This week I’ve been in a contemplative state. Particularly from being sick and the general things that are happening in life right now, with the end of the year being two months away, etc… I’ve just had a lot of time to think. It’s been really nice because I feel that I am truly in a period of significant growth and I just want to keep the ball going. So, as Sunday comes to a quiet close, I thought I’d share some of my recent musings with you all:
- Gratitude can go a long way. So often in life, we find ourselves complaining about every single little thing. I was just speaking to my mom about this earlier in the week. I said to her, “What happened in the early 1900’s? I bet people didn’t complain nearly as much as we do now. They focused on getting food on the table, and having a pair of shoes. Society now is so fast paced that it’s as if we take these things for granted.” And you know, that’s just so fucking true. As a society, we need to take a step back and be truly thankful for all that we have in the world. We are far better off than we know.
- You are your own mirror, so give pause and learn to Listen. I witnessed another Facebook “argument,” this week. The person posting made a blatant statement and someone replied saying “there’s more going on here than the blatant statement you made.” The person who originally posted said they did not agree and they started name calling, pointing fingers, gas-lighting, and making rash attempts to shut down the conversation they had started all because the person who commented did not say that they agreed to a T. Ridiculous! Here’s the deal, if you are met with a confrontation, chances are the universe is trying to teach you something. No, we don’t have to see eye to eye on everything, but instead of giving a knee jerk reaction because we disagree, give pause and listen. This goes back to my post a few months ago about intent. Honestly, most people aren’t out to get you. They just want a dialogue…so if you open yourself up to that by making a controversial status online, get ready for people to want to add their voice, too.
- Be patient. Patience is such a fucking gift. I say that with raw honesty because it is beyond true. Sometimes the universe has a much bigger plan for us than we would originally think. That’s okay. It’s perfectly okay to let go, and trust. Last month R was frustrated because he wasn’t finding work, but he was patient enough to Find the Work and Do the Work. Now, he is working crazy hours and while he is tired, he is truly happy at his new job! Whatever actions you put out there will come back to you, so don’t give up!
- Step out of your comfort zone. I’m sure you’ve all heard that saying, “Do something every day that scares you.” Honestly, growth doesn’t happen by being comfortable. If you’re not challenging yourself, how do you expect to grow? This is a reminder to myself, as well because I have big goals this week and one of my top goals is getting back on that bike! It makes me nervous to think about, but the hardest part is getting out the door. So I’m going to believe in myself. What about you? Will you believe in yourself, too? Write that book! Talk to your boss about that raise. Get that sewing machine and work on those projects you keep talking about. Whatever it is…Just TRY.
The worst that could happen is it doesn’t work out, and then you can just say “Fucking thank you, universe for teaching me this lesson.”After all, we learn from our mistakes. That doesn’t mean we quit. KEEP GOING.
Anyway, that’s what I’ve got for today, at least. My thoughts and prayers are with the families in Sutherland. Words can not describe this tragedy, especially after the shootings in Vegas. This world can be a harsh place. It can be cruel and ugly and unfair. Keep your loved ones close to you, today. Each day is a gift, as cliche as it sounds, and we need to embrace every single day that comes.
Love and light,
Remember to be kind to yourself and if you or someone close to you is in serious distress or simply needs to talk to someone, please call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text 741741.