I’m readying myself for year end 2018. I usually go through the motions of cleaning. Cleaning everything. I start the process about 6 months prior so now I’m in the end game and trying to finalize all my loose ends to start my new year with certain goals attained.
what echoes most as I reflect is giving. Not just monetarily but of myself, my time, my love and attention. Giving the best of me is love. It doesn’t have to diminish me, rather it enhances me.
It’s sometimes scary but I embrace even the challenges because I usually emerge stronger and yield more fruit for pushing through the tough spots.
So as you each end 2018 and walk into a new year 2019. I wish you all the very best in your challenges and your victories. May your 2019 be happy, healthy, loving , cheerful and Eventful, and giving …as you give yourself as well as others your very best.
Live your best lives today and don’t wait for tomorrow.
Everything in life is ordered. They are seasonal, changing constantly and redesigning themselves for survival.
You and I are the same way. There’s no removing ourselves from the dynamic. We have to go with the flow, listen to our body rhythms and actually understand what it wants us to do and follow through and keep ourselves in order.
Eat balanced, consume things which will enrich your cells not hurt them. Hard lesson for us to learn until we actually have one foot in the grave. But if we keep a healthy balance and keep our bodies in motion we are going to enjoy quality of life. It’s not always perfect but it will improve significantly.
Hope you all had a great week. Regardless what you are facing today, how much pain you are dealing with, know this…that too shall pass.
As you venture into the weekend, here’s hoping you find some measure of peace for your whole being. Our peace of mind is just as important for our health, as is our physical bodies. Continue being mindful and keep loving in yourself. If you don’t do it first, rest assured no one else can do it for you.
So, in loving ourselves it’s always a fun thing to share fun facts about ourselves. I’ll start with myself and I challenge all my followers, visitors, viewers, etc. to do the same :
1. I am a child of God – a constant work in progress. It’s not easy but God knows.
2. Eldest of 13 brothers and sisters.
3. I wanted to be a model
4. Love people
5. Problem solver. I believe there is no problem which cannot be resolved on some level
6. Want to travel to Africa soon
7. I believe my ancestors are with me in everything I do and say so I try my best to be mindful of everything I do and say. It’s not easy.
8. I cannot tolerate the stinky aroma in New York City😬
I seem to reflect on this one thought ever so often.
The first reason being, it is a fact.
There’s only one me.
Secondly, the earlier in life we begin to understand, internalize and more importantly accept this fact, so much more fall into place for us and our authenticity allows us to have peace and many things suddenly make more sense. For one, you accept all of your imperfections and you relate and communicate as you view you view yourself, as a diamond, genuine and priceless. Secondly, how others view you does not fluster you because you are you to yourself and that’s uncompromising and refreshing.
Thirdly, there is a tremendous amount of power and freedom harnessed in acceptance of oneself as you are.
Fourthly, but not the last, those around you appreciate you more because you’ve accepted yourself, are comfortable within that framework of who you are and that makes you a more enjoyable and loveable person.
After that one, genuine, authentic you…there won’t be another. The mold can only be cut once so enjoy every moment you can so you can laugh and smile at yourself with others and at the memories each day. Not the end of your days.
Pain can be staggering if you aren’t equipped to handle it, because sometimes it isn’t just physical. It’s a mental state which can migrate to a physical state, causing much distress if you do not know how to manage how you think.
We can counter most of what how we think negatively with a positive but I’ve experienced personally such overwhelming negatives that it altered my chemical state. It could have been disastrous but I was equipped and sought help outside myself, I found ways to make my negatives positives. Small ways initially, insignificant things.
Whatever makes you happy and fires your brain use, as long as you aren’t creating more negatives for you or others.