Lots of thoughts rolling through my head today. If you care to join in the messy fun:
- Love the health: I absolutely think focusing on health is hugely important. But it’s not about some “right” weight, nor is it about some preppy “I love myself!!” phrase (gag me). Instead, I’m thinking the biggie is the aspect of being mindful. Thinking about what we’re putting into and doing with our bodies each day and being intentional with our actions — very cool. From starting on the food end, I’m seeing it’s spilling over into everything else too, like decisions I’m making and the energy I’m putting into each day. Life is getting better.
- Consider: What if we trusted there was enough for everyone, including ourselves? Enough money, opportunities, love, hugs, and fun surprises. What might we do?
- Kids: My little girl pulls me up short at least once a day. She’ll say, “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy” about 10 (million) times. After responding (decently) patiently the first 5 (million) times, I usually get to a rather annoyed, “What?!?!?”. Then she’ll say, “Well…I love you.” Oh honey, I love you too. More than you’ll ever know. Your existence is making me a better person, and I’m grateful.
- Book: I’m currently reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This part is making me think: “Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.”
- Song: I’m struggling to get the theme song from “The Magic School Bus” out of my head. The kids found episodes on Netflix and have been watching them a lot. On the plus side, the kids are actually learning a lot of science. I’d forgotten how educational (and funny) the series is.
- High five: I was helping in my son’s kindergarten classroom, and one child’s paper fell off the table. Another child stopped what he was doing, picked it up, and put it on the table, all without being asked. In another part of the room, a group of children were painting fish (yes, real fish), with the help of two volunteers who tirelessly and with unending patience cleaned up spilled paint and kept encouraging and complimenting efforts. I could only smile. Yes, we as humans are messy, yet (in the paraphrased words of one of my favorite writers): we will always belong to each other.
- Note to self: You’re not broken or crazy, simply human. You’re truly doing fine, and so is everyone else.
I hope you have a nice day, my friend. Do something that feels good.
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