It has struck me that I am quite the, “word hoarder” if you will. I love articles… I love words… I love things that speak to me (unless you stand on two legs and try to talk to me when I’m hangry). I also love synchronicity – when I see something written that aligns with where I am at emotionally or is connected to something I am currently reading about. This happens quite a bit. Maybe I imagine it. But hey, my imagination is allowed to do its thing.
It’s also struck me that I’d like to share more of these finds with you.
Here are my recent favorite finds from the past week or so. I’d love if you shared one of your favorite finds with me, too!
Me…. every morning.
#toomuchcoffee = #imgoingtobeafuckingrockstarandchangeeverythingiwillbeawesome
Favorite laugh out loud:
Thank you, friend. You know me so very well
Favorite current life challenge:
Ha. Well ain’t that the truth.
If my written thoughts about my struggles with self care say anything…. it’s that learning to relax, take care of myself, show myself signs of love…and actually feel good about it….is proving to be a long journey. Self care doesn’t always feel good in the short term. But over time, I hope to be able to be a person who is addicted to self care. Addicted to taking care of myself. Addicted to rest and relaxation and peace.
Favorite continual discomfort:
I’m continually learning that speaking my truth and being vulnerable with Dan is what brings us closer. Everytime it is scary to do so, and I often go too long without saying what is on my mind. But every single time I do, I am amazed at how these “hard conversations” – like the one I mentioned having the week before – leave us 10 times wiser, 10 times closer, and me 10 times more grateful and amazed that vulnerability actually is a beautiful thing. My hope is that if I can continue to be honest with Dan, especially with all my changes and challenges and fears I am currently facing, he will continue to learn about what I need. How I need to be loved. Spoken to. I cannot expect him to know this if I don’t help show him.
Favorite current discovery:
I’ve mentioned a few times recently how hard this time of year is, and especially how truly awful I am finding my work shifts. This time of year is hard for all of us, and depression is far too easy to sink in. But what I’ve been learning recently, is the power of the inner smile. At work, even if I’m feeling blue, if I put on just the tiniest little smile – a smirk; a lift in the eyes; a relaxing and slight lift of my face – my entire ambiance shifts. I feel soft; I feel kind; I feel empathetic and open to everyone around me; I feel at peace. And the little things. When Dan is gone for the day, I leave out a little note card – on his side of the bed, on the coffee table etc – with a silly little note for when he gets home. Or I text him in the morning with a simple few words to make him smile. These things, as a result, also make me happy.
Favorite…. favorite: Mmmhmmmm…
Other favorite reads:
Two articles that Ellie shared in one of her recent newsletters really spoke to me.
“The Insecurity Of Hard Work”: I am not a runner, but the notion of needing to be busy and constantly working hard to get what I want is definitely something engrained in my psyche. And it’s a bit of a hindrance.
“This is what I call the Insecurity of Hard work. The need to do something, anything, to feel like we are making forward progress. It’s what happens when driven individuals lose sight of the big picture and believe that hard work is the only ingredient to success.”
“This Is How To Train Your Brain To Get What You Really Want.” I read this article before I began reading, “The Law of Attraction” but this week I went back to it and was fascinated by the sychronicity between it and the book I had just read.
“….people who know what they want in life see the world differently. All people selectively attend to things that interest or excite them. Our focused attention is on what we care about….once you know what you want — and it intensely arouses your attention — you will notice simpler and easier solutions to your questions.”
Also, “Never ask advice of someone with whom you wouldn’t want to trade places.”Recent favorite quotes and food for thought #fridayfavorites #quotes #inspiration #facepalm #truth Click To Tweet
What quibble recently made you laugh?
What little thing has someone done for you recently that made your day?
Are you vulnerable with your partner/family in order to help them know how you need to be loved?
How long do your “I’m the king/queen of the world!” moments last…?
I am 200% not a relationship expert. Let’s get that out right now…