The last couple of months have been harder then I ever could have imagined. The challenges have been exhausting. I keep waiting to feel better and to think better thoughts. I decided to put #MeFirst. I made massage appointments, went to the doctor, a chiropractor, acupuncture, a therapist, I listened to book after book on Audible, I watched way too much Netflix, heck – I even got naked on saran wrap, had a seaweed rub and got wrapped up in tinfoil. Then two things happened that woke me up.
Bacon and Juice Boxes Special Holiday Wants
Jo-Ann and Jerry run this beautiful holiday gift exchange. It was created to help grant holiday wishes for special needs individuals and their families. I wept when I saw the holiday request for food. I snapped that one up immediately. Please consider granting someone’s wish this season.
Author: Gary John Bishop
This Scottish man has blown my mind and pushed me to get out of my head. His book Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life is outstanding especially on Audible listening to that gorgeous accent! Don’t be put off by the title. Full of straight talk about accountability and possibilities! Even his Instagram is full of motivation. I teared up when he said that you are totally OK and accepting of your life just the way it is today. While there might be things that have happened in your life that you had no say in, you are 100% responsible for what you do with your life in the aftermath of those events. Always, every time, no excuses. You’re not out of your mind, you’re actually in it too much. Your life is filled with potential that you’re mostly ignoring. There has to come a point where you no longer look to your past to explain your present. It’s your job to make you happy.
I’m going to go plan some holiday fun and grant some holiday wishes. I dare you to do the same.