Fuck Yeah Friday – No Bad Days!

• NO BAD DAYS •

Look, we all have bad MOMENTS.

Life does that. Maybe it’s life’s way of showing us how AWESOME we have it the majority of the time? 😉

We don’t have bad days. We may have bad moments that we LET become bad days, but that’s a choice. It’s a mood. It’s dwelling.

But the likelihood that all 24 hours are bad? Not buying it!

So do me a favor next time something isn’t going as planned, or something less than ideal happens… try to recognize it and isolate it as the moment, not the day.

I challenge you to find something good that happens on “those days”, because it’s there. We just let ourselves become so absorbed in the BAD, we can’t see the GOOD.

Don’t let one thing ruin the potential for other beautiful things to happen, which if you are sour because of XYZ, either they WON’T happen, or they WILL but you will be too upset to realize ‘em!

No bad days, just bad moments. Don’t let ‘em last 😉

(For the record, I’m working on this myself!)

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Wednesday Wisdom – Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

Take your health seriously, take your career seriously, take loving and respecting your family seriously, and take exciting opportunities that come your way seriously.

Just don’t take EVERYTHING too seriously. You need the balance. Laughter is good for the heart and the soul. Find the beauty in the silly, seemingly small moments. A sense of humor is one of the best assets you can have!

Wednesday Wisdom – Pause

I need more pauses in my life, honestly.

They are incredibly hard for me. I don’t do well with pausing, I just go, go, go. A great trait to have, but can also be quite draining.

I intend to pause a lot more in 2018 – how about you?

By ‘stop’, I mean for the moment, not permanently. You’ll never get me to stop permanently – my mama didn’t raise me that way!

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful.

I am grateful.

I am blessed.

In this world, it is too easy to forget how blessed we are in life, but the past couple of weeks have been a welcoming refresher into how blessed I am to have the people in my life that I do. An uplifting, supportive circle of friends and family who all look out for each other, who offer a long hug when it’s needed, some kind words, a reminder to be gentle… so much more. Truly, SO much more.

I don’t thank the people in my life enough for being in my life. That’s my bad.

If you are reading this, you are part of my life somehow, and for that I am grateful. Thank you!

Wednesday Wisdom – Lessons

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards”

There IS a lesson in all situations… if you keep coming to the same situation, you haven’t yet learned the lesson.

It’s like if you put your hand on a hot stove, and get burned… if you learn that a hot stove will burn you, you learn not to put your hands on a hot stove anymore. But if you keep putting your hands on a hot stove, you haven’t learned the lesson, so you keep getting burned.

A lesson it took me a while to learn is that holding onto my disappointment/anger/resentment does not hurt the people who caused me to feel that way, so I was constantly cycling and expending energy on it. Once I learned that it was really only hurting ME, things started clicking and the lesson started making sense, so it became a little easier (not easy, just easier!) to let that ish go!