Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be thankful for – I won’t bore you with the list, but its plentiful! Take time today (and every day!) to count your blessings – no matter how rocky the road may be at any given moment, you are still here, still alive, and still making strides to improvement (right!?)

There is so much to be grateful for, and it can be painfully easy to overlook all of that, but make a conscious effort to recognize your blessings and be thankful for them – there is ALWAYS someone with less, ALWAYS someone with worse problems, and ALWAYS hope that things can get better – and they will!

I am grateful for a lot of things, but I am especially grateful for my dog right now, and her sweet, unconditional love. We didn’t know just how in love we were gonna fall with her when we got her, but she’s brought nothing but purpose, love, happiness, and content snuggles with her, and I am grateful to Rhode Home Rescue and my friends who fostered her for introducing us to our sweet girl!

May you all have a fabulous day!

If you feel like sharing, what’s something YOU are thankful for?

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Wind Down Wednesday – Gearing Up for the Holidays

This time of year is challenging, unless you are some sort of superhuman being. Traffic, shopping, tons of food and treats tempting you, time with relatives who may or may not leave you exhausted, in addition to everything else in life, and trying to balance it all without feeling like burying your head in the sand or pulling your hair out.

I’m not saying this will be EASY…. but…. I do think it will be worthwhile.

Take 10 minutes today to do nothing. Just sit (or lay, or even stand), and just exist. Clear your head of your worries, and talk to yourself. Tell yourself that you can handle the next 6 weeks. You will make it through this. Ask for the strength, and then truly believe that YOU are in control of the holidays – don’t let them control you!

Holidays come every year. This is nothing you haven’t handled before. You can do this. Take some time to center yourself, to make a gameplan of what you need to do/not do to make it through the holidays, and stay in control — you’ve got this!

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