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September 15, 2020

Today’s post is about being grateful. Each day I am focused on writing down 3-4 things that I am grateful for in my life. Without acknowledging what we are grateful for, how can we truly be grateful? I love this quote by Oprah Winfrey, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” It can be almost impossible to take 5 minutes in your day to pay attention to what is good (or not so good) in your life and recognize the good. There is always good.

October 25, 2020

Love. Why is the hardest thing to do for ourselves is love ourselves? Why do we criticize who we are and why we do the things we do? It’s as if it’s a human default to pick ourselves apart rather than praising ourselves. I find myself having to put up roadblocks in my mind to prevent those negative thoughts. And when they go around the roadblocks, I’m having to perform damage control and remind myself why I’m great. That I’m healthy, happy, and thriving. Does this happen to you? What’s your method for navigating those negative thoughts?

December 6, 2020

I’ve reflected a lot lately about the last decade of life and how I’ve gotten to where I am today. As I reflect, I can’t help but feel a rush of emotions. I feel so grateful for the sacrifices that I have made, happy (of course), disturbed with some of my past decisions, thankful for my community and so on. I am most grateful for my community. I have really focused the last 5+ years on being extremely selective on who I keep in my small circle. I don’t need a tremendous amount of folks in my tribe, I just need real ones. It’s so true that you become who you surround yourself with so be picky on who you keep around. I’m proud of my flock. I’m proud of who I’ve evolved into. I’m proud of every hard decision I’ve ever had to make prior to today.

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