I’m starting at home. I’m taking my three kids out to do something one on one today. I’m waiting before I respond to others to make sure others hear my YES.
Feelings of being Inhibited and anxiety. I’ve come a long way but exploring deeper these feelings I know will help me accept them more. These feelings were a big reason why I hid for much of my life. There is more to explore.
You are worthwhile just the way you are – so is everyone else.
As an artist color amazes me – it stops me in my tracks every day. A cerulean sky or parakeet green in the spring.
The way I like to think about this is when we live with gratefulness we know ourselves more. We know how to live in the moment and be grateful for what each day brings. This allows one to have a perspective of being confident in who you are on this earth. Then, you are free to share, help, care, speak, walk with purpose and love. I think this allows you to live with courage.
Sleep well, eat clean, fast, movement, push and pull, breathe, drink water, and rest.
I’m going outside to take in the freshness of the morning.
Growing up I loved Christmas Eve – mom would cook a huge meal. We always waited until Christmas morning for any gift exchange – the anticipation and waiting was hard but so cherished today.
I’m trying to adopt the philosophy that I will get to things in time. I tend not to wait as much this way. I want to paint large paintings again – it is hard to get to my studio so I paint small at home. In time I’ll paint larger – at home or in the studio – in time. But now I’m waiting for 11:40 so I can go to the chiropractor 🙂
I had to think about this more than I was expecting. I find myself thinking about how I don’t have to be perfect. I can show my faults, make mistakes, and ask for forgiveness. If I accept these things in me, then I’m thinking I have more tolerance for other people and their actions.
I have a lot to learn about practicing a grateful life. One area I’m working on is being purposefully kind to others. I have a tendency to use sarcasm or jokes with people and forget to just be simple and kind as well.
I was just reflecting on this. I’m a teacher and the gap in what people have has really been magnified during COVID 19. Some people have each other and not much else – no home, little food, and little connection. I’ve been reflecting on how we can be decent to each other and support respectable living and community access.
I feel like slowing down and paying attention to quality time, quiet time, and being in the moment. Slowing down to be aware of beauty, truth, and goodness and be grateful for it all.
Children. When I watch children they have more ability to adapt, understand, and grow than adults give them credit. I’m hopeful that I learn from my children more every day.
I’ve been surprised that “in general”, after watching the government operate for years (and complain about them in so many areas) people still trust government recommendations for health and nutrition. Instead of trusting a vast history of nutrition and health information that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Not trying to be political at all but have noticed that health and nutrition awareness is connected so close to being grateful for what is simply available to us in this amazing world.
This seems like the early morning club. Count me in. I love the stillness of morning too – from my days of having my paper route many years ago. I like being outside in the morning, I often do morning yoga and training outside. I like staring up at the sky and getting the morning light.
It feels like a “letting go” prompt to me at first glance. Do I need to know all the news today or is it ok to not know all the updates today – put my newsfeed away and not know what is going on.
I recall a conversation I had years ago with an older woman. There was a big local news story everyone was talking about – when I brought up the news story she was unaware of it – she was happy and peaceful and curious about the story, but had no idea about it. I...
I recall a conversation I had years ago with an older woman. There was a big local news story everyone was talking about – when I brought up the news story she was unaware of it – she was happy and peaceful and curious about the story, but had no idea about it. I got the impression that she didn’t follow “the news”. It seemed she had let go of absorbing all the information available and took in what was useful to her. She was so peaceful, smiling and genuine.
I get up early and have time to tend to myself. I give myself time first to exercise, think, plan. Going outside by myself is always a goal too.
I’m a teacher and dad to 3 young kids. I spend a lot of time giving directions and feedback. I realize this, and it can be very effective in accomplishing a lot of goals. Children listen to me and complete tasks. I think that is more for my benefit to reach my goal for them.
I wonder, with this prompt, if I shift the focus to student’s happiness or my children’s joy how that might shift our time home during COVID. We still have academics to learn but if I can bring s...
I wonder, with this prompt, if I shift the focus to student’s happiness or my children’s joy how that might shift our time home during COVID. We still have academics to learn but if I can bring some joy that will probably make it a bit easier to accomplish the academic goals.
My wife and I have also been running a bit scattered at home. We have a good routine but we need to focus on each other more. I’ll schedule a date night at home and have some time together.
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