I choose to be my peaceful self.
Negative self-talk. I enjoy retirement but constantly feel that I am not doing enough, I’m lazy, etc. Even my dreams are filled with activities that I “should be doing!”
It helps me to slow down, breathe, become aware of the self talk and become present again in this moment.
I am called to be caring and kind to others. To avoid talking about others, and complaining about minor things. I have so much to be grateful for when I remember to focus on that.
I haven’t done that for a long time. I will start today–this is a beautiful idea.
I have a weekly beer with a group of friends whom I love dearly. Because I had had a migraine earlier in the day yesterday, I didn’t drink any alcohol, and was pleasantly surprised how clear headed I felt when we got up to leave! Even though I don’t ever drink more than 1, it does affect me. Something to ponder…
My husband, who suffers from chronic pain. He tells me often how much harder his life would be without my love.
To know that I am helping someone is a great gift.
While we may have all come from the same source we are not the same. We make choices throughout our lifetimes that take us down different paths. Some choose well, many do not. Many have no choice at all.
The fact that so many people are getting vaccinated for Covid. My second shot is today–Yay!
After years of being hurt by a neglectful friend, I finally was able to detach from the situation (using the AA concept of detachment). It has brought me a lot of peace.
A life of purpose, helping others. I am deeply grateful.
I am appreciating time. I retired recently and love that I can establish my own daily rhythms. It is helping me understand what is truly important.
The gifts of compassion and forgiveness from people I hurt, knowingly or not.
“It is what it is.”
It really all comes down to this, especially when I am fuming about something. Better to let it go.
Looking out my window at the trees and birds flitting about, while squirrels walk the power line. A beautiful sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest!
Wow, this really made me think. “Gratitude, if left unemployed, can be a selfish emotion.” It is something to live by. Thank you.
I could not agree more, Kevin. It is shameful how we pour money into the military while people go hungry and unhoused.
I am so sorry. I know about that kind of disappointment. My heart goes out to you.
My husband has lived with chronic back and shoulder pain for a long time. He has found ways to cope, as you have, but it does wear a person down. He is a loner by nature and the pain has forced him to go even further inside. I grieve for all the things we used to do together, as he does, like hike and travel. I wish you the best, Kevin.
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