I thought the mention of a middle finger
would get your attention! We're always looking for a good "shooting the bird" story but that's not really what this is. Stay with me.
If you are able to read this, that means you're alive and it's already a good day for the most part. Right?! I'm
excited about everything for no particular reason. I feel
grateful and aware of what life has to offer!
I'm challenging YOU to do
the same! Don't you dare stick that middle finger up at me! Yes, it's still early in the day but I want to get your attention before
the hustle of the world completely takes over. As parents, employers/employees, etc, we are always busting our butts to "do" for
someone else. Today, however, is all about YOU!
you are, take the time to whisper a word of "thanks" for your life (no
matter how insane it is). Treat yourself to a good, healthy meal. TASTE & CHEW your food instead of inhaling it! Put on clothing that makes you feel comfortable but confident in your own skin. Now grab that "smell good" oil, lotion, perfume, or cologne. Ahhh. Doesn't it feel wonderful? Don't forget the deodorant. Nothing like a whiff of bad underarm odor to kick you out of Utopia!
outside and really look at the beauty of nature. I'll bet that all you usually notice is the number of state troopers you're dodging as you speed your way to work! Or, the people who "can't drive" and are clearly in your way! I haven't always been a SAHM. I know the road rage battle all too well! But when you pay attention, you see that trees, plants, clouds, the sun, animals, and the like, really. do. exist. You may even hear birds chirping.
For all you grumpies out there, put the guns down! The birds are
suppose to do that! Who knew?!
Note to self: Wake up & pay attention! Slow down. Breathe.
In all seriousness, be good to
yourself today! Allow yourself to smile. When you feel the need to yell
at someone, especially those cubs, make a different choice instead. Don't worry, that's a hard one for me
too. I know I'm pushing my luck here!
If you can't get outside to do anything, take a minute to breathe deeply. It can be quite relaxing. For those of you with a bit more flexibility, read a book, take a nap, meditate (if you can stay awake).
Meditation puts my sleep-deprived booty in a coma! Shave your entire leg ladies instead of just the bottom half! LOL! Clip a
nail or two guys. I'm sure a girl somewhere will appreciate it!
Whatever you choose to do, remember to live in that moment! Don't
allow your mind to wander off to plans for next week or to the dinner
you're making for tomorrow. And by all means, when someone says "Have a good day!", return the gesture. KEEP THOSE MIDDLE FINGERS DOWN!!!
you can do it.
Have you taken time out for yourself lately? What do you do to relax and get centered? Share it with me in the comments. I'm always in search of ways to just "chill out" and breathe! Don't forget to subscribe! I wouldn't want you missing out on any posts. As always, thanks for reading. Stick around and catch up on posts you may have missed. Your support is appreciated!
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