Friday nights!

Oh Friday, how I missed you.

You wake up Friday morning and feel a little hopeful; tomorrow is Saturday and you can sleep in or do whatever you want.

We made it thru another week. Maybe nothing spectacular happened but hey, we’re still alive so we should celebrate ourselves.

I appreciate everything I have and all the people in my life. I appreciate that I have a job, even though I have to deal with assholes and the commute sucks . I appreciate I have a nice decent house to call my home , food on my table and decent health.

I appreciate my dog doesn’t eat my couch while I am at work and that my back doesn’t hurt every day.  I appreciate when I am left alone with my thoughts.

I am alive and I appreciate that.

Fridays for me bring everything into perspective ; a constant reminder to appreciate everything that I have and everything that I am.

Celebrate life and yourself by doing something you love… I love dancing !!

What about you???

 

Courage

miuWe are not what happens to us.

We all had some distressful traumatic events in our lives at some point. Something that caused us stress and lots of suffering, but we don’t have to carry that with us for the rest of our lives… we don’t have to let it define us.

Part of getting older and maturing is learning how to let go of baggage , like heavy rocks sinking in a deep lake. Let it go and let it settle.

Courage is a rewarding emotion.  A pat on the back for doing something hard, making a hard decision, making the right choice in an uncomfortable situation or taking a risk.

 

Feed this emotion as often as possible , it only makes you stronger and improves the quality of your life!

 

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The drawing used for this post was done by me !

“This Way ” –

You!

There’s only one YOU! Recognize how precious that is.

It is very sad to see people struggling to accept themselves. We are all different but also the same.

I won’t let society tell me who I am or who I should be. I am who I am and accepting that is very liberating.

We are only different in our looks. Brown skin, blond hair, blue eyes, white skin , black hair, green eyes…and all the different variations of hair, skin and eye colors.

It is how we evolved, just like cats and dogs and everything else. We look different but we all need the same conditions to survive.

So who cares what color is your skin? or hair? or if you are tall or short? or if you like to dress up everyday or wear jeans and flip-flops.

It’s who you are that matters most and how you treat others. Who you are without any labels or titles or names.

We also have different  body shapes and there’s not one better than the other.

If you are overweight you can work on that, it’s not terminal but it takes work. If you are too thin, you can work on that also. But it all starts with accepting yourself first and then working on achieving the best version of yourself .

There’s not one look fits all !!  Appreciate others and their looks. Compliment others and yourself. Help others love themselves by first loving yourself.

 

“A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” 

 

 

Guilt

  ” A guilty conscience feels continual fear ” 

Where is guilt coming from? Is it from choosing to act a certain way or do something  knowing we shouldn’t ?

Actions have consequences and regrets are poisonous.

I work with a few assholes, women assholes. They like to pick on anything they can to hurt me even a little bit.. on purpose , then they ask for my help. They really suck!

I choose to help them every time.

Why? Because I know I can help them and choosing not to because I don’t like them would make me feel guilty . I like to sleep well at night with a clear conscience.

I understand that most negative feelings  steam from some form of disappointment. In personal life, appearances or just plain denial of present circumstances.

It is probably easier to find another miserable asshole, band together and be jerks. It is easier than working out your own issues because that would take some work and discipline and it might feel uncomfortable.

Everyday  you wake up  you can start over again ….and again even if you were an asshole yesterday, you can still turn it around if you really want to.

 

“Short is the road that leads from fear to hatred”

 

Patience

” Young plants can not be forced to grow by stretching them”

Our minds can help us or hurt us. It all depends on how disciplined we are.

I remember when I was about 10 I was waiting with my family for a train at the train station. The train was almost an hour late and we were bored. I remember thinking “well this sucks but what  can I do about it? ” anything else than patience was pointless and I knew that.  So we  just waited and made the best of it.

My mom raised us with sayings like” you have to move on” and ” nothing you can do about it now” so we became resilient. What a great and vital skill. Thanks mom!

Roll with the punches, find your patience and be kind .

We only live ones, don’t you want the best for yourself and others?

“All rivers run to the sea”

Simple steps

When did we become so obsessed with how and when to eat, when and how much water to drink ?

You should eat more beans according to your blood type…what? “

It feels like everyday there’s an article  contradicting something you just read the other day.

Something that was good for you is actually bad now and you should never eat it again!!

Chaos!

People chugging 3 gallons of water a day!! But are you thirsty?

We should eat 2..no 3..well actually 5 small meals per day is better than 3 or is it the other way around??

What?

I like to keep it simple! I eat when I am hungry, drink when I am thirsty and sleep when I feel like it.

We are resilient creatures.