I refuse to do any numbers this week..as I’m in the thick of my cycle.
However, I’ve made it to the mat 3 times this past week.
Been in bed by 9pm, 5 out of 7 days.
I’ve read 2 more books. Which takes me to 18 out of 50 for my yearly goal.
I’ve written in my gratitude journal every single day. As well as sharing gratitude regularly.
I’m more than 2 months smoke free.
I’m very relaxed even though, I’m in the home stretch of preparing for our roadtrip to Florida that commences in 2 days. THAT is true wellness right there.
How have you been practicing wellness this week?
I read the other day that we abuse ourselves for our mistakes more than anyone else ever will. That we will attack ourselves, make ourselves suffer repeatedly for the same wrongdoing. Give yourself some Grace!
You can only control 2 things in your life. Your attitude and your effort!
“In the end, only kindness matters.” Jewel
I read the book “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)” yesterday. I had been wanting to read it for years, but kept forgetting about it. Finally, yesterday I read it from cover to cover. I believe that I wasn’t meant to read it until now. That it wasn’t until now that I would have been able to take away from the book what was truly meant to be learned.
First Agreement: Be impeccable with your word. That means you need to hold yourself to the highest standards when it comes to what you are thinking and saying. Speaking with Intention. This can certainly mean that sometimes you are going to speak your truth and it isn’t pretty. We don’t lie, we don’t cover up, we hold ourselves to the highest of standards and say that things that are on our mind. Find the joy in your words and worry less about the response you going to get. (This doesn’t mean go ahead and be an asshole.)
Second Agreement: Don’t take anything personally. When someone says something really rude and insulting to you, remember that is saying something about them, not you! When individuals are scared, threatened or jealous and speak that into the universe that is on them. We don’t need to fall victim to things that we can’t control.
Third Agreement: Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions, get the answers. Don’t assume that you know it all or more to the point that others understand exactly what it is you mean or want. This is often the trouble in intimate personal relationships. We assume that because someone knows us so well, they should know exactly what we want and what we mean ALL THE TIME. This is virtually impossible. So make sure that you are understanding and being understood. You will be able to avoid so many conflicts with just this one agreement.
Four Agreement: Always do your best. If you seek to always do your best then the first three agreements will fall into place. Your best can certainly change. When you are feeling well, when you are sick or the amount of resources that you have available to you. In each and every moment if you are doing your best, then that is just it, you are doing your best!
In 5 days most of our family is headed to Florida.
This includes my husband Paul, our six children, myself, sister and her 2 kids in one vehicle. My parents in another. Paul’s parents are flying down. Then lastly his brother, girlfriend and daughter.
The 18 of us are staying at 2 different places like 20 minutes apart from each other.
Yesterday we spent time talking to a lot of people, trying to get some things planned and figured out. Not only do we have 18 people headed down to Florida, but we had 3 other households we have to coordinate our children’s time with.
5 other parents giving up their time, helping us make it happen and working alongside us the last 15 months to make sure the kids have the vacation of a lifetime.
Paul and I are SOOOOO lucky. We both have parents whose main happiness in this world is seeing their grandchildren enjoy life. Not everyone is so lucky to plan a vacation where both sides of the family will be attending. In addition to our parents being incredible, we’ve somehow managed to have quality co-parenting relationships with our kids other parents.
Respectful, loving and kind relationships. Taking time to check in, asking opinions, sharing concerns and spreading love. In the last 48 hours I’ve texted with two of them ending the conversation with an I love you text and became Facebook friends with another. We’re doing something right.
Yesterday while the hubs was on the phone with my Mother in Law she said something to this effect “you fell into a pile of shit and came up smelling like roses.” In our past Paul and I have been in a few piles of shit, we have worked our asses off though and thankfully it smells more like roses now!
I absolutely LOVE our family. Both sets of our parents, our 6 children AND the 5 other parents outside this household that help make this work.
Take time today to slow down, savor and be happy!
The only person in charge of you is you!! The only things you can control are your attitude and your effort!
When you believe that things are bad, that’s all you will see.
So, stop complaining and manifest the CRAP out of your dreams.
What are the 5 things that I am loving on this week?
1. Diet Coke from 7-11. Yup, you read that right. I love fountain Diet Coke. I know that I shouldn’t, but man do I!
2. Getting ready for vacation. I love to plan and to organize. So, getting everything together for our trip that we leave on in 7 days is actually fun for me!
3. Amazon Prime. In getting ready for vacation you realize you need some things that you don’t have. So, I can get on my Amazon and order multiple items in a day if I need to. Swimsuits, sandals, shirts..you name it and they arrive in 48 hours. Plus, if for some reason they don’t fit, I can create a return label ASAP and then get a new item.
4. My public library. I have been a reading fiend this year. I have a stack of 6 books ready to come with me on my trip to Florida. I placed holds online and the lovely librarians at the library pulled them and I received a notice when they were ready. Better than that though, when my library doesn’t have them, they will request the book I want from another library within their network ❤
5. Tax returns!!! Just in time for our trip. We worked hard this year and even though, ideally you would like to have your money as you earn it, getting a return this year has really helped to ease the financial stress of our upcoming vacation.
What are you loving today??