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Sunday self care (5)

Today is Veterans day here in the US. We honor those who have served to protect and defend our nation and it’s people. I’m so grateful to live in a country where I’m free to make my own choices and live the life I chose. We are so used to having our freedoms we don’t often think enough about the sacrifices made to obtain and keep them. Today we do. Flags go up, cemeteries are visited and decorated and we thank our veterans.

As I’m getting to enjoy a weekend with daughter at college, I wasn’t thinking much about this. But because of others sacrifices, I was able to drive my own car, 5 hours away from home, by myself, eat where I choose, walk around the park, enjoy a lovely afternoon and evening… At complete peace about my safety.

To all those who don’t have this luxury and it should be a right but I acknowledge it isn’t for some… May you continue to find ways to be free. May you continue to seek personal ways to find that peace within yourself. I hope all those who don’t have these same “freedoms”, keep pushing and fighting for them.

Today I honor all veterans and remember my freedoms are due to their sacrifices.

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Sunday self care (4)

Today as I woke up, walked downstairs and headed to the garage to get my workout in, I stopped to look around. I noticed the kitchen is clean. There are flowers on the table. My books piled next to my chair. My son’s bookbag in the corner. I see a beautiful collection of family and those I love.

I thought today’s quote applied to how I was feeling as I looked around. I try to focus on the good my life is filled with now. Just a year ago I was in a different mental space. Many of the same things were present in my life, but I didn’t pay attention. Now, its a daily goal to highlight what is good, everywhere in my life. Not thinking about solving everything or everyone’s issues. But taking the moments to be present and to fill my life up with good things. Every time I do this, I’m leaning into the pile of good that is my life.

What can you add to your pile of good today? This week? Keep adding just one thing, soon it will be so big you have to climb over the pile to find bad. Not in life; bad things still come, but when standing on top of your good pile, your soul and spirit are bolstered up to handle it.

I hope you find good today.

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Sunday self care (3)

I love this quote. It is simple and direct and speaks to how I hope to live my life. Not sure I’ll ever fully get there, but I can say everyday lately, I am joyful. Not every moment, for tough things hit, but my spirit is filled with joy more and more. As I work on choosing it, as I seek it and as I focus on creating more joy, more joy finds me.

May joy be as yours as well.