Birthday Reflections Bring Life's Lessons
Today is my birthday!
With that said, I'd love to share my gratitude for the amazing community of health seekers that you are. It is a true joy to walk along this path of wellness with you. You're an inspiration each day that you dedicate to self love and vibrant vitality- plus you're uplifting those around you! #winwin
There's so much to learn in life. What a wild ride! One of the practices I started a while ago was journaling on my birthday... today I'm sharing this with you all! (#eeek!) A bit out of my comfort zone to share my journal with the world, but they say it's good to move outside of our comfort zones and try something new, right? ;)
As I reflect this full moon morning with pup junior snuggled up next to me (cuddle buddies are the best) and the sun rising over the sea… I am reminded of the following:
Health is the greatest wealth.
Self love is the path to true love.
Life is better when shared with community.
Living below my means leads to less stress.
There’s always time for a tender conversation.
It is necessary and fruitful to “keep it good and to keep it real.” (1)
Love and the supernatural operate on the same frequency.
You can become nothing but more beautiful.
I am the only person who will always love myself, never leave myself, and always take care of myself. (2)
Most marriages don’t last, but the ones that do practice communication, respect, and commitment.
Practicing gratitude is the quickest way to happiness,
And having a pet is a close second.
Jumping in the ocean for a morning swim is my favorite way to start the day.
It not what you say, but how you say it that matters. (3)
Money does not equate to success,
but leaving the world better than you found it (while enjoying the process) does.
I never regret working out.
People won’t remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel. (4)
9 times out of 10, “Yes!” is the right answer.
“Unplug” days are absolutely critical to survive. (5)
Taking the time to reflect on the past and dream for the future, is time well spent.
It truly doesn’t matter what other people think of me.
The external reflects the internal: honor my possessions, environment, and home.(6)
If I am going through Hell, I need to keep going. (7)
Sometimes, bad things happen to good people.
Small random acts of kindness make the whole world a better place. (8)
Breathe, stretch, drink water, eat nourishing food, give thanks, learn something new, do something good, & love something fully = a life well lived.
Baby steps lead to massive changes overtime, for better or worse. Step wisely. (9)
Pause often and ask for guidance.
Remember the fleeting nature of it all… embrace today.
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(1) Thank you Claire Dederer (Book: Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses)
(2) Thank you Elizabeth Gilbert (Book: Eat, Pray, Love)
(3) Thank you Dad
(4) Thank you Teach For America.
(5) Unplug = turn off all screens and technology for a day. No phone, computer, TV, etc. Play in nature, read, be with loved ones, smell the roses, etc.
(6) Thank you Marie Kondo (Book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up).
(7) Thank you Winston Churchill.
(8) Thank you Mom.
(9) Thank you Darren Hardy (Book: The Compound Effect)