I think this one is pretty simple, but it bears repeating. When you’re not feeling well, when you’re not good to yourself- it really seems like everything suffers and not just you. I spent a few days battling a pretty hefty migraine and only after a very strong shot of something fierce was I able to enjoy even the lowest of lighting, softest of sounds, and faintest smells. It’s at these times when you most strongly wish that everything would just “feel better”. And when you finally do get back to decent health, you take it for granted. So today, I’m saying thank you- body, mind, etc. for working hard together and making it possible to enjoy and accomplish all of the things I set out to.
After two years in-doors, finding myself weak and incapable of the things I loved, I have still forgotten how fantastic it feels to be healthy. Today, I am thankful for my health.
I’m beginning a mental fast. I know you haven’t seen me in quite some time, so the short of it is this: life is too busy and things that shouldn’t run into each other are now full-fledge encroaching on each other. My work, my personal life, my side work, my art- is all melding and though, in the past I’ve welcomed this with open arms, it seems that nowadays they aren’t playing too well together.
So, I proposed a mental fast, of sorts. And I’ll admit to taking some inspiration from Enna, and some from this local gal, but in general I want to cleanse my mind of negative thoughts, refine my routines so that I’m not appointment-to-appointment-to deadline- to whatever running around and can focus on the important things.
(I’m rambling; time to wrap it up!)
What am I thankful for today? This may seem counterproductive, but today I am thankful for my job and the freedom it gives me to be creative, to satisfy that inner urge to fix things creatively, and of course the paycheck that lets me live where I want to live.
>>From now on, I’ll be taking a quick five minutes (when I can, still no laptop!) to write every day about one thing I’m so glad and thankful for.