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Living a worthy life

Even in a pandemic, time goes marching on. If you are in the South, school has started once again. In our household, that meant recycling a whole lot of notebooks and spiral pads, setting up a workstation at home and making sure all the technology had the wifi password saved. It also meant we didn’t need to go back to school shopping (SCORE) and whether or not our kiddos will ever see inside a classroom again, well, that is very much up in the air. For now we leave our kids plugged into a computer where they can virtually connect to their friends and teachers and just marvel that technology allows all this to be possible!

In a few short weeks, those of us 18 and older get to do something truly awesome, we get to vote for the person who will Preside over our Country for the next 4 years. We don’t know about you, but the privilege and power of voting gives us the chills! It is a privilege that for Women came about just 100 years ago with the ratification of the 19th amendment. Even more shocking and bitterly sad, it wasn’t until 1966, only 54 years ago, that African Americans had the ability to vote anywhere in the US without ridiculous and punitive rules that had historically been used to prevent them from exercising their legal right to vote!

“This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. And we celebrate the women who fought for that right.
Yet so many of the Black women who helped secure that victory were still prohibited from voting, long after its ratification.
But they were undeterred.
Without fanfare or recognition, they organized, testified, rallied, marched, and fought—not just for their vote, but for a seat at the table. These women and the generations that followed worked to make democracy and opportunity real in the lives of all of us who followed.” -Kamala Harris

Our lives may never take us into politics or even into a room where vital decisions are made, but every day holds potential, even if your only and very important title is CEO of your little family, your life matters so much! You are shaping little humans who will go out and run the world, what a truly awesome responsibility. Making good decisions for yourself in terms of getting help for a mental illness or maintaining your sobriety, or for a myriad of other issues you might be struggling with may seem mundane. But that could not be further from the truth, you are mirroring self care for your children to see and emulate, you are setting such an awesome example for them to follow!

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.” -Shannon L. Alder

Everyone’s lives contain sections of which we aren’t proud of, but know this, we all make mistakes. Some are big and others are even bigger, but that is real life amazing members, real life is messy and amazing and full of both pain and beauty. In our own way and in our own time, we learn how to stay on or create a better path, it just takes some of us a little longer than others to get there.

"History will point out some of the things I did wrong and some of the things I did right."George H. W. Bush

When we fail it feels like we can’t find our footing, that when we relapse or our therapist quits or moves, or we can’t find balance with our eating, or we can’t find the strength to be our true selves; that we never will or that it will never work out, so why keep trying? The reason, because things worth doing don’t come easy. Life isn’t always fun, it isn’t always pleasant, it isn’t even always manageable. But what life does promise is another day to either improve or make more bad decisions, so why not work towards a good life, a step forward, a step towards making things good, a day where you can be proud of yourself!

“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are — without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.” -Debbie Ford

As always, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey!
All the best-Team SG

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