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Spring has Sprung

This may be my favorite time of year, cool in the morning, warm enough to lay on my deck in the evening and play a few rounds of UNO with my children (they even let me win from time to time). The pollen is coating everything, but I am not sweating yet, so YAY! I am not a fan of freezing and I am not a fan of sweating in non workout clothes, like what is the point of getting dressed and putting on makeup?! There is something about the sun starting to warm everything up that makes me feel a hundred times better than a few weeks ago when I was still shivering on my morning runs.

Seeing the good in the world

Last week a man filled with hate, went into 2 mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and opened fire, he killed 51 people and injured dozens others, their crime was simply being of a religion he did not agree with or understand and of a race he did see as worthy of life. The hate no longer surprises me, I wish it did, I wish it shocked me and made me slump down in tears, but the truth is if I went down that road, I would never get up.

 

Today is a good day to have a good day

Upon waking up, the instant your brain starts firing, decide in that moment, today is my day, it is a good day and I have decided no matter what happens it will still be a good day. Having a good day is a choice. If you are one of those rare people who wake up happy and beaming, good for you! I am officially jealous and/or disgusted, maybe both, because I have to make an effort every Single day to try and wake up and set a positive outlook goal for the day. I don't bound out of bed, I sit and convince myself to get a grip and get my workout clothes on and get a move on.

 

What Do I NEED, Not what do I WANT

So often we frame our life in terms of what we want out of it, what we expect out of it, we rarely look at our life in terms of, “What do I need right now, in the next week, next month, next year, the next 5 years…?” It is a very different way of looking at things, instead of grandiose dreams we become more present, our answers are more done to earth, it can be that at this moment you need some food, it can be an amazing 5 star restaurant meal or it can be something more humble, such as a PB&J, it is about the food, the need for nourishment at this moment.

When everything is NOT coming up roses

Each of us work so, so hard to live a good life, a life of merit and worth. To be the best spouse, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, mother, child, employee that we can possibly be. We try to smile, we try to give a little of our time and money to organizations we deem worthy. We try to sit on the sidelines and cheer for our children. We try to do better than our parents and grandparents. We try and try and try and sometimes, or maybe often, life seems to throw back our best efforts and leave us bereft of all we are working towards.

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