Okay, so I'm not bright eyed and bushy tailed but....wait....truth be told, I'm still achy, I don't feel back to my more peppy self - wait truth be told - I'm peppy in mind mostly - not in body...wait...oh for goodness sake! I'm just feeling good AS IS.
Yes, my right hand still really hurts. I'm having an arthritis flare up. It has gotten me down a few times, mostly when I try to open doors, open jars, reach for something, pick our little dog up - you know - when I USE MY RIGHT HAND TO FUNCTION!
However.....it is what it is and I'm trying to groove along with it.
Some good things have been happening too. It's funny - I realize I can choose to ONLY focus on the crappy stuff - and just live there and marinate in it - OR - I can say yeah, sure that....that....and THAT is annoying, frustrating, and sad - but this....this....and THIS....is pretty good, I feel blessed, and hey....I'm feeling happy in this moment.
I'm still using my new beauty care products. I've been emailing Nancy at Botanic Organic about my fun adventures with her products. She's enjoying this just as much as me. She says it thrills her to hear people's experiences and impressions of the products. So it's a win win for both of us. I'm having a great time with the products, it's been such a pleasure getting to know Nancy, I feel honored she shares her life stories with me, AND she says it makes her happy to hear me happy. I figure she gets more proof she's doing a great job and bringing joy to people's lives with good quality products. Gotta love all that right?
So this morning, I woke up and I was thinking good. How about that? I wasn't exactly feeling good - but I was thinking good. I was up, out and I did my podcast. Here it is:
Ooooooh, along with this fun project/adventure I'm having figuring out my beauty care routine - I'm going to start another one. I realize I have too much stuff. I have clothes I really don't like anymore, don't feel good on me, or I look at some of it and think - well I might wear that someday. But do I need or want all of this crap? So I'm going to trying clothes on, take a pic and show you all - you can give me your feedback - unless I've made a firm decision to toss or keep it.
So, I started with these red sunglasses. I like them because they are big and they provide sun coverage. I love the red. They make me feel sassy. But I'm not sure if they work for me. What do you think? Ooooh, I got a little scared. What if you hate them? Okay, even if you hate them, I'll keep them. I like them and they don't take up much room.
I found this fabulous quote on a fellow Instagramer's page and I just loved it. I felt like it matched what I was feeling and wrote about in yesterday's blog. So I added that in, pulled up the fun photo grid app and voila!
Not only do we deserve to give our bodies respect, our minds could use some of that too. We should allow ourselves to soak in the happy moments. We should respect ourselves enough to know, when things get rough or tough, that is really the time to beef up the self care and self love routine. That's my thinkin' and I'm stickin' with it!
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