A Little Gratitude Goes A Long Way!
Last week was one of those weeks where the sh*t hit the fan! A week where I had to completely surrender and let go of any foreseeable outcome that was the original game plan. And this couldn't have come at a worse time; we have a ton of family stuff going on at the moment, I had a full week scheduled at the salon, coaching clients scheduled, and other obligations that included subbing a yoga class for Kasey, and our workshop at the end of the week.
I had to let go of all expectations,of how things should be; and focus on what was happening at the moment.
I had to let go of trying to make sense of it all;and helping others make sense of it all, too;
"How could this happen to you? You are so healthy?!?"
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As I let go of expectations and trying to make sense of it all, I also tried to stay true to my core values, and the fact that what I was experiencing was happeningforme and nottome. This experience allowed me to really dig deep and see what I was made of; to let my true self emerge even more.
I also got a chance to see what really mattered, what shit I needed to let go of; and how this experience told me it was time to do so.
I am totally human, and there was one point where I was just over itand loosing sight that there was light at the end of the tunnel. Usually when I get caught up in my head, I go through my gratitude list in my mind, and that helps, but it wasn't cutting it this time.
I knew I needed help in changing my attitudebecause it was crucial in my recovery, and my mental health and well being, so I reached out to my BFF, and said, "I am having a rough time here, help me see what I am grateful for!"
When they came back with a few things, I was being a little rebellious If you've been hanging with me long enough, you know how much of a rebellious streak I have at times
I was like, "So?!?"
This person knows me like a book, and wasn't gonna let me get off that easy.
"So? That's worth a ton! Plus the fact that you are loved by so many people that have really stepped up to show you just how much they love you, especially this week!"
When I heard that it brought tears to my eyes....it reminded me not to loose sight of the little things and brought my perspective to what is really important; my core values of connection and love!
And now I make it a point when I tell someone"thank you," I follow it up with, "I really appreciate what you did"
A little gratitude always goes a long way....