I’ve been really feeling the changing of the seasons, the shifts in life and truly becoming more aware of what’s all around.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirl.
The constant comparing, the worry, the it’s not fair mentality.
As much as I try not to, I can fall victim to the negative swoop that surrounds us all.
We all do.
But time and time again, I go back to center. The tools that I learned (and lived) with Lindsay Preston over the Spring and Summer continue to save and service me over and over again. When I feel stressed, less than, anxious, upset, mad or frustrated I lean in. I get quiet. I realize that my problems are not too big. I see others with far worse than I. I write. I journal. I walk outside. I breathe. I move my body. I count my blessings and list the 5 things I am grateful for every.stinking.morning. (Thank you Hollis Co.)
Nothing is too big, and we must remember that we are not alone, though alone we may feel. The universe guides us, subtle and quiet, or sometimes with great force. You are exactly where you need to be at the exact right time.
The only thing you must remember, is that you must not quit.
As Oprah says, “What is the next right move?”
Don’t think about tomorrow, next month or next year.
When frazzled, go ahead and talk out loud or grab a piece of paper.
Get the crazy mumbled thoughts out of your head and just breathe.
I am loving this Autumn for so many reasons, but mostly because it’s slowing me down and making me acutely aware of how precious life is. In just a few days, trees go from vibrant greens to euphoric reds, orange and yellows…to brown and bare. It is a season of collecting thoughts, pinecones, leaves, memories. I find myself taking more photos with our ‘nice’ camera as if I’m trying to pause time itself. I’m relishing the warm/cool walks with my family and dogs.
Above all, be grateful.
When all else fails, there is truly always something to be grateful for.
Whether is a pumpkin cold foam iced soy chai or your precious babies–
Getting grateful is the gateway to happiness, joy & loving your life.
What are you grateful for today?