We have the opportunity on the daily to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Whether one goes through their day searching for good deeds to be done,
or simply takes advantage of random opportunities to spread love,
every action (or inaction) has a resounding impact.
The question is: Is your impact today going to be positive, negative, or indifferent?
I have been told that one person can't make a difference.
I affectionately call these people "dummies"...
Those who actively try to hold the rest of us down,
those who would rather watch you drown than help you soar, those who can't grasp the power of positivity to create change.
Whether it's a great recipe found, or an uplifting story to share, you can be sure to find it here.
Let's start a Positivity Revolution, and drown out the dumb!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Deep Thought Saturday

My therapist says that "Mindfulness" is the key to unlocking my past and moving forward. Yes, I go to therapy, and double yes, I freaking love it. There are some hidden gems I'd like to uncover, but mostly, it's just about staying on the path to being a better me. Therapy forces me to take a beat and listen to what I'm truly feeling, instead of just going through the motions. Like most of us, most of my days are go-go-go from the time my alarm rings until my head hits the pillow at night. There are never ever enough hours in the day, and it's so easy to put yourself at the veeeeery bottom of your "take care of" list. Oh! And I'm also crazy A.D.D., so although I might be high-energy, I also get distracted by shiny things. :)

Mindfulness is something I've been half-assed trying to get into for the past 8 months. The beginning of my Mindfulness Journey is to take time every single day to sit still (boo) for 15 minutes (an eternity) and clear my mind (nearly impossible). I just got done with my first sesh, and near the 12-minute mark, I started getting really antsy. But, I focused on four breaths in, eight out, and forced myself not to fidget until I heard the timer go off. And I feel good! I wanna run around like a 3-year old with my arms flailing about, but I feel good.

Another part of my self-care to-do's is one I made up myself (therapist approved). Everyone knows the saying that if you don't love yourself, you can't love someone else, or accept their love. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that my past failed relationships might support this theory. So, I'm starting 30 days of self-love...Not the dirty kind (haha), but taking one thing that I love about myself every day and posting it. I'm not sharing these things to brag about how great I think I am, but I need to share it to prove to myself that this is not shameful. You can check out my album on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

So, there you go. Deep thoughts for a Saturday morning.