*sniff* *sneeze* *cough*
It’s that time of year again. When the Hades-esque south Texas temps drop around 60 degrees, from the 100′s/80′s to days at 70 and overnight temps in the upper 30′s/low 40′s. Downright freezing for anyone who has had the privilege of acclimating!
Normally not such a big deal but throw in the stress from the tech apocalypse, normal multitasking single-parent stuff, legal junk with the family, and a few other things and presto! I have the flu.
As if I needed one more thing to come at me.
In spite of what probably sounds like whining, I’m still trying to take care of bidness. Business as usual will have to wait but bidness ab un-oosual marches on.
Honestly, I blame myself for getting sick. I stopped my DDP Yoga for Life Challenge in conjunction with the juice reboot, the Daily Prayer Walk, my weekly Family Empowerment calls, and even taking my vitamins!
Not because I didn’t want to be healthy but because I was just too busy.
Those things may have felt like work, like a burden on an already taxed schedule and body, but I need them. I need my health. I need my sanity and I need my spirit renewed often because I don’t just reach out to others with my mouth. I reach out with my soul! I mean, why be fake or superficial when I personally dislike that kind of interaction from others, you know?
The weekly Family Empowerment and Daily Prayer Walk calls are just as much for my benefit as they are for anyone that listens in. The encouragement and connection that happens during those sessions helps me to keep going. Helps me to feel like I am making a difference somehow, encouraging others to be the best person – the best them/you/me – that we can be.
It’s not my place to say what someone does is right or wrong or that any particular religion or creed is “the one” (I don’t even have a denomination/religion). My place is coming from the “we’re all messing up somehow or other” camp and let’s focus on the Silver Lining Moments in our situations. Learn, grow, help each other move on and up.
So in spite of everything that has happened in the past few months, from battling for my domains to losing my technology in a freak electrical/phone zap and now battling my body just to get out of bed, I am not giving up. In fact, I’ve actually gained clarity!
Clarity about what I will be doing in 2013 and what things are totally non-negotiable. Self-care, spiritual renewal, homeschooling, parenting (duh, right? LOL), and continuing to encourage and support everyone who crosses my path.
Literally becoming the pebble in the pond. Just like I pledged I would in my university entrance essay years ago. =)
Today, I challenge you to look at your own life and determine which activities are vital to your well-being. Are you taking care of you?
Wishing you much peace, happiness, and success,