My October has been filled to overfull limits with stress. And I’m not seeing any relief once the month dawns into November.
In 2012, during the month of November I did 30 Thankful Days. It ended up being a difficult month for me, focusing on being thankful was beneficial. I’ve decided to carry on this tradition in 2013. Beginning November first I will be sharing gifts each day.
I would love for you to join me.
(image from pinterest)
I am getting ready to plunge into a maddening week at work. Plus my personal life doesn’t allow for lazy evenings this week. Amid my usual week night responsibilities of making dinner, plus my endeavors to write every night, I also have to make cupcakes for a bake sale at work, think through what I’m taking on vacation with me the end of next week. Plus that elusive thing they call sleep.
So even in the midst of this hectic week, I will strive for at least a few minutes of breathing and self care. Because it is true, all we do have is the now. I can live in each moment or I can let it fly by me so fast that when there does finally come time to breathe I’ve forgotten how to do so.
In less than two weeks I will be with women of my sister tribe. I am looking forward with great anticipation to the time spent with them. To receive what they so often pour into my life. This will be a retreat in so many ways.
0682 The sun glowing behind the mountains
0683 Taking the day slowly
0684 Homemade chicken nuggets
0685 Coworkers who send me images that make me go awwwwwwww because I really, really need images that make you go awwwwwwww
0686 A reminder to myself to breathe
0687 Seeing the sky aflame
0688 Saying yes to a new adventure
0689 Hiding out in the bathroom at 10:30 PM writing words as furiously as they come so I don’t lose them.
0690 Being told I belong
0691 Ice cream sandwiches on date night
0692 Committing to do a 5k
0693 Finally getting new glasses
0694 Friday night at home
0695 Working with a couple of women who can make me laugh & appreciate they are my co-workers
0696 Getting my groceries done a day early, so I can spend Sunday relaxing
0697 Waking up to rain that wasn’t in the forecast
0698 Chipping only a filling and not a crown
0699 Getting four weeks of my husband’s breakfast made
0700 Detours for coffee
0701 Can of soup & packet of saltines in my desk at work
0702 Earl Grey Tea Lattes (these have become a weekly routine)
0703 Words of wisdom
0704 Little gifts for those I love
0705 A friend getting ready to head back to Moldova
0706 Stealing a friend’s idea for tagging bake sale items
Will you join me in dedicating time out of each day this week for at least a few minutes of self care?
Prudence is a 30-something writer who lives in Arizona with her husband Shawn and their chihuahuas Lengua and Zeus. She writes her life, her experiences and her crawl back to hope. Eventually, she hopes to visit India – a place that’s captured her heart without ever stepping foot on the soil.