Quote No.4 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.
I’d be lying if I said that today’s quote didn’t apply to me.
As a matter of fact Anne must have placed this quote right here especially for me to find it today!
It has been a challenging few days but I am in a good place thanks to a number of different things, namely,
The support of my wonderful family, good friends, time, acknowledging and accepting my emotions, owning my voice, speaking my truth, non-judgemental love allowing me accept that I can’t control how other people react but I can control how I react and accepting that my private logic is my perspective and that others are entitled to their private logic or their perspective too.
Knowing that “Each challenge helps you to grow” is a great insight and I am blessed being able to understand that without challenges we would never flourish or reach our potential. “Today is a good day. I Choose to make it so.”
Thank you Anne for this wonderful tool kit brimming with love, forgiveness, self-care reminders and boundless encouragement!
Quote No. 40 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.
‘Thank you,’ two simple words that are often not so simple to say. Sometimes we brush off a compliment rather than acknowledging it and saying thank you. Sometimes we have the best of intention but being busy or complacent, we neglect saying thank you for a kindness received. Remember “A simple thank you is all that is needed.”
Quote No.45 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.
Our beautiful weather of the past few weeks was such a blessing. We enjoyed many meals outdoors. The best temperature we noted was around 18 degrees, as nice as an average summer’s day. But that weather has changed to much cooler, 7 to 12 degrees and showery. There is a feel of winter back in it again. I’m challenging myself to find the positives in it, such as the freshness of the air after a heavy shower.
What positives are you noticing about today’s weather where you are?
To all who struggle with this pandemic or any chronic illness, this is for you, just know you are never alone, you are in the best of company…
It crumbles like sand
Overcome by a wave
Stealing your inspiration
Or your power to investigate.
Physical tasks must be trimmed
Right down to the quick,
Mental tasks tease,
Like a shadows in the sun
Now you see me…
now I’m gone!
So quickly it fades,
From functioning… To falter,
What felt like a good day or good hour,
consumed and usurped,
Leaving you literally stranded in the midst of stuff!
It dehydrates your thoughts,
It punctures and deflates,
She has you caught
Laughs and knows she’s fine,
while she has you there,
Then leaves you short
Refusing to repay the debt.
So does it defeat you
Steal from you and
Rob you blind?
Or can you befriend it?
Mould and adjust it?
Even a little at a time?
Well, those are questions you pose
And repose, numerous times each day,
As you show up to a
Battle that could go either way!
And is there an answer
To this piece of arithmetic?
Is there is vacination
That can do the trick?
Well the answer is as fickle
As the ego, when it’s in full play
And it defies all logic
On any given day!
Sadly it’s more complex,
As it’s catching in your breath
And the answers
at best, are really hit and miss!
Some discovered and uncovered
Are a chumley mix of tricks
Pause… and take a moment, to simply catch your breath…
And with dire warning…
Never, ever, use the words…
“Rest,” my Da would say…
“Hold your horses, sweet Marie”
Now I recall his kindness
and cherish his request
I dismount & recoup
Heeding his bequest!
Then like a flame rekindling,
Though; not as quickly as it faded
With a streak of determination
You saddle up again…
A dawn of inspiration seeps in slowly, like the morning sun
And brings with it a power, to investigate anon and
With a steely determination
So worn and battle weary,
You acknowledge your, position or condition
And face the day quite cheery!
And with the wisdom of any moment, being yet again undone
You accept what you can
And leave the rest…
To all who struggle with this pandemic or any chronic illness, this is for you, just know you are not alone, we are in the best of company!
Quote No.67 from Encourage YourselfEncourageOthers by Anne Devine.
During this pandemic it is important to find and trust facts only from reliable sources. If negative thoughts arise, challenge your thoughts by asking yourself if they are true and just. Isolation and too much time to focus on negativity can throw things out of perspective very quickly. “Encourage yourself to see the positive in yourself and others too.”
Quote No.72 from EncourageYourselfEncourageOthers by Anne Devine.
At present you may struggle to “Live each day well” or to find “the blessings and miracles in each day.” Try to look past the distress of Covid19 and identify small blessings and miracles in your day.
It can be difficult to acknowledge your own miracles such as just getting out of bed and facing another day in isolation, being kind when you felt like being unkind or simply enjoying a cup of tea and allowing your world to stand still. These are true blessings!
What blessings and miracles have you found, please share them here and Encourage Yourself Encourage Others to find these blessings and many more!