I decided a few weeks ago to not continue with the blog…I did want to post a few thoughts as I finish out this last post.
I am still reading, maybe reading slower because the books I am reading are causing me to reflect, regroup, and move forward in a healthier way for me.
* Social media-I have been off Facebook for almost 5 months. I really don’t miss it…as a matter of fact sometimes I think Facebook makes me think less of myself then I need to. I wonder how people chose to live out their lives on social media. Who they leave out of their lives, who they include, maybe the ripple effect of those decisions. I will admit I am pretty sensitive so the less I know the better off I am. Right? Instagram, well I stick with it because it is like my photo album. Sometimes I have to remind myself of why I do it.
* Our words-language is such an important part of our lives. How we speak into our own lives, our families and our friends lives.
I want to share a few thoughts from the book I am currently working through slowly-when I am done I will have realized the huge impact it has with how I go forward.
Rising Strong by Brene’ Brown
“Yes. Yes, I really do believe that most of us are doing the very best we can with the tools we have. I believe we can grow and get better, but I also believe that most of us are really doing our best.” (P 108)
I am doing the best…you are doing the best…everyone I wonder what the hell they are thinking are doing their best.
That being said
“The trick to staying out of resentment is maintaining better boundaries-blaming others less and holding myself more accountable for asking for what i need and want.” (P 119)
Yes more boundaries.
“When we practice self-compassion, we are compassionate toward others. Self-righteousness is just the armor of self-loathing.” (P 119)
“Generosity is not a free pass for people to take advantage of us, treat us unfairly, or be purposefully disrespectful and mean.” (P 122)
My next read will be Hallelujah Anyways by Anne Lamott ….
Looking forward for the idea that in order to show mercy to others…I have to show mercy to myself first…working on that.
In a few months I will hit the big 60 :) In light of that I decided to get a tattoo :) , let my hair go naturally ‘white’, accept this next part of life that could last 25+ years…and stop being so hard on myself. Learning to live with self-imposed boundaries so I can enjoy life. Loving others, loving God.
thanks for those who stuck with me for this little journey I attempted.