During my "lunch break" as I like to call it, I like to sketch or now doodle on my iPad.
I just take this as a special time to put the pressure off. And let come whatever needs for me to know at the moment.
I thought I would share it with you, in case you would need to hear this today as well.
With insomnia kicking my butt unexpectedly, the few hours of sleep I had before having to start my day and the fact that the sleeping aid I took in the middle of the night to finally fall asleep seems to take forever to get out of my system, I feel pretty crappy right now.
I wish I'd have the knowledge to understand what causes the glitches in my body. What is actually nor working properly when we suffer from Fibromyalgia (come on, there has to be something wrong that causes the neverending pain and all the other symptoms, right ?).
So in the same vein of my Gratitude Friday ritual, I notice that when I mentally list what I am currently loving, my energy shifts almost magically. I guess this is simply because my mind then focus on something more positive, it puts myself in a happier place.
- New tv shows like "The Following" or "Cult" (both filmed in BC, lovely coincidence)
- Muted colors
- Creative visualization
- New ideas sprouting
- New learning curves. Creating digital artwork on my iPad mini
- The prospect of being in Port Townsend (WA) in June
- Ezechiel sesame bread, toasted, with a little bit of salter butter that will melt on top
- Packing orders
- Thinking about what we'll do next month for K.'s birthday (our Koala is turning 6)
- Crockpot meals
What are you loving, in your part of the world, right now (don't overthink it) ?
Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.
Happy Friday !
How good it is to feel more in control of my body, and to move (and sleep) almost «normally» again.
I am not a control freak (you should see my house before the cleaning days) but when reading my list, i notice that it comes several times this week. I guess it comes from this place inside that yells at me "You Are Powerless !!!" and even if I know this is not totally true, it sinks into my heart.
Acceptance my friends. Acceptance...
How was your week ??
This week, I am thankful for:
- Writing regularly here.
- Meeting parents at birthday parties.
- Meeting Nancy and her lovely family. Her husband is an amazing cook !
- Movie date with my husband. On a week night. Feels luxurious ahah
- Having shared two videos with you. I will try to record something on a weekly basis.
- Discussions with friends.
- Planning. Dreaming.
- Money received.
- My husband gifted me with an iPad mini for a lot of different reasons.
- Even if still in pain, I can move.
- The feeling of being of control of our finances.
If you wrote your Gratitude Friday on your blog, don't forget to enter your NAME and URL below so I'm notified and can come to read you (you can also join by commenting this post):
I am very pleased to be wishing again today. It's been a long time since I've last shared it with you. Because to be honest, I do send my wish(es) when I see Jamie's prompts every week, but I just do it silently in my corner, without blogging about it.
This week, Jamie asks us: What Do You Wish to Welcome In?
This year feels different already. I guess however that this is just the reflection of how different I am from last year. I am more open. I am now ready.
So for today, here are my wishes:
- I wish to welcome innew connections.
- I wish to welcome in success (even on my own terms of what success looks like).
- I wish to welcome in a better health ( so I let go the weight that is not mine anymore, to let go bad habits that tend to unexpectedly come back).
- I wish to welcome in a stronger bond with my daughters.
What about you ?
(Note: this blogpost is a bit rambling-ish. I started it while in a fibro flare... so I apologize if not everything does actually make sense. I want to share it anyway but wanted to disclose this first ;)).
I know that our Life is the result of our choices, one of this gut feeling you don't know where it comes from.
I'm not talking only about the huge choices like which college to go after high school, but also all the teeny tiny ones that create day after day after day. This is one of my Truths. And I also know now that making conscious choices can make a big difference. Stopping, thinking (not necessarily for hours), and then making a choice. It does not mean you'll go the best way, but it will be the result of YOUR choice.
And for me, this is important to be aware of that (and is something I teach my daughters, that they do always have a choice. They can sure do what they want, but then if the consequence is not what they expected, they need to accept it as it is the result of what they decided to do in the first place. Do I make sense ?).
And it is the same for me of course.
For example since I am a teenager, I dreamt of leaving France and discover Canada. I chose to immigrate here several years ago now.
I miss my Mom (who still lives in France) like crazy, but it was my choice to build my life thousands of miles away, so I accept that this is a negative consequence of it, but that all the positivity coming from that choice takes over most of the time (and maybe, missing her makes me love her even more, and appreciate her presence when we're together even more).
I wrote a little poem (can you call it that ? well, I do anyway):
Love over Anger
What «Successful» feels like
To inspire and be inspired
To be in a drama-free zone
To be Happy
To raise my children in respect & compassion
To accept what Life is
To be the best Me I can be
To let go
To be Happy
To always look right in front of me
To learn from my mistakes
To see Life in technicolor
To be happy
And because the Universe is funny like that, while writing you this blogpost, my playlist (note: it contains more than 300 songs, always playing randomly), I rediscovered this song: