Today is Day 4 of a gratitude and self care challenge I am participating in. I wanted to open it up and reach out to others in hopes of promoting some self love.
Today’s self care challenge was to buy a new candle or light an already owned one.
I am totally wanting to splurge on this one, I have been eyeing it for years. It is about time I DESERVE IT!
It is SO easy to fall into the same routines, mindset and mood. Every day we have a choice how we want to spend it. We can let one little thing set us off and make our entire day miserable OR we can choose to accept things, let them go, and move on.
The idea sounds wonderful. I realize it is difficult to actually do. However, being grateful and showing appreciation for the many wonderful things (And people) we have in our lives, REALLY does help!
My friend, R, inspired me to create a “Gratitude Memory Jar” (She has actually inspired me to do MANY things). My family and I are writing little (or big) things we are grateful for. I am excited to look through the jar next year and see all the wonderful memories.
Which brings me to today’s topic and question.
WHO is someone that I really admire, and why?
Some of the heartfelt responses……….
“God, because of his strength, love and power” – anonymous
“I really admire my mentor…….she taught me so many things about how to conduct business…I’ll light a candle :)” – anonymous
“I admire people who can foster animals and foster children to give them a better life. I don’t know if I could handle handing them over” – – anonymous
” Chris for all she has gone through with Matthew and Matthew leaving. Not sure how she gets through each day without Matthew but I have suspicion its due to her love for her daughter” – anonymous
” My sister. I admire her strength and the ability to hold everything together.”- anonymous
“E, her attitude and her handling of her illness and how much she learned about herself and others. She is one hell of a person” – anonymous
“Parents, for unconditionally loving their children and putting up with snot, tantrums and giving up their own free time” – anonymous
“Irene, for always being a warm, caring, loving person. She has the ability to make me instantly feel good whenever she is present. Her attitude towards life and trying to find happiness. She makes me KNOW and FEEL I am loved ” – anonymous
“Matt, for always offering to help someone no matter what” – anonymous
“Tina, her desire to want the best for EVERYONE, her unconditional love for her children, and the fact that she does not realize (And really should!) how smart, amazing and beautiful she really is” – anonymous
You may never know the people’s lives you touch or change, BUT just know that you do, no matter who you are. Someone out there needs you, your smile, your kind words… Lets be kind to one another. Let’s be kind to OURSELVES