I had a different blog post planned until I read several things on my social media page. I am sad about most of what I see and my mom thinks I need to stay off of it…I do try, but it’s difficult when you run a few pages…so here is my post for today.
I have an amazing friend. She is super smart, funny, talented and has a wonderful story to go along with it all. I do so love a wonderful story, but it’s hers to tell. She is inspiring in so many ways, mostly due to her public battle with cancer. She is not afraid to put herself out there, and her help with homeless and recovering addicts inspires me as well. If you have a moment to put her in your thoughts or prayers, please do so as this was part of her message today “about 10 or so my heart stopped for 11 minutes and 18 seconds”. When I read that, I didn’t know what to say…except she was in a happy place during that time with her grandparents, and I understand that feeling of wanting to stay. But she has work yet to do here, so God sent her back.
I want you to think about what you have left here on this earth to do. I want you to think about all the people who inspire you and all the people you inspire without maybe even knowing it. Seriously. Journal about it if you would like. Write down the qualities of these people and then turn it inward. Are there things you can be doing to help others? Are there ways you might like to be more like them? Can you turn your negative thoughts into positives? For example, I wish I had more money. I think that in my head. I know I do. I am working on changing it to, I am glad I had enough money for that unexpected bill. I will work on saving more. Or how about this one, I need to lose weight and I don’t eat right. Turn it into, I am losing weight by eating better. I am doing great. It takes time.
The thing about this friend is that if she has had a bad day or a bad experience, she always turns it into a positive one for her support team. She knows we worry, are afraid, might be depressed, and suffer the same kind of negative thoughts as everyone else, but she self-talks us into feeling better. And it works. Self-talk is great. At the end of her posts, if she has had a hard day, I still believe she is happy and knows she is loved. That is the number one thing to turning your mood around. Come from a place of love and seek your joy. In all things, you can find your joy. I love you friend if you are reading this. I know you can do the hard things.