Well, hello there folks!
It has been several weeks since I’ve presented words for you to read on a Monday; however, here we are!
A new blog post on this 7th day of June after a hiatus of about 3 weeks!
Or was it 4?
I literally can’t even keep track anymore.
I guess that is what happens when you get old.
Anyway, I won’t present you with a whole lot of words this week.
This blog post will be one on speed…
…which means it will be QUICK.
The past month has presented me with a lot of thought-provoking questions about my life and what I’m doing with my life as a human being on this Earth.
I continue to witness polarization among people to a degree that is so disheartening that it makes me feel emotions of sadness, anger, and peril.
How we have gotten to this point in our world is beyond frustrating and rather than taking time to listen to each other and figure out common ground, we just continue to deepen the “great divide.”
During this past month, I have also done a lot of reflecting including the reading of a very eye-opening book entitled The Velvet Rage. Shout out to my Nashville life coach, Daniel Buckley for the suggestion. And quite honestly, this is a book that I would recommend for EVERYONE and ANYONE to read.
And a few aspects that this book has taught me to reflect and hone in on are the following:
- Default to forgiveness rather than resentment
- Contentment over approval
-Often times, in life, we want to hold grudges and regard people as an enemy rather than forgive them and just move on. I know that I am not the best at moving on from moments in my life that has caused me pain or stress and know that I have held grudges and contentment in the past.
And for what? Is it healthy? Is it worth it? The answer to all of these questions is no. In fact, the answer is a very big, fat, NO.
-In addition, I know that I have definitely done things in the past strictly for approval rather than for my own happiness. Why? Why is that an attitude that we as humans have in society?
I can’t imagine that I’m the only one who has done that. We should be doing things in life that bring joy to our lives in a genuine way…not just because we want that extra like on social media post from our friend or hip, contemporary influencer we are trying to grab the attention of.
During this last few weeks of my blog hiatus, I was reminded on more than one occasion of a song that was brought into my repertoire a few years ago during my Hope Express run for THON after graduating from Penn State.
It is a song from the Disney movie The Princess and The Frog and it talks about really looking inside our souls to figure out who we are and what we are about.
And that is the question that I ask of you this week.
Who are you?
What are you about?
Why were you put on this Earth?
Take a few moments to listen to the song.
Feel the lyrics.
Look into your soul and dig just a little deeper than you previously have to find your true calling.
Until next week, friends.
That’s all I’ve got for you.
Sprinkle sunshine always,