as inspired by my good friend, Amy.
Today, I woke up a bit later in the day than I had planned.
Today, I meditated for the first time in a week of doing a 21 day challenge. I tried not to feel shame, but pride towards myself that I showed up and practiced today.
Today’s centering thought is “My little changes amount to big benefits.” which I really need to be more conscious of these days. I feel like I am making so many changes, that I am not seeing any results. But how can I with so many changes?
Today, I learned the differences between shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment.
Today, I meant to drink more water and eat more protein. However, I did have enough healthy fat.
Today, I did not spend the morning obsessively planning and predicting what was going to happen at work today. I was too focused on being confident.
Today, I splurged on some organic facial products for my difficult and frustrating skin. The technician spent the time to really listen to what I had to say and asked meaningful questions. I am so grateful for that interaction.
Today, I had a moment on the sidewalk where I abruptly turned directions and carelessly bumped into someone. I felt embarrassed, but the person was most concerned that I was lost and needed help.
Today I learned that joy does not bring us gratitude. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.