June 1, 2020
Monday, June 01, 2020
There's something about a new month that always gets my ambition up. Prior to the first day of a month I set all kinds of goals in my mind. My self talk sounds like this, "I'm going to...., and ...., and then I will...., and ....." The list goes on and on. Unfortunately I don't get that long list done, but I think I've been looking at it all wrong.
There's nothing wrong with thinking about all the things I'd like to do, but I need to be realistic. I want to make healthy changes that can last a lifetime, not go crazy with drastic changes that won't last. And all the cleaning jobs on my first day of the month list??? Yeah, right. Maybe when I wake up with a magic wand!!!
So, I'm going to give myself some grace. Yes, I had a Coke today. Gasp! And it was good!
Yes, I had some homemade strawberry ice cream today. Double gasp! It was even better than the Coke!
But you want to hear the best part about it? I had the Coke while I was enjoying dinner with my son. I had the ice cream while I was out on a mother/daughter trip. I enjoyed both the time and the treats and I won't feel an ounce of shame or guilt for either! I took my dog for a walk around the block as I am trying to get myself back to the point where I enjoyed walking and used it to help with my mental health.
So I'm going to reflect on today as a success. I am happy and grateful tonight.
I am thankful for...
buying fresh strawberries and strawberry ice cream with my daughter
dinner with my son
walk with my dog
listening to birds chirping
a new month.
What are you thankful for?
Hugs and blessings friends!