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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!!! emoticon

So, I'm going to give myself some grace. Yes, I had a Coke today. Gasp! And it was good! emoticon Yes, I had some homemade strawberry ice cream today. Double gasp! It was even better than the Coke! emoticon

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...
emoticon buying fresh strawberries and strawberry ice cream with my daughter
emoticon dinner with my son
emoticon walk with my dog
emoticon listening to birds chirping
emoticon a new month.

What are you thankful for?

Hugs and blessings friends! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD25285202
    I am the same way---I LOVE "first days" - the first day of the month, the first day of the year -- I even love Mondays because I regard them as the first day of the week. And I love that you enjoyed your coke and ice cream with people you enjoy -- that is what TRULY counts -- being with people you love!
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    381 days ago
    Happy First of June to you! Time for a new month with new mindsets. We must give ourselves permission if you will to let things go and take time for ourselves. There is nothing wrong with having coke and ice cream from time to time. You are doing great.
    381 days ago
    Hey girlfriend,

    Sounds like you are starting your month on a great note. We should all take your lead and never feel shame and always feel some grace towards ourselves. Thank you so much for the reminder.

    Many hugs to you
    381 days ago
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