Lately, I've been stressed out. Sad. Frustrated. I've been grieving. Growing.
I've been staring at my feet, my focus reduced to the narrowness of my singular experience.
While getting lost in a sea of emotional chaos, I have not been taking care of my spirit. I have been letting other peoples' complaints and negativity invade my space, all that bad energy swirling around and through me. I've been neglecting my sources of joy.
It doesn't feel good.
I have the tools to stop, [collaborate,] and listen if I can remind myself to do it. But sometimes the inner workings of my mind get so crowded that I forget to breath.
Today I had a couple extra, unplanned hours to myself. I took the time to let my mind wander on whatever positive path it could find. I listened to really loud music. I laid on the floor with my dog. I baked brownies (from a box, let's not get too excited). I took the time to be alone and do the things that recharge my soul.
Now that I feel more like my whole self, I can look outside of my mind, look up, and be present for the message:
On your way to looking at the stars, level your sight, share a moment with the ones you love, and say "thank you."
Thank you for this opportunity to learn. For this life of ups and downs. For Delilah and my huge family of friends who are so patient with my process. Thank you. I love you.