I learned I enjoyed hiking when I took the time to love myself beyond the temptation to self medicate or hide under the covers in bed, and it’s still the thing I do when I need to find gratitude in the things I have left. May I encourage you during these challenging times? You're learning something new about yourself. Lean into it.
Time is precious, and time is fragile. Once you lose it, you won’t get it back, but if you choose to learn from it, you will realize that it is a gift. Thankfully, I’ve learned a few lessons from time over the years. I hope they help you.
Although I've found a lot of things to enjoy during quarantine, I'm not going to deny the fact that I've also experienced disappointment during it, too. It's actually the very reason why I've taken action to support my mental and emotional health. This week, I want to encourage you to do the same.
Are we using our family members to excuse our inactivity? Are we using our environment to excuse our lack of productivity? Are we using our limited accessibility to excuse our development? It's time for some motivation and, maybe even, a kick in the butt! We will come out of this stronger!
Today, there are people all over our nation who question whether today is really a happy day. Countless families have been struck by devastation lately, and it can cause some of us to question whether it really is a happy thanksgiving, especially when the absence of a loved one or a dream is exacerbated during the holidays. If you have any doubts in your heart, you are not alone. I'd like to encourage you through the questions in your heart, and it's my hope that it supplies you with new strength and joy.