~~She made a promise to herself to hold her own well-being sacred.~~ QueenOfYourOwnLife
So I had a wonderful yoga session this morning. It made me feel relaxed and calm just as it always does. I love yoga!! I do it because I love it, not because it's "good for me" or I can't function without it.
I also love volunteering and I am involved in several events and causes. I like to do random acts of kindness. I love how colorful and cheerful my house is. I adore my family. I am creative.
I hold my own well-being sacred. I know what to do to make myself feel better when I'm not at my best. I know what cheers me up. I know how to get through stress my way.
And I'm saying all this not because I'm "perfect". Sooooo far from it!! I get impatient, I shy away from confrontations, my house is always dusty, and I am a loner more than a joiner. I trip over my own feet...although I don't fall because yoga keeps me well balanced :)
I'm saying this because I want you to see how lovely it is to know yourself. How vital it is for your well-being. How wonderful it is to really live your life instead of just existing from one cigarette to the next.
I was a smoker for my whole adult life on and off. I didn't really care about my likes and dislikes. I did tend to focus on how "bad" I was for smoking. Never looked past the addiction to who I was underneath.
But once I made it my mission in life to live smoke free, I uncovered the real me that was waiting for a chance to blossom. Actually, the true me kind of exploded into the world with stunning force :) I was so ready! So my quit was simply a quiet exit from my old ways.....into a colorful, joyous world that loves me as much as I love it!
Exaggeration? No. This is my wonderful life.
And you? Do you know who you are underneath the addiction? Do you know who is waiting to emerge? Do you like who you are becoming? Because you only get one life....you only move forward as the past remains unchangeable....you only get this one life. So hold your own well-being sacred. Enjoy each day, even with life's ups and downs. Quit waiting for the magical moment you won't want to smoke. You are the magic.
Happy Friday, all!! Sheri