Sunshine and Shadows

Blog Post created by Dancingthrulife_6.4.13 on Sep 7, 2018

~~Surprise yourself every day with your own courage.~~  Denholm Elliot


I'm heading out to my landlord's funeral this morning.  My 73 year old mother's bloodhound passed away yesterday and she lives alone in the middle of nowhere.  I'm juggling my new job with my other job and during the transition my bills are piling up.  Band fees are due and I have no Gatorade in the fridge.

It's life.  Ups and downs, goods and not so goods, sunshine and shadows.

I never once thought of smoking because I don't do that anymore.  I did do some relaxation yoga.  I count my blessings daily.  I even open up to my children  

But I don't smoke.  And once you quit, you don't either.  So surprise yourself with your own courage and get through those tough times.  Treat yourself gently, love yourself well, and always have support when you need it.  Asking for help is one of the most courageous things you can do for you!  Being kind to yourself is also courageous.  And just being yourself when the world wants you to 'suck it up, buttercup' is the ultimate of bravery. 

You can live a smoke free life, no matter your challenges and daily stressors.  I can say that with confidence because I am living proof   May your day be blessed and your troubles light....