a big part of healing/taking care of yourself is doing things that bring you life, and making sure that you have things to look forward to, and things to look forward to i do!
next week - road [well, train] trip to ottawa
june: dominican republic with my BFFN
july: see the jays play in arizona
august: see them play in baltimore
and in between? a lot of work, some more blue jays, counselling, healthy eating, and exercise, all of which have been set in place to keep my mind busy and help me heal.
another thing that has been helping me heal this week especially is an attitude gratitude, or as i like to call it, thanks-living.
if you know me, you know that i'm a firm believer that thanksgiving trumps christmas for the best holiday of the year. why? because christmas can be sad for some, and stressful for most, but everybody is thankful on thanksgiving. on that one fall day in october, everybody focuses on the good.
this week, i have decided to be intentional about focussing on the good.
the smell of fresh cut grass and beautiful weather. good coffee. a comfy bed and peaceful home. baseball. my friends and family. love. life. adventure. and the list goes on.
and you know something? it's made the world of a difference.
i think the apostle paul was onto something when he wrote philippians 4:8:
"finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things" [philippians 4:8].
what good and lovely things will you dwell on today?