Thanksgiving Can (and should) Be Everyday
I am just busting full of gratitude today for all of the awesome people in my life and the exciting things that are happening!
Family Is Fabulous
Today we will happily subway out to the Three Star diner on Avenue U in Brooklyn for an early 4pm dinner with my uncle Bob and my cousins. Uncle Bob Lippin is my dad's older brother, and I don't think he ever saw himself outliving my parents and his wife Rita. Yet, he is still here to enjoy time with us as a family!
So when he asked if we would come out, we happily accepted!
Creative Self Love Month
November is normally quite stressful, but this year has been a bit more so. I really miss my parents this year, Smiley is another year older (and 13 is really old for a dog), and my body feels completely out of whack. Tires, bloated, and stressed. To address the latter, I went to my holistic doctor on Monday and had all of my hormone levels and thyroid checked, so I can hopefully take some action next week.
To address the former, I have been using Cheryl Bridges' new book, Me, Myself, & I ~ 28 Days of Creative Self-Love. The book includes inspiring pictures and artwork, links to uplifting music and videos, plus daily creative exercises and journaling cues.
Since I have huge issues with boundaries and saying no, I chose to spend more than one day focusing on this topic, which is still happening on Thanksgiving day.
When the lack of boundaries keeps us from speaking our needs clearly and saying “No,” when our hearts desire it, it’s not unusual that we end up doing things out of obligation. Resentment for what we’ve gotten ourselves into can sometimes be directed at the very person we had hoped not to hurt when we didn’t say “No” in the first place. We can become bitter when the situation happens again and again.
We have to let go of our overfunctioning concern about what the other person thinks or how they will react.
Through the affirmations, meditations, and journaling, I am able to more clearly understand and see how my indiscriminate Yes was actually harming me. I even said no to a review opportunity this Thanksgiving morning and it felt great!
Learn more about the book and author at CreativeSelfLove.com or click here to purchase the kindle version of the book on Amazon.
Finally, here is an awesome interview with Cheryl Bridges about Me, Myself, & I ~ 28 Days of Creative Self-Love:
Note that I received this book free of charge in exchange for my unbiased review.