Kia has asked us all to show some self-love, goal setting, or simply affirmations that come to us. This made me think of a song I have heard sung for years. We don’t typically speak harshly to our friends and acquaintances, but why do we do it to ourselves? Think for a second how you would feel if your friend told you that you look insert what you told yourself this morning..I’m just saying. Now would you say those things to your friend?
Let us oft speak kind words to each other
At home or where’er we may be;
Like the warblings of birds on the heather,
The tones will be welcome and free.
They’ll gladden the heart that’s repining,
Give courage and hope from above,
And where the dark clouds hide the shining,
Let in the bright sunlight of love.
Oh, the kind words we give shall in memory live
And sunshine forever impart.
Let us oft speak kind words to each other;
Kind words are sweet tones of the heart.
Like the sunbeams of morn on the mountains,
The soul they awake to good cheer;
Like the murmur of cool, pleasant fountains,
They fall in sweet cadences near.
Let’s oft, then, in kindly toned voices,
Our mutual friendship renew,
Till heart meets with heart and rejoices
In friendship that ever is true.
Written By: Joseph L. Townsend
If you would like to hear it sung click here.
I feel proud of myself for turning bad things upside down. I’ve realized that being down doesn’t help those around me. I’m not saying that I don’t feel down or that I don’t need help. I’m just saying I do a lot of self talk to look on the brighter side of things. Believe me it isn’t easy. But I believe it will be worth it. I’m more than happy to listen and try to find that silver lining
My goals this week are: 3 miles a day, 150 oz of water, doing the dishes and finishing the 3 loads of laundry I have sorted.
I’m pretty sure my health and wellness lifestyle is push on top of push and I hope others see me as a positive pusher towards a healthy life with some sarcasm and laughing along my busy mom way.