Do You Need Some Help Keeping the Big Baddies Away?

So….just coming off of pneumonia and total and utter exhaustion…made me think about Thanksgiving and what it meant to me this year.

Photo Credit: Mary Kuskin

Photo Credit: Mary Kuskin

Here is what it meant:

– Small things are big things (especially the really good things)

– Big things are small things (they just seem like big things – put them back in their place)

– The list of people who truly support and really get you is short (it’s meant to be that way). Raise them up and push the naysayers  out.

– The hits you take because you’re different (if you are, of course), or trying to do something different, just make you stronger. They      really do…I can feel it.

And…here are a couple of quotes that really struck me and I keep coming back to them.



“People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potenial, even if you’re not.”

This one I’ve posted to social media this week because I thought it was so well said. I got it from this week’s podcast, one of my faves, Disrupt Yourself w/Whitney Johnson and her interview with Luvvie Ajayi.

“If you have a microphone plugged into an amplifier, it is wrong for you not to sing. If you have been placed in a sphere of influence, I believe it is wrong for you not to use it to better the world. If you feel it is not your place to leave this world better than you found it, then you are taking everything around you for granted. Don’t squander your social currency. Don’t squander your wealth. And if people stop supporting your work because you dared to do something, then good riddance.” – Luvvie Ajayi (from the book, I’m Judging You: The Do Right Manual)

So, I think what’s helped most of all – putting all of this into perspective – is meditation and yoga. Without a calm mind, it’s hard to put it all into perspective and keep the big baddies from taking over.

I am thankful for you ♥, whomever is reading this, and looking forward to a better year for all of us (we can hope, right?).

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