Have you ever heard this saying? “Life is short. Take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake.”
I’ve been seeing it around (most recently on a t-shirt). It absolutely rings true with what I’m hearing lately.
As in. When we “Choose Joy” we are actively making the choice to
We are intentionally seeking out what brings us happiness, what feeds our soul, and what helps us to be better. From the inside out.
It goes back to Self Care, and the need to nurture ourselves. Eat the cake! Not for a “cheat” but for ourselves. (And if cake’s not your thing, pick something that does it for you.)
In some ways, it’s sort of true that life is short. According to the divine measurement of the Universe, there actually is no time. But wearing these bodies and making this exact journey, a lifetime is not long, in comparison.
When we deprive ourselves, or when we apply a negative filter, we are the ones who suffer. Which then causes a ripple effect, out into the lives of our loved ones. And no one wants to hurt those we care about.
In true and perfect form, our validation comes from the deck which suits our message the very best.
Get a good night’s sleep.
Rejuvenate your body,
mind, and spirit.”
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
Today’s Personal Sharing:
is the story of a pair of boots. I saw them in a window, (over 35 years ago). I wanted them with a painful and sharp longing. I loved them like nothing I had ever seen before.
I passed them by. I came back another day, still denying myself. I went to visit them, needing them. I probably could have afforded them, but I thought, at the time, they were a bit too much, and I was a bit not enough.
To this day, I wish I had bought those boots. I’ve never seen another pair like them. I still wish I had chosen me, chosen the boots, chosen joy.