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I Am Late Writing This...And I Am Ok With That

Friday, January 29, 2021

So this blog was supposed to be my New Year resolutions blog. However, the past year has definitely depressed and worried me so I thought this year I just wasn't going to make resolutions. Instead I decided to do something different.... I am going to take care of my mind, heart and soul. I am going to color, write, paint and read. I am going to do these things when the mood strikes me, not just when I have finished my work and chores. Those of you who know me know what a big deal that is for me. Now please don't get me wrong I still plan to exercise and eat well. I just plan to cater to my emotional and creative this year. I also dug up an old blog I wrote to remind me to be nice to my body also.

Dear Mo;

I feel that we have to talk. I am really having trouble with your attitude about me. I am tired of you blaming me for your laziness and lack of conviction.
If you want me to be a smaller size stop putting to much food into me and you might try moving me more. I am also tired of you complaining about how I let you down. Let's be honest here it is you who have let me down. You have stuffed me with fats and sugars and then blame me for gaining weight. You have smoked cigarettes for years then blamed me for C.O.P.D. I am also tired of never getting credit or appreciation for what I do. When you had your brain aneurysm bleed you blamed me. Even though the doctor told you that my being strong helped save your life. You always complain about my being fat but you fail to notice the my backside is firmer and lifted a bit and that you actually have a bit of a cut in your arms. You complain that I am not dropping weight fast enough but you fail to see that your clothes are fitting better. You complain I don't perform well. When you did the wiifit free run in 30 minutes, I ran four point 9 miles you complained that it wasn't 5. When you were on your exercise bike for an hour and I rode for 15 miles you complained I didn't go faster. You seem to forget the awhile back I would have never been able to do those things. You also seem to forget I am getting older and don't move as fast as I used to.

I guess what I am trying to say is I wish you would appreciate me more. Notice the strength in my legs when you walk, notice how my heart beats when you run. Notice how my lungs let you inhale the fresh air. Most of all I wish you would........


Your Body

Long story short this year I am treating myself kinder and gentler.
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  • SISSIE21
    Love your honesty and your 2021 promise to yourself! emoticon emoticon
    101 days ago
    Awesome blog, a good reminder for me, Thank you.
    102 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Loved the honesty about the frustration and where you need to go from here. I also need to work on not putting junk fuel into my system. Have fun creating your best year ever.
    102 days ago
    Hallelujah!! I'm so proud of you sweetie! I know how hard it is for you but I'm ever so glad you're going to give it a go. You can't thrive if you forget yourself along the way. Don't forget, I'm right there for you any time. I'll hold your hand, lend you an ear and cry with you if that's what you need. Whatever you need. You got this!

    Let's make it happen and make this year a great one!
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    102 days ago
    I loved this! Thank you for sharing it.
    102 days ago
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    Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy coloring, writing, reading and painting. emoticon
    102 days ago
    Mo, you are so wise to take care of your heart, mind, and soul by doing the things that bring you joy and feed your spirit.

    Your letter to yourself written awhile back is brilliant!

    We are here cheering you on and ready to encourage and support you every inch of the way.
    102 days ago
    I love your goal to take care of your emotional and creative side this year, and to be kinder and gentler in your approach to YOU! Sometimes we allow our "should do" list get in the way of taking care of our souls, and then we wonder why we're depressed and lack motivation. I figure it's like putting YOUR oxygen on first on the airplane - it isn't selfish, it actually allows you to be more effective in taking care of things.
    102 days ago
    What a meaningful, wonderful letter. Thank you for sharing this. I love that it's a new year, lots of time on the calendar to practice kindness. Good reminder for me to do more of this too. emoticon
    102 days ago
    I love this! Keep SPARKING!
    102 days ago
    Lovely. It's nice to see you again. I often thank different organs in my body for doing the best they can. This blog speaks to me.
    102 days ago
    Mo I love this and will take a leaf out of your book and write a letter myself. You area real inspiration. emoticon
    103 days ago
    Oh Mo, this is brilliant! I need to write to myself too. Figuring out what we want is a trial and error process but we don’t get any closer if we don’t take action and try something. You already know the value of getting back up and getting back into the race, from all the support you given others, but when you're all alone, you're going to have to Champion yourself. That can be HARD (for any of us) especially when we're around negativity, so we got to hang with Champions. Remember we're (those of us who love you) are cheering you on. Imagine us on the sidelines of this race you're running, Mo, and we're clappin' n' hootin' n' whistlin' n' ROARING at your claim to your WIN, my sweet sister.
    103 days ago
    Mo this is a fabulous blog and we can all learn from it!
    103 days ago
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