I am very thankful for our home...but if I had to choose the cozy spot I am most thankful for it is in front of our living room fireplace. Nothing soothes my soul more than having a roaring fire going to combat the cold temperatures. Add pink fuzzy slippers and a mug of hot cocoa and you have perfection!
The crackling wood, the dancing yellow flames, the glowing embers as it dies down...it's therapy for me and I love it!
So thankful that back a few years ago we found a home with a large fireplace for me to sit in front of and dream of summer!
I reminded myself of this recently.
It's not about me at all, this wellness journey I am on to a healhier version of myself.
Not at all.
Never has been, really.
It is about the people who invest in me. My husband. My boys. My family. My friends.
They all share themselves with me. When I am not at my best, I'm not giving them a good return for their investment.
They get the tired looks, the lack of energy excuses, and the wimpy "maybe next time" cop outs. I have come to realize that those that take precious time to invest in me deserve better from me. I need to adhere to the direction given on any flight I've ever been on that goes something like this: make sure your own oxygen mask is properly secured before helping others. If I don't take care of myself first, my ability to care for others effectively diminishes quickly. My choosing clean eating, drinking enough water, and exercising on a daily basis is how I put on my mask first. Am I perfect at meeting the n…