Thank you for accepting my blog feed and for reading 12 months of Unsinkable blogs! Your comments (online and in person) encouraged me when I doubted I had much to say, or that I could keep up a blog for a year. My thanks to you is a reciprocal validation: "You are doing a lot of things right!"
The one year anniversary of the blog is a good day to send you this message because while the last blog post - Essentialism: What Deeply Inspires You? - resonated with many of you, it seems like it could have led you to beat up on yourself.
Some of you responded with comments like, I"m not even making good choices, my life is crazy, I'm too busy, and it's my fault.
The point wasn't to point out another place where you're falling short! The secret to essentialism starts with what you do right. Your inner dialogue, where you become your best friend, affirms your choices. even in light of negativity or rejection. You end up choosing what is essential because you believe you deserve it.
So today, instead of obsessive focus on what you do wrong, take note:
- What are you doing right?
- What area(s) in your life are you handling better than you did a year ago?
- Where did you help someone out, say something brilliant or healing, or handle a tough situation well?
- What gifts and talents do you share with the world?
Make space for what you need, and start by acknowledging and reclaiming your inner and real-world gifts.