You are a BADASS

I have been reading a book called “You are a badass….How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life” by Jen Sincero.  This book has so much good content that I decided to share my thoughts about her thoughts.  If you want your own copy of this book, click the link below 🙂

 

“You are a badass”

 

When was the last time that you physically hurt yourself?

 

Did you sit and suffer through the pain or did you try to relieve the pain to get some relief?

I would be willing to bet that you did everything that you know to do to relieve the pain for yourself.  You poured hydrogen peroxide on that open wound knowing that it would hurt a little but in the end would cause the healing.  You went to the doctor for those stitches because you knew that the pain of stitches would ultimately lead to your wound healing or you had your broken ankle set because you know that it needs to be back in place for proper healing to begin!  Am I right?  

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Now think about the last time you were emotionally hurt!

 

How fast were you to fix the emotional pain?  I’m willing to bet that you suffered way longer with the emotional pain than you did the physical pain.

 

Why do we think that we need to endure so much torture, hang on to our own guilt and shame?  We drag out our own emotional pain by playing the “blame game”!  “Well if my mother-in-law would just mind her own business then I wouldn’t be fighting with my husband/wife right now”, “if my boss would have given me the raise I wanted/needed then I wouldn’t be struggling financially right now”, “if my friend would have been more sensitive to my needs then I wouldn’t have responded the way I did”!  Do these sound familiar?

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We don’t just think these thoughts, process them and then move on.  We keep them alive in our minds!  Reliving them over and over and over again.  Picking at the wounds that are trying so hard to heal, refusing to let the healing begin and the pain subside until we have made everyone around us just as miserable as we are because we need them to know we are right.  We may not do this intentionally but we do it nonetheless!  We hang on to the wrongs and ill feelings until they make us physically sick.  Why?

 

Holding on to all of the resentment and negative feelings is not going to change a thing!  Do you know what it does do?  It keeps you a prisoner in your own mind and body.  It keeps all of the feelings of you being wronged alive in your mind!

 

Forgiveness isn’t about saying the other person was right, it is about taking care of you!  It’s about taking responsibility for yourself.  Don’t give them power over your actions and emotions.  Give those feelings the boot!!  “The moment you decide to forgive and let your negative feelings melt away, you are on your way to freedom”; “Holding on to resentment is like taking poison and waiting for your enemies to die” – Jen Sincero

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So, how do we do this?  How do we get rid of those negative emotions and forgive those who have wronged us? 

 

I get it!  You want to be right because that person was wrong and you want them to pay for how they hurt you!  But what if instead you decided that it’s more important that you are happy instead of right?!  Find that place where you can go and have your yelling fit, beat on something until it breaks, cry and tell God how unfair it is and then move on…make that choice to be happy instead of holding on to all the negative!  Be intentional about how you are going to respond!  

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Do you know that hanging on to negative feelings can actually cause physical sickness?  Don’t let those negative emotions have so much power over you!  

Love yourself because you deserve it!!

 

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Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her newsletters, products, seminars, public appearances, and books.                                                                                         Picture-21-296x300

Jen Sincero’s Website

 

 

 

 

As always, thanks for reading and I hope today has a good you!!

 

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Being a parent 

Being a parent is rough sometimes!! There is no other job in the world where you can feel so much joy and so much sadness all at the same time! 

We bring these little lives into the world and we are filled with so many emotions. Joy, love, worry, fear and so much more! At times we feel like “I got this” and other times we are thinking “how can I possibly keep this little person alive.”

We muddle our way through doing the best we can and thinking “am I doing this right” and all along secretly hoping for the best. But we keep on going through all of the ups and downs, the failures and the victories, the good and the bad. And then one day, when we least expect it, we realize that we did it! We have gotten them through the child years and into the adult years. Whew, we’ve kept them alive!! It was rough at times but we did it. It will be easier now because they are adults and now they can make adult decisions, because we’ve raised them to do that, right!? Wrong!! 

Now a whole other stage of parenting begins! The stage where you lay awake at night wondering when your adult child (who still lives with you) is coming home, where they are, are they making the right decisions? 
Now is when you are wishing they were little again so you can protect them and maybe have a do over in some areas. But there are no do overs and we can’t go back. So now what do I do? I lay awake at night wondering where they are, when they are coming home, if they are making the right decisions and praying that the God that I have taught them about will keep them safe and guide their paths. I pray He will correct any wrongs that I have made, protect them in their stupidity and keep them alive! 

I wouldn’t change the fact that I became a mommy 23 years ago. It has been by far the best journey that I have been on or ever will be on. But I now know what my parents meant when they said “just wait, you will see.” 

Being a parent is rough sometimes!! 
As always thanks for reading and I hope today has an amazing you!

Kayaking

Kayaking, a topic I could talk about for hours!!!

So, here’s the way it all began.

July 2016 my best friend sends me an email that has a gift attached to it.  My gift? A coupon for kayak rental on the Autrain River.  Are you serious?! I’m finally going to get to try my luck at kayaking!?  Now to some of you this gift would not be so amazing.  To me this was the best one ever.  You see, even though I had been talking about trying this sport out, I knew that this was not at the top of her list of things to do.  But because I wanted to try it, she was going to give it a whirl!

So, every day for the next couple weeks, this is all I thought about.  I kept asking if we could go yet and every time the answer was still “I have to work, I can’t that day, maybe this day”.  I was like a kid on Christmas waiting to be able to open the BIG present!

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FINALLY, the day had arrived and it was going to become a reality!  So, we drove the 45 minutes to the place where we would, unknowingly fall in love with the sport of kayaking.  With nervousness and anticipation we were given our gear and helped into the kayak and then shoved into the water!!  Now, I have to tell you, I was scared at this point.  What had I gotten myself into?!  For those of you that don’t know, I lost my nephew/my best friend, when he fell out of a canoe and drowned. And since that time, any small boat was terrifying to me but being the adventurer/rebel that I am, I knew that this was something I just had to try!  So, now I am in the middle of a river, in my yellow boat, my best friend by my side, and I don’t know how to even operate my paddle.  Well here goes nothing, or I guess everything really!!

We managed to figure out how to get ourselves going while trying to steer clear of all of the other kayakers.  Down the river we started, narrowly escaping others and sometimes almost running our kayaks onto shore.  But as we went, we learned to maneuver this piece of plastic and it became quite easy.

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The next 3 1/2 hours were spent paddling and sometimes coasting down the 7 mile stretch of river, laughing and realizing that we might be falling in love with our new found sport.  The view was breathtakingly amazing!  I never knew that I could be so at peace with only a thin layer of plastic between me and the water.  It was simply amazing!!

As we got to the place where they would pull us back out of the water, we found ourselves wishing that it wasn’t coming to an end.  We had enjoyed it so much that the talk on the way back home was about how we needed to have our own kayaks and that we might need to buy them.  So, over the next few days this is all we talked about and then, WE WENT AND PURCHASED OUR VERY OWN!!

Since that day, 37 days ago, we have spent so much time on the water and discovered places and sights that we didn’t know existed.  The feeling of peace that you have when you see what God has created from a different perspective is truly indescribable.

This has definitely been the best summer that I have had in a long time and I am so thankful for my best friend’s willingness to put herself aside and give me a gift that has changed my life forever!!

As always, thanks for reading!!

I hope today has an amazing you and that you will get out and do something you have always wanted to do and change someone’s life 🙂

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