Friday, March 18, 2022

Wisdom, Humor, and Inspiration in December

These two pairs of socks crack me up. They have direct relevance to my life. 😂   

I'm a big believer in absolute truth: there are certain things that are true no matter what. Relativism is a slippery slope.

This pioneer woman reminds me of me! 😁 I'm not a widow but I am pretty much a single mother, and I'm raising two sons, one of whom is named John, like hers. I wasn't baptized in the sea, but in a swimming pool. And I hope to serve a mission one day.

I love family traditions, and they're more important than ever in these difficult times in both the world and in our personal lives--specifically for me, with the tragic divorce that is happening in my family. The boys and I continue our traditions as a source of stability and comfort and family unitedness, and it helps make things better.

I was gearing up for my job search. I was not excited. Womp womp.
I enjoyed this article. It's all about personal resilience, something I've become pretty skilled at these last few years!

I know for myself that this is true.

I've done a lot of work with this, too. Let yourself feel all of the feels. Lean into it to get over it. It's hard, but it works, and it gets easier the more you do it.


I really am my own best friend. I love me! 😊

I hear you, Drew Barrymore. I'm building my own new track in life, and I'm (mostly) excited for it.

Good relationship advice

I will always use the oxford comma. I don't understand why people don't use it. It makes things much more clear and readable. It's my second favorite form of punctuation, preceded only by the semicolon. 🤓 

I think that my weekly bubble bath habit with Epsom salts is one of the reasons why I'm as physically and emotionally healthy as I am.

Story of my life!

The older and wiser I get, the more I believe in natural, homeopathic remedies.

Cutting down on sugar over the last few years has been SO GOOD for my health. I have better energy, I sleep better, I get fewer headaches, I rarely get sick, and I feel better overall. I haven't cut out sugar completely, and I don't plan to (I'm not that crazy 😜), but I have cut back and I'm more careful about it and I definitely notice the benefits.

Nutrition as preventative medicine works.

 "A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing." 💓


The second and third paragraphs are especially key and are what I'm working on as I try to find the right balance in my new life. 

"Resilient people generally focus on things they can control...rather than what is beyond their control." ✔

I ended the year by reading Miguel Ruiz's book The Four Agreements. His advice is very helpful and I've been using it with success.