Five Simple Things (October 22)


Here are five things this week.

1. This Photoshop.

I was sitting in the car waiting on Jeff and Skylar to come out of the store and noticed the store employee gathering carts in a yellow rain coat. I immediately show IT and had to incorporate a red balloon. As a horror fan, I can't help myself. ☺

2. This "Ninja."

I haven't driven since my car wreck in June, but sometimes go with Jeff, or Skylar to the store. I loved how Jeff's face mask blended in with his hoodie. 

3. This Drawing.

I was having a bad mental health day and Skylar gave me a little something to smile about. Although, it washed off eventually, it did help me feel a lot better. 

4. This Box.

We are still enjoying out Misfits Market boxes and have loved even more the selection they are adding to their online market. This week we decided to try out a lot of the organic produce and we were definitely pleased with what you received. You can sign up here and get $10 towards your first box. It's definitely worth it and will save you a lot on organic groceries. 

5. This Temp-Check.

These temperature checks have been going steady since the start of the pandemic. We check our temperatures once a day to make sure we are all doing okay. We have a specific calendar that we've been keeping track of, not only temperatures, but also if we have come in contact with anyone that has tested positive for Coronavirus. We have also purchased a few more rapid tests incase we need them. We are still wearing face masks, gloves when we need to, sanitizing when we are out, and also using soap and water, and showering when we come in from being out near bigger groups of people. 

Did you catch Antares near Venus this week (16), or the Full Hunter's Moon (19), or even the Orionids Meteor Shower (20)?

Positive affirmations this week:

This quote is such a huge statement of why it's okay to feel what you feel. I grew up in a house where expressing certain emotions that I was feeling at the time was "wrong." I experienced so much emotional suppression that now as an adult it has taken me a long time to process those feelings and to make sure that I am feeling them correctly. Therapy has helped me navigate through that a lot and now I, not only express how I am truly feeling, I also am not afraid of saying "No," or cutting people out without feeling bad about it. Most of the people I cut out are people that no longer serve a positive purpose in my life. I do feel a bit sorry for them because they haven't figured out how to navigate through their own healing yet, but at this point in my life, I am no longer their doormat for that. But, expressing your thoughts, especially when you are hurt or upset is healthy and definitely something we all should get better at doing. As adults that were raised to not express emotion, or to stop crying, or to not be able to be mad when we are mad, it's hard to know when we should express those feelings correctly and at the right time. Kids should be encouraged to feel their feelings. If something is big to you, or hurts you, regardless of how others perceive it, feel your feelings, too. And, additionally, if you hurt someone, it is not your place to say whether you did or not. Let the person you hurt tell you how you hurt them and actually listen to them. Bitterness and betrayal can be avoided by actually listening to how you hurt them, saying you're sorry, and letting it go.  

Have a nice weekend.

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