...a beautiful, vibrant, sensitive, full of life canary!
I loved it last year when my health coach gave me that analogy. It resonated within me. I could be saying "why me?" when it comes to my thyroid health, my adrenal health, my brain health, my gut health, my immune health.
I could become overwhelmed with it.....
but instead I SING!!!
I KNOW.....I (like my health coach like many others out there).....we are here to help with the "warning signs"......we are that CANARY IN THE COAL MINE!
IT IS MY SUPER POWER!
Not my weakness
BUT MY STRENGTH!
What if I didn't have these challenges, obstacles?
Would I be as proactive in sharing all I do about health and nutrition to anyone who is willing to listen to the "siren" going off?
Would I be as passionate about learning as much as I can about MIND BODY SOUL health?
Would I be as compassionate toward those who do struggle with health issues as I do....and worse?
My "singing" is a blessing! Not only for me but for those around me! A blessing for anyone who is willing to listen....want to listen.
Now when someone asks me how I am feeling or doing I can honestly say I am fabulous....because I don't let my health get in the way of living...of loving...of thriving!!
Now when someone tries to say "oh I know I am tired too"....I can smile and not get frustrated that they don't truly understand the bone exhausting fatigue that can hit and truly put me out of commission for a bit.
Now when a person tries to say "oh sweetie it's just part of aging....we all forget a bit!" I can love them for not truly understanding that I could very well at that moment not be remembering their name...instead I smile and love them!
Now I am able to relate my health journey to someone who has been diagnosed with say diabetes late in life. It may take adjustments to learn how to live and thrive with a diagnoses but IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE AN AMAZING FULL LIFE.
A diabetic who has learned how to thrive with their disease knows that just because they are doing really good today doesn't mean they can become sloppy with their health needs. Just as I have finally learned this last year that I will ALWAYS have to be more protective about my sleep, my food, my stress and many other things....but it is all what makes me SPECIAL...
..what makes up who I AM....and WHAT MAKES ME A SUPERHERO!!!
Today go out and SING.....
enjoy your amazing struggles.....
your amazing challenges....
your amazing superpower!
What's your superpower?! Share below so we can all learn and love together!!!
Hugs and prayers,
BOOK OF THE DAY: This is a great simple book to truly understand ESSENTIAL OILS for beginners! I love it because it has an oil per page and it doesn't get too sciency. Now don't get me wrong.....I love my more detailed geeky ones.....and I especially love the ones that are to specific brands....but this one is great because it is unbiased and keeps it simple!
MOVEMENT OF THE DAY: I did my morning stretch stuff, push-ups, kickbacks, etc.....BUT I was just not feeling it when I pulled out all my gear to get on the mini-trampoline. I know part of it is because I am still a bit sore from a workout earlier in the week and I really don't do well with soreness right now. I am sure it has to do with my immune system and how my body just is achy longer than it should be. Hind-sight I should have still gotten on like I said last week but I didn't. But you know what that is OK!!! Every body needs a break from time to time. And especially my body....lol. I plan on enjoying a fabulous walk later and feel the joy of God's beautiful sun on my face.....and all His amazing creations around me!
I will probably once I get done here do about 10 minutes of yoga stretches to clear my mind and feel the peace and energy of some of the moves to remind myself I AM AMAZING! I AM STRONG! I AM BEAUTIFUL! I CAN TAKE A REST DAY....LOL!