- I was tired (because I was up late grading the night before AND because, even though my kids start out sleeping in their own beds, they always end up sleeping next to or on top of me.)
- I had coffee (at least 2 cups, but most likely 3).
- I was stressed because of all the work I had to do (summer is busiest for my job).
- I was angry several times during the day because of how hot it gets in June.
- I was feeling guilty because I wasn’t spending as much time as I would like with my kids.
- I was feeling guilty because I hadn’t exercised...in weeks most likely.
- I was going to start eating healthier and exercising more come Monday.
- I was looking forward to the weekend and rushing the day away.
- The only time I had spoken to God that day was to yell “Oh Lord!” or ask “Lord help me,” when I was surprised or stressed.
I was not worried about death or cancer. I was not thinking about death or cancer. And I had very little idea what melanoma was...just that it didn't sound like a good thing to have.
Ah. The difference a day makes.
ALWAYS thinking about my daddy.
(That one makes sense, just a few days before Father's Day and missing him.)
I did have a lot of fun that night!! I went to a cooking class held by Mr. LSM's company for team building. A friend of ours brought in some alcohol soaked gummy bears as a snack while we were cooking. I also wore a pair of shoes that I had been saving for some time. Within 30 minutes of them getting wet from the Central Florida afternoon showers, the heels fell entirely off. Yes, while I was at the class. I ended up wearing just the tops around. They were barely slippers. I laughed a lot that night. I was glad to be reminded.
- I was thankful for waking up and expressed that.
- I exercised and stayed as active as possible because I wanted to enjoy all that my body is capable of doing.
- My kids saw in my eyes and knew from my actions, how much I loved them and how happy I am to be with them.
- I danced at least once that day.
- I laughed every chance I got…and made people laugh just as often.
- Everyone I love KNOWS that I love him/her.
- I did my best to smile at everyone I saw that day, even if I didn’t feel like it.
- I treated my body like the temple it is and not a garbage receptacle. I used food for my for fuel and to keep my body beautiful.
- I didn’t stress about my looks. I just smiled if I wasn't feeling pretty.
So from now until July 13th, I am going to read this list to myself every morning and do my best to follow it.I expect you to hold me accountable. :)
What do you want to change? When do you want to change? I encourage you to make a list and share it with me.
As always, thank you for reading and practice safe sun.