It’s day 12 of the first 12 days of 2018 and for the 12 day reboot. I’m happy to say I stayed true to what I intended to do. I stood my ground and completed each day diligently. It feels good and for the 12th day we get to end it on a good note!!!! For today, it’s all about gratitude. Let’s give it up for all the wonderful things we have in our life. For starters, we can talk about just how lucky we are to be alive in this era. I mean, I’m talking to a wide range of people and getting my voice heard while sitting on my sofa in Paris. That’s amazing! I am thankful and grateful for so many things, but I would have to say the thing that tops my list the most is growth. I have come so far since starting this blog and I have to say, I am so happy to be in such a different place then I was a year ago. It feels amazing.
Wisdom, what a word. It’s jam packed with so much. It’s so heavy. It’s one of those things I always picture a bearded man with a top hat giving advice. Or an ethereal black woman just spouting inspiration musings everywhere she goes when I think of this word. This is what we’re to focus on today. I say go talk to someone older and more wise than yourself. Heck, sometimes some of the best wisdom can come from your two year old nephew who reminds you to not hold grudges because, well, he doesn’t. One thing i would say, is to pay attention to that little voice in your head that talks to you. Your intuition. Try to start giving it the benefit of a doubt and see what comes up. Remembers, that voice will only give you things that will lead to good. Anything else is not the inner voice.
Following yesterdays post about the New Year and me taking on the first 12 days to ensure I have a year full of love, prosperity, and joy! Today’s theme is Love. Now when I say love, I’m not talking about loving another person, family, or friends, although all of that is important, I’m talking about self love. This is something that has been really important to me. Working on self love. I think everyone could use a lil loving…of themselves that is.
Love is a funny thing because everyone has a different definition of what love is. This is why it’s so important to start understanding how you interpret love. Do you define it through gifts, affirmations, gestures, affection etc? All of those are valid and true to whichever works for you. I’m bit on self talk and being more compassionate with myself. I noticed, I treat everyone else with such patience and understanding, but I don’t do the same with myself. Why?
To treat this, I took time today to meditate, do some yoga, and started a conversation with myself. I suggest we all start carving out 20 minutes of our day to just be with ourselves. Start asking yourself How can I be more loving today? Then see what comes to you. It could be as simple as allowing yourself to take a nap. Or reaching out to your cousin and just letting them know you love them. Or simply holding the door for someone. Who knows? Your inner being does. Why not spend some time with yourself and treating yourself to some good loving. Bath time anyone?
Such a corny title I know…me even saying corny could be, in fact, corny. But I have to say, for the first time ever I just may attempt to live by that quote “new year, new me.” I actually really am going to take this quote to heart. In fact, my first plan of action is to take the first 12 days of the new year to reflect and move into a new direction. I figure it’s worth a shot and either way, it really won’t hurt anything, only add to my never ending search for fulfillment within myself. Win-win right? Right!
For Day 1 (January 1st) It’s a day to focus on breathing. Breathe in love, creativity, joy, health and prosperity. Try it, allow the breath you exhale to release all doubts and fear. When breathing in, take in and think about all that you desire. Allow the universe to bring it, to give it.
I would also like to add that I plan to do the breathing exercises for the whole 12 days. Whatever I add as the days go on, will be incorporated toward the following days. For example, on day 2 I will focus on love. So for Day 3 I will do the breathing exercise and my love exercises. If this makes any sense. Basically, by day 12, I will have 12 different things to do.
If you end up trying this, let me know. I’d love to hear all about it.