Welcome to the first Sunday Suckables and Silver Linings post.
Each Sunday I’ll share one “Suckable” statement and one “Grateful” statement and then write five sentences about each one.
Studies show that when we pick one person or thing to be grateful for every day and write five specific sentences about it we become more elated, excited and improve our emotional health as opposed to remaining more tired, lethargic and sad if we only generalise about being grateful.
Need more info? Read what I wrote about it here.
In life there is always duality – happiness and sadness, laughter and tears, positive and negative. Without one the other cannot be fully appreciated. From suffering comes either bitterness to constrict the soul, or love and compassion to bring about its expansion toward serenity.
Hence my inclusion of the “Suckable” statement. Because… duality and all that jazz!
Oh, and I am so over the buzz word grateful that I will be using the statement “I am appreciative for” instead of “I am grateful for”.
Think that’s all you need to know (she says looking skyward with little finger in mouth… you know… the have I missed anything pose?)
I’d love for you to join in via the comment section below or over on your own blog! Let me know in the comments and I’ll come visit.
Here we go…
It sucks watching a parent age with health issues because –
1. Watching your rock experience vulnerability is like crushing your heart through a grief mincer, one slow agonizing crank of the handle at a time.
2. You have to climb out from under your rock and face the reality they are not immortal.
3. Second guessing your guidance of them is tormenting.
4. You hope they don’t notice the concern you try to hide in your eyes
5. You just can’t stop it and it just… sucks.
I am appreciative for – the relationship I have with my Mum because –
1. The way we don’t draw breath during a three hour car trip
2. She tells it like it is without offending
3. She is one of the kindest, caring and friendliest people I know
4. She has a wicked sense of humour
5. She taught me that as a parent you can only get up each day and do the best you can and if that comes from a place of love and kindness then you’ve done your best… don’t sweat it.
Okay so now it’s your turn.
And remember… there are no judgements here just safe validation.
Happy Sunday Xx