You may have had a stressful week, a heartbreaking one, a great week, or even just a “meh” week. Whatever the week you had, it’s over. And I hope you can find some peace and laughter this weekend. It is, after all, the best medicine.
“And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
I cackle like a witch. A loud one. How do you laugh when you truly let go? Lemme know in the comments below. And have a fantastic week!
And today, I had a wonderful experience while waiting at the bagel shop for my bagel and hot cocoa. I’m standing along the counter where people mill around and wait for the breakfast. Heart of Glass starts playing on the radio and the adorable old man standing next to me begins to wiggle his hips. I also can’t help but tap my foot and wiggle. So, we wiggle together. He and I…two strangers…turned and danced together to Blondie. Without a care in the world. I have no idea if others were watching because the world melted away. It was just our big smiles, eye contact, and laughter. It was…epic.
And when the song ended, we chatted for a few minutes. The state of the world, the fact that he works at a hotel downtown and enjoys people watching, and the joy of a good connection. And as they called his name announcing his grub was ready, he gently reached out, touched my shoulder, smiled, and said, “Have a blessed day.” And he walked away. But his lingering touch, his amazing smile, and our dance will stay with me throughout today.
These types of spontaneous and warm connections are truly a treasure. His name was Gary. And he was wonderful.
Which inspires today’s quote:
“The magic moment in life is when your soul just connects with another soul.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
Don’t be afraid to meet a stranger. Get out there, have a conversation, say hello, cast a smile, genuinely ask how they’re doing. Make their day, as much as Gary has made mine.
Happy Friday! February is officially over, as is the week! I hope you had a good one.
Today’s quote hit home when I read it. I truly don’t know where I would be if it weren’t for all of my EndoSisters, my family, my friends, and my healthcare providers who have been so incredibly helpful on this journey.
So today’s quote is dedicated to all of you.
“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey.
And another week has gone by. This one flew! I’ve been so incredibly busy with work and personal life. Augh! And February draws to a close…
This weekend I’ll be celebrating an annual tradition with beautiful friends: Girl’s Day Weekend! A handful of girlfriends that I’ve known for nearly a decade (and then some) get together at least once a year to reconnect, hang out, giggle, and just chill.
As I packed my bags and headed out the door this morning, my lovely husband gave me a kiss and reminded me to take it easy, to not push myself too hard, to take rests and breaks as I need them. He’s been aware the past few weeks had been painful for me. And his gentle reminder to be gentle with myself warmed my heart.
It has inspired today’s very simple, yet very powerful, quote:
“Be good to yourself.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
Have a wonderful weekend. And if you need it, remember to take it easy on yourself.
What a bumpy and painful week it’s been for me. But, on the plus side, today is my first pain-free day since last Friday. So YAY! Hopefully it lasts. I hope you, my dear Readers, are doing well.
Today’s quote dares you to get out and DO:
“Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.” ― Katie Couric
May you get out there and step outside your comfort zone, go nuts, have fun, and discover a bit of adventure and mischief. ❤
Happy Friday!!! It’s the weekend! We made it through yet another week! WOOHOO!
I can’t get enough of today’s quote:
“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way.” ― Steve Maraboli
Apparently, I’ve used Steve’s quotes several times in the past for Feel Good Fridays (you can see them here)! What can I say? I enjoy what he writes.
I hope you have an incredible weekend and live life to the fullest!
It’s Friday (already?!?). This week I am inspired by all of the uplifting and encouraging people in my life.
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ― Albert Schweitzer
If you are feeling worn down, exhausted, defeated – try to find someone who can lift you up, ignite that spark, encourage you to keep on going. The embers are there…they just need a little encouragement to burst back into flame.
Blogs I’ve Updated This Week:
2018 Endo Events – added a March 17, 2018, Endo Awareness Event in Delaware through The Yellow Cape
Good morning and Happy Friday! Another week has flown by…
This one goes out to my EndoSisters. All of you. But especially the ones that I get the pleasure of sitting with once a month, talking, laughing, crying, enjoying each other’s company. You truly are my heroes.
“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.” ― Jodi Picoult, Second Glance