They Had Me At The Donuts

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We all have doubts that we can often let hold us back. Accepting our doubts without allowing them to hold us back is key to living our best life. Accepting yourself and others while ‘living on’ ‘moving forward’ is what will propel you to the next level needed in order to live the life you have dreamed about.

Over a year ago, I was scrolling Facebook and my eyes caught a picture of donuts. Chocolate donuts! The post mentioned the donuts were made using only healthy ingredients, so I knew I had to try them.
Really…it was the picture that captured me. They had me at Chocolate donuts. I didn’t need to know anymore.

Since those first donuts, a lot has changed with me. I would like to take you along that journey of how I have grown in hopes of shedding some light along your path and  encourage you as you contemplate taking steps towards living you dream or  learning how to accept yourself and others and ‘Live On’.

My journey started before the Spring of 2015, but for time sake that’s where I will start.

Livewell in Newburgh, IN. has played a huge whole in my journey. The owners Shawn & Molly Angel along with their staff have been a beacon on my path of discovering my strengths and weaknesses and learning to embrace them equally while maintaining love and respect for myself.

Join me if you will as I take you along this journey of looking inward and seeing changes both inwardly and outwardly.

Here’s to health, peace-of-mind and Living Well.
Livewell has helped me achieve all that.

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Go at Your Own Pace

I came across Mr. Turtle on my way home this morning. 11420148_10206917679122676_402779468_o (1)He reminded me that it is okay to go at my own pace. To trust my journey, and realize, I am exactly where I should be at, at just the right time.

And you know what? I think it is safe to say, “So are you.”

Only moments before I ran into Mr. Turtle, I was sitting in my car and had thoughts try to take up residence in my mind. Had it not been for Turtle, that might have happened.

These were the thoughts:

  • I am slow. Too slow.
  • Everything in my life moves slow.
  • I do things much slower than other people.

All these thoughts are false.I am thankful Mr. Turtle was put on my path to remind me that my thoughts were false.

The BIGGEST problem, was the last thought.
Comparing ourselves to other people does not allow us to live our best live. Plus this type of comparison, can drain us of all our ‘HAPPY’, and all the while cause us to be much less than we were created to be.

Each of us is unique in our own right. We were made for a purpose. We were made for such a time as this.

When I looked down at Mr. Turtle, (BTW: I never did officially check the gander of the turtle) he was doing what he was made to do. Going along his way being a turtle. He wasn’t trying to be a fish, dog, or any other animal. He was complete in being a turtle. At his pace, doing his purpose.

As I watched him, I had new thoughts. Thoughts that replaced the false ones form earlier:

  • Look at this turtle, slow, yet doing what he was created to do.
  • Pleasing his Creator by doing what he was made to do. Living his live at his pace.
  • His creator loves him, just the way he is. My creator loves me, just the way I am.

So, go at your own pace. Sometimes, it might be fast, and sometimes slow. As long as you are going, doing, living your purpose, that’s what matters.

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