I hope you enjoy episode number 4 of the podcast. Accepting our best and accepting where we are at in life is so important. It affects our mindset. It affects how we are experiencing life on a day to day basis. Let me know what you all think of this topic!
- We don't have to do it any better than we can - ever. Do our best for the moment, then let it go. If we have to redo it, we can do our best in another moment, later. We can never do more or better than we are able to do at the moment. We punish ourselves and make ourselves feel crazy by expecting more than our reasonable best for now. Striving for excellence is a positive quality. Striving for perfection is self-defeating. Did someone tell us or expect us to do or give or be more? Did someone alway withhold approval? There comes a time when we feel we have done our best. When that times come, let it go. There are days when our best is less than we hoped for. Let those times go too. Start over tomorrow. Work things through, until our best becomes better. There is a time for constructive criticism, but if that's all we give ourselves, we will give up. Empowering and compliment ourselves will not make us lazy. It will nurture us and enable us to give, do and be our best. Today. I will do my best, then let it go, God, help me stop criticizing myself so I can start appreciating how far I've come. - Melody Beattie
- The best you can do is try your best.
- Michelle Poller @HelloFears
Dear Sienna, (inspired by yoga_girl)
I pray that you learn to say "I'm sorry" with ease. Even when you may not mean it yet.
I pray that you choose to compliment other women instead of envying them.
I pray that you look strangers in the eye and acknowledge them. Perhaps with a half smile or a nod.
I pray that you prefer books over beauty magazines.
I pray that the word "diet" never becomes part of your vocabulary. Or the phrase "cheat meal". I pray that you never feel shame or guilt over food.
I pray that you value your body. That you exercise for the right reasons. That you never stop dancing in the kitchen while I'm making you breakfast.
I pray that you stay away from gossip and toxic relationships. That you understand that it is your responsibility to protect your energy.
I pray that you live a life full of brave and courageous decisions. That you follow your heart and your intuition over the herd.
I pray that you know that it is OK to change your mind. And that you voice when you do.
I pray that you love yourself. Not for what you've done or what you have but for who you are.
I pray that you make good friends. Those that celebrate you. Those that keep you inspired. Those that also, ask the hard questions.
I pray that you embrace both of your cultures. That you live to find that the feeling of HOME can be in multiple places at once.
I pray that you learn to set boundaries. That you learn to say NO. That you learn to say YES.
I pray that if you decide to have children, I get to meet them.
I pray that you learn that asking for help is a sign of strength. That being vulnerable is powerful and that you don't have to do it all on your own.
I pray that you're an optimist like your mom, and an adventure-seeker, like your dad.
I pray that you don't ever feel like you have to follow a certain "order of operations" when it comes to life.
I pray that positive habit building matters to you. That you learn to prioritize on what really matters to you. That you learn to tell excuses and self limiting beliefs, to go take a walk when they are bothering you.
I pray that you see rejection as redirection. Most of the times, we never understand why things happen until time has passed. I pray that you learn trust and patience.
I pray that you understand the power of being a woman has. That you own it. That you step up to it. That you honor it.
I pray that you ask me to tuck you into bed for many more years.
And I pray that we remain friends and confidants forever. That thinking of me brings you joy and a feeling of safety.
I love you, Sienna Bear. Happy third birthday.