I woke this morning to a wall of gray outside my bedroom window. The fog was so thick, I couldn't see a thing. Ugh, I thought, today is going to be cold and gray and depressing. Not the best thought to start the day with.
I hate being disappointed. There's nothing worse than getting your hopes up only to have them squelched when something doesn't turn out the way you plan. And that's precisely why I hate to disappoint others. Over the years I've watched myself go on autopilot when someone asks for a favor, saying "yes" when I know in my gut that I'd rather not do it. Or I've suffered, spending too much time trying to come up with a graceful way to let someone down so they wouldn't feel hurt or angry at my "no."
As I sat down to write this week’s newsletter, I realized that today is a special day. A special date, actually. It’s 10/10/10. So, inspired by these numbers, I decided to do something fun. In an effort to help you take good care of yourself, I quickly made a list of ten things to say yes to, ten things to say no to, and ten things that contribute to a great life, overall. I hope you find a few on the list that resonate for you!
This morning, while reflecting on my last unpleasant visit to a doctor, I wrote a letter in my journal as a way to work through my frustration. A letter I wish I could send to every ‘checked out’ healthcare provider.