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Why little dog…why…?

Why little dog?

Why must you bring dead things into the house?

Why little dog?

Why must you eat that stiff, tiny mouse?

Why little dog?

Why must you eat your poo like a treat?

Why little dog?

Why does eating food prove to be such a difficult feat?

Why little dog?

Why must you find the clean carpet to let out your spew?

Why little dog?

Why I can’t I stay mad at you?

Why little dog?

Because I LOVE YOU!

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Anxiety Took Over

Many of my previous posts have been about how I have been seeing the positive light of my anxiety, however, today was a day when my anxiety started to take over. I always rate my anxiety levels to communicate to my husband how I am feeling. I rate it from 1 to 10. I was sitting between a 5 and 7 for the last half of my day. My chest even hurt because it was starting to be so crushing.

I am not 100% sure why I had the sudden bout of anxiety. There was nothing overly upsetting that happened to me. It just hit fast and hard! Luckily, I was able to practice my self talk and remind myself that everything was ok, and that it was only my chemicals that were acting out of order. There was nothing for me to worry about. It felt better to remember that there was no threat, or stress regarding why I was freaking out. Reminding myself that anxiety was just an imbalance and nothing I had done made me feel empowered. It made me feel in control! It was also  beneficial to remember that healing is a process. The road to recovery does not happen over night. It is a gradual process that will, at times, take a few steps backwards. However, that does not mean that I need to give up. It only means that I work harder to get better.

Remember, you are in control! NOT anxiety!

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Love Gives

I believe a true testament of love is demonstrated by the act of giving. Not just giving gifts that are concealed beneath beautifully decorated paper, but in the act of giving ourselves to others as best we can. We all have been blessed with talents, and these talents should be used to help others. The act of giving our talents to enrich the lives others is a true act of love. Just a simple gift of our smile can brighten even the darkest of days of someone who feels invisible. The gift of chivalry through opening a door can lessen the stress of someone whose hands may be bogged down. Small acts of kindness add up to giant displays of love.

Use your talents to help someone today. :)

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Comfort in the Bathroom Stall

When panic stuck and washed over my body,

I hid.

Behind the dark plastic stall door,

I found comfort.

No one could hear me as I sobbed,

No one could see the tears streak my face.

As I clutched my twisted stomach,

While my lungs pulled for air,

I was locked safely away.

Four months later,

I have strength to not hide,

I am free from my panic.

As I stand before the stall where I found refuge,

I feel the strength of my spirit,

I am healing.

It feels freeing to be able to see my place of refuge,

When I am panic free and strong,

I rejoice!

Think about What You are Thinking About

A positive life is built on the foundation of positive thoughts. If our thoughts are clouded by negativity, it is impossible to live a positive life. Our actions are reflections of our thoughts, so if you think poorly about yourself then your actions will demonstrate that. If you hate your job, your actions
will reflect those thoughts. People can sense if we are optimistic or pessimistic people almost instantly. It can be draining to be around someone who is always upset about something and people may start to avoid you if you are a negative person.

When my anxiety was at its height, I was stuck in the endless cycle of negative thinking and my life seemed to be crumbling around me. However, I decided I didn’t want to live like that anymore. I spent a lot of time reading my bible and filling my brain with positive thoughts! Guess what?! My world became a little brighter one thought at a time. :)

Today, pay attention to what you are thinking. Try to change a negative thought to a positive one.

Have an awesome day!