I’ve been binge watching Grey’s Anatomy recently. I love that show. It’s definitely up there with FRIENDS and House in my opinion. And I read something the other day from the one and only Meredith Grey that got me thinking.
It really stuck with me… so read it in your best Meredith Grey voice to get the full effect.
So do it. Decide.
Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate?
Breathe out. And decide.
Why are we so afraid of change? Maybe you’re scoffing at that sentence. “I’m not afraid of change.” But maybe you are. Maybe we all are. When is the last time you tried something new? Is this the life you want to live?
The answers to those two questions for me are “Yeah I tried a new dish at the same place we always go to just last week,” and “Of course it is, I love my life.”
BUT if I’m being completely honest with myself, I could answer those a little differently. Have I been out of my comfort zone lately? No. Do I want to live “this” life, yes, but could I be doing more, CERTAINLY! Don’t you just want to go out and help someone now that you’ve agreed you could be doing more? I do. I know I’m capable of more, I could be better, more patient, more giving. But how likely is it that we are going to go change everything we could improve in ourselves overnight? Not likely.
So start small. Be Bold. Be Good. Be Patient. Be Kind. If you are already all of those things, choose something else. Pick one new thing to be this week.
I chose to Be Bold this last month. I’ve brought dinner and have signed up to bring dinner to more people in this last month than the last 3 years combined. Maybe that’s not a big deal to some of you. But it kind of is for me. Planning ahead, committing to making/bringing someone dinner when somedays I can hardly get my own dinner on the table at a reasonable hour is hard for me. Signing up and volunteering is hard for me. We all have strengths and weaknesses and this is definitely my insecurity. I am not the best cook. I make things that are edible, but everyone else seems to have Gourmet dishes compared to my simple meals.
But with some positive affirmations, I’m being Bold, putting myself out there and saying screw it. At least I’m trying right? So here’s to being something different this month. Positive Affirmations folks, they’re kind of magic aren’t they?
Speaking of positive affirmations, my favorite hands down are visual affirmations. Que the Graphic T shirt! I must own a hundred. Ok maybe not a hundred, but still. You can pick up this cute T-shirt I’m wearing or choose from a ton more, here. (PS you can use code BESTORY to get if for $15.95 w/ free shipping this weekend 04/28-04/30). I love these T shirts because of how effortless they are. There’s nothing easier or cuter than jeans and a tshirt. If Jake had one wish, it would be me in jeans and a t-shirt everyday for the rest of my life AND World Peace (#namethatmovie). Rock it with a statement necklace, and a fun purse, or just add a baseball hat and be out the door! Anytime I want to wimp out on a new experience I look in a mirror and tell myself I got this, because I went through labor twice and everything else is cake, and because my shirt says I can haha. So Be Bold, Weird, Happy or Kind. But be something. Decide.