living our best life – today

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With all the stressful things going on around the world, it takes a huge toll on our minds and therefore our bodies.  Those of us who live with chronic illnesses have very legitimate reasons to be concerned.  But instead on dwelling on the scary, we are going to focus on one postive thing we can do today to bring about contentment, joy, relaxation, or any feeling that is the opposite from the ball of stress you may have rolling around inside you.

So, my question for today is, “What is one thing you can do this very day to allow yourself to feel at ease in the world, even for a little while?”

 

~ I am praying for every single one of you beautifully amazing people, now go be amazing, even if it is from the four walls of your room.  

“Peace is always beautiful.” —Walt Whitman

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86 thoughts on “living our best life – today

  1. I tune out and tune in… Meaning I do the things I love to do, with me you know its painting and picking up my knitting… I have been knitting alot lately lol…
    But I also Meditate…. listening to soft relaxing music, as I take myself away on a little adventure in my mind..
    Your beautiful image of the pebble beach is perfect…
    I often visualise myself sitting on top of a sandy outcrop of rocks watching the Sun rise or Set as I imagine the waves gently lapping near my feet…
    And I call upon my guide whose gentle vibration heals and soothes just by their presence.
    I breathe deeply breathing in from my chest then my stomach and then I open my mouth to breathe in from my throat. This allows as much air as you can get into your lungs….
    We often do not breathe deeply enough.. and we need that oxygen input into our bodies to help bring that circulation and oxygen to our muscles and brain etc…

    Keep breathing in that deep peace Wendi…
    Much love dear friend… ❤ and take care of you.. ❤ 🙂

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    • what beautiful ways to spend a day in comfort, healing, health and joy. When I meditate and want to find a joyfilled space in my mind, I always choose water with wind……Thank you for the breathing in through your throat, I had not read to do this so I am going to try that!
      Thank you for being such a light to so many people. I am thinking a halo is about to appear over your head due to all of your kind works! 🙂

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    • awww……….thank you so very much Caz, what a beautiful thing to write. 🙂 One of my absolute favorite things about blogging is the community that I feel with all of you amazing people. Not feeling so alone is truly a huge blessing. Bless you Caz 🙂

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  2. Hi Wendi :
    I am looking out my window at the view which is very much like the lovely photo you posted. It is sunny, and I am enjoying my plants.
    And I am praying, in this quiet place, for everyone. We are all interconnected.
    🤗

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  3. I am not chronically ill, but my husband has many health issues and the mere idea of him being exposed to this virus freaks me out a little, but then I tell myself to calm down remembering all that he’s been through and how the Creator has always provided whatever we may need. It’s easy to panic though with the constant diet of dire news stories. So, I try to visit WordPress often to read posts such as this one and focus on the good things and good people all around me. God bless you and grant you whatever you may need, whether that is spiritual, physical, or emotional.

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    • Thank you so very much Carol for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. I prayed specifically for you and your husband this morning and I know you must be worried about him. I don’t watch the news, and haven’t for almost 2 years as it is too stressful but you can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with information.
      Sending you love and peace.

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  4. As I was giving into yet another bout of panic, God spoke very kindly to me this morning. He said He could only be present to me in the present, not the future. A real wake up message to stay in the present. God will be there for me.

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  5. This was a beautiful and brilliant post Wendi! Thank you for this and you are definitely correct! I am doing the best to not dwell on the stress and continue living the best life I can. I am mindful of what is going on and that is really all we can do!

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  6. Thank you for sharing!!.. I do the same thing every day; I wake up on the green side of the grass knowing destiny gave me another chance to live life and I do so by following my heart with a dream in my pocket!!… 🙂

    “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” Louisa May Alcott

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  7. I focus on my breathing, Wendi, and also all those things that represent goodness in my life. Slow, deep breaths. I “tune out” the world and its insanity and simply live each day in my little Kingdom. I use my camera as my means to slip into my Zone and the I follow that up by keeping in mind for the rest of the day what I experienced with my camera.
    Feeding the fear will do no good to any of us. Staying calm and focused on GOOD and beauty is the key to stability. Oh yes the panic is very real how people are acting. Don’t go there. Ignore this behavior. It is on them that they are in a frenzy. Things will calm down. And until then, keep being proactive not only by staying safe in this storm, but practicing joy. xo

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