Yeahhhhhhh. I didn’t plan on recording this evening at all, but sometimes things hit you like a ton of bricks and you just need to get them out. This podcast is my journal, my outlet, my therapy in a way, and it is how I express myself.
The last two days/week I have been feeling highly emotional, crying for no reason, angry, sad, down, all over the place. Part of that has to do with 2020 ending, and all the emotions of revisiting what for me and my family has been a hard year.
It has been hard on all of us, even if you feel like it hasn’t touched you, it has. The thing that is important, and keeps me personally going is my relationships. I value them above all else, and I can never seem to express to the people in my life what they mean to me.
I was listening to a Hal Elrod podcast today and he reminded his listeners to take a moment, and tell the people in your life that you are grateful to them for being a part of your life, and thank them for being them.
This is not an easy task. For me, it wasn’t too hard because I try and do this as often as I can, but there are some people in your life that you maybe have never said this to. I get it. It’s ok. I promise they won’t think you are nuts. Who cares if they do anyways.
You never know when someone needs to hear that they have meaning have in your life. This podcast episode is two fold where I rant about-
- The meaning of relationships and sharing your gratitude
- We are not an island. Allow people to help you when you need it.
You probably won’t get it until you listen to it, but this is something I truly believe in. That due to the internet and social media, we have become islands. Connected, but not really. Surface level.
The internet has it’s good’s and bad qualities, and essentially it should be used as a tool. Why not use it to strengthen your relationships past an emoji this holiday season?
You will find more meaning than you think when you reach out to someone, and you will be surprised by what you find out when you open up to the people you care about in your life. Even if you haven’t spoken to them in a while. Take the first step, because someone has to, let it be you.
Speaking of finding meaning, the pop up dance parties on zoom have been giving me a serious uptick in my mood. They are so much fun, and I truly hope you will join in that fun. Subscribe to my newsletter to get the zoom link.
You can be cleaning, changing a diaper, cooking, singing, or dancing your face off. It is a lovely way to connect with humans for a short time and shake off some stress.
Everyone will be muted and listening to their own music. It is a ball! My friend Jess brought puppets last time, so that is totally happening again, possibly with show tunes.
Look for a holiday jams in JAMS coming up sometime soon!