Morning Mindfulness ~XXXVI~

5/10/22



To the woman who
has lost her spark.

To the woman whose
get up and go
has well and truly gone.

This is for you.

This is to remind you
that you don’t have to be
everything to everyone,
every day.

You didn’t sign up for that.

Remember when you used to
laugh?
Sing?
Throw caution to the wind?

Remember when you used to
forgive yourself
more quickly
for not always being perfect?

You can get that back again.

You really can.

And that doesn’t have to mean
letting people down
or walking away.

It just means being kinder to you,
feeling brave enough
to say no sometimes.
Being brave enough
to stop sometimes.
And rest.

It starts
the moment you realize
that you’re not quite who
you used to be.

Some of that is good,
some of that is not.

There are parts of you
that need to be brought back.

And if anyone in your life
is not okay with that…
they are not your people.

Your people
will be glad
to see that spark
starting to light up again.

So, if you have been
slowly fading away
my friend,
this is the time
to start saying yes
to things
that bring you joy
and no to things
that don’t.

It’s really pretty simple.

~Donna Ashworth

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