If we are what we eat then today I am oatmeal, blueberries, a turkey sandwich, an apple, salmon, salad and green beans.
Oh, and a medium vanilla chai latte and one...okay, two really tasty sugar cookies.
Well, I'm not perfect!
Think about what else we feed ourselves every day that helps to create who we are.
Did you savor the taste of love and joy?
Did you eat a big helping of self-criticism and negative talk?
Did you swallow shame and guilt?
How much anger and resentment did you chew on today?
What about that green smoothie of jealousy you had for a midafternoon snack?
And then right before bed did you munch on doubt and insecurity?
All of these things blend into one big combo meal of emotions and feelings that feed who we are. Have you heard the expression, "junk in- junk out?"
This is exactly what happens to your body and life. In the same way eating high calorie, sugar-filled junk food will show outwardly in the form of weight gain, when you feed yourself negativity then negativity will show outwardly to create a life of anger, depression and pain.
Isn't it time to pay attention to what you feed your mind, body and soul?
Create a menu of positive self-empowering mind, body and soul food.
Begin mixing in healthy amounts of gratitude and self-care into your diet.
None of us are perfect and along with the occasional really tasty sugar cookie there will be times that negative self-talk, doubt or shame will sneak into your daily diet.
Forgive yourself when you indulge in these and then - move on!
If you knew you had the power to create happiness in your life wouldn't you do it?
Well, you do!
It all starts with being grateful. Begin and end each day in gratitude. Just like weight lifting begins strengthening your body with one work out at a time, exercising your gratitude and self- compassion muscles will reshape your life one thank-you and one act of self-love at a time.
Gratitude leads to love, joy and kindness. When you begin fueling your soul with these it will show outwardly bringing happiness to your life.
YOU do have the power to become what you eat! Eat wisely.
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Pennie's Life Lesson:
"You are what you eat --
feed love to your mind, body and soul!"
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My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to pay attention to your negative self-talk and emotions that you consume and replace them with loving self-care and gratitude.
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