it is your day
make it count, make it shine
be beautiful like the sunrise
be you

Every day that I get to fill my lungs with a nice deep breath of life is a gift. Unfortunately, I will admit, there are some days that I forget this. There are days that I am dull. Dulled by what I feel is the boring humdrum of life. At times, I feel as though the daily things keep me stagnate. My shine is lackluster. My sparkle is gone becuase, I feel so stifled.

I do not appreciate the importance of breath, the breath of life. Yesterday was one of those days and I felt the heaviness of life settle down upon me. This can happen to the best of us at any time. This happened to me despite the fact that I am having a great summer, heck a great year. This happened despite the fact that I am in a very good space in my life. The thing about it is that we have to recognize it and not fester or simmer in it. I took action and got my butt moving.

I took a five minute walk, got some sun love. I talked to a girlfriend about nothing at all and laughed. Then I took a few, nice deep breaths and remembered how much I have to be thankful for, even the mundane stuff.  I slowly started to rub away the dull and let my shine come through. I said a few life appreciating affirmations. I started to sparkle. Sometimes it takes action, movement and behavioral change,  inspite of ourselves to lift us out of a funk.

Breathe, dance a little, laugh a little, live a little. Shine!

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