to be kinder to myself. I’ve been in a funk the last few days and I’ve noticed a lot of negative self-talk going on in my head. So today I’ve been more intentional about giving myself grace (and those around me, too.. but I feel like some days it’s harder to be kind to yourself than it is to other people.. at least for me). So I choose self-love! And I choose kindness.
Josh and I just started watching Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne on Amazon streaming. . It’s the latest project from the creator of Downton Abbey. We’re only halfway through the four episodes, but it’s a really interesting story, and I like the actors in it!
every bit of progress I notice as my body heals and gets stronger: I can fold further forward. I can hold myself up on the pull-up bar for significantly longer (and I can feel my biceps getting larger). The corners of my lips aren’t continuously cracked anymore. My daily walks with Lulu are getting easier. etc. It’s a personal revolution.. I’m reclaiming my health!
Blimey Cow celebrated our 250th Messy Mondays video this week… WOW! We got so many awesome & encouraging messages from viewers congratulating us on this milestone. It was overwhelming! (in the best way) We are forever grateful for the support that makes it possible for us to make silly videos together. For a living! What a dream.
I just finished reading through Hamilton: The Revolution by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda, about the creation of the Broadway musical Hamilton. I’ve been obsessed with the original cast recording for months, but this book deepened my appreciation even more. All the lyrics are written out and annotated. There are interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos of the production. I listened through the album as I read through the book, and it was an awesome experience! I’m sad that there isn’t more!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, supportive viewers/readers, all the kind messages that Blimey Cow got after Monday’s video, hard boiled eggs, afternoon walks with Lulu, the progress I’ve made with my health, healthy lemonade, and friends.
What are you choosing, watching, celebrating, reading, and/or thankful for this week?