One of the things that I teach about in one my addictions class is that we can easily fall back into negative habits and patterns when we let ourselves get to Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired or Sad (HALTS). Teaching is a funny thing. You can get yourself way deep into the middle of the lesson because you TRULY believe in what you are teaching. Then....you walk away and, sometime later it dawns on you that, even though you just taught something that you KNOW is true you have not been practicing it.
I have let myself fall back into some places that cause triggers for me. If I even let myself lose some focus then I am a goner. ~laffin in that scary kinda way~ Instead and being strong and getting rest and regrouping, I bought popcorn and potato chips and self medicated. ~grins~
So it is time to focus again. One of the things that can bring me back to Mindy is my list.
It's been too long hasn't it?
Today I am thankful for:
- Money to pay my taxes
- New mattresses
- People who love me enough to find their place in my head
- Fresh clean panties
- Cell phone chargers
- Snail mail
- My mom learning to text
- Granddudes and dudette
- Oatmeal and dried cherries
- Soft boots
- Basil and rosemary plants
- Paint and brushes
- A body that has served me very well
- Soft t-shirts from far off places
- A washer and dryer in my home
Oh come on....don't be shy.....Tell me. I can keep a secret. ~grins~