Today’s Gem of Insight #136

Slow-turtle-practicing-patienceToday’s insight journey led me to the idea that there comes a time when we all must make due with something. As human beings it is our natural tendency to want to fix things that we deem to be broken, change our circumstances when we find them to be less than desirable, and change ourselves when we reach the conclusion that we need to adapt and adjust. And that is perfectly fine.

However, one of the areas in which we human beings seem to struggle the most is knowing when and how to make due with things when doing so is exactly what is in our best interest. Now, I am not saying that we need to constantly live our lives according to the status quo, never wanting or hoping for anything beyond what we have and are currently experiencing.

Instead, what I am proposing is that we recognize those moments when we simply need to make due with the current state of things, even if just for a short while. Doing so will likely reduce our stress levels (as we will no longer flutter about like nervous little butterflies) and provide us with the time needed in order to gain the clarity required to recognize the moments when we are to make adjustments, so that we can make the most of them. And to me, clarity and proper placement in respect to future opportunities is well worth making due with certain things for a little while. What are your thoughts? #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Insight #126

IMG_4445Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that, we, as a society, really do consume too much sugar. I, like many of us, appreciate a nice dessert or a comforting snack here and there, and on occasion those desserts or snacks might contain more sugar than others. Sometimes that is simply how the cookie crumbles (no pun intended). And that is certainly okay, especially when consumed in moderation.

However, it seems that the majority of the food and beverage items that we purchase, whether from a grocery store or a restaurant, contain varying amounts of sugar of which a large part of society is not aware. So, when we think that we are only consuming a certain amount of sugar, we are actually taking in much more than that.

In order to stay on top of this we need to ensure that we are paying more attention to the ingredients in the food and beverage items that we consume. It requires more time and effort to do that, but as we live longer and healthier lives our bodies and our loved ones will thank us. #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Insight #118

IMG_4431Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that sometimes it’s just nice to stay home and have some personal time. I enjoy being social, seeing the world, and communing with life on a regular basis, something that I believe is likely the case for many of us. I appreciate the people whom I meet, the experiences that I become a part of (sometimes inadvertently), and the lessons that I learn along the way.

Yet, at times, I want and need to have some time to myself, not in an attempt to avoid others or lock myself away from the world, but rather as a time of self-rejuvenation, if you will. Oftentimes, taking the time to stay at home and enjoy me, myself, and I not only allows me to relax, but it also helps me to learn things about myself of which I was previously unaware.

So, the next time that a friend or loved one ops to make it a night in instead of a night out, let’s applaud them knowing that they are taking some much needed time for themselves and making themselves a better them in the process. #lovebythedrop