Day 19 of the Great Release Challenge!
30 Days to an AWESOME New You!
by Silver RavenWolf
Your Mission Today: Do something super special for your pet. Yup. The holiday season is just as stressful on your favorite friend as it is on humans. With everything going on, you may have been ignoring your best bud. Today, do something wonderful for your animal/reptile/bird kingdom friend! Spend some quality time, playtime, perhaps some overlooked pet maintenance, etc. Good for your pet! Good for you!
Don’t have a pet? I can’t leave you out in the cold. Not on Day 19. Not when we don’t have much further to go! Do something super special for: A friend, A family member, Charity…you pick!
I do so hope you share with us what you choose to do on Day 19! We all would love to hear!
My Release Diary: Spent part of the day with the granddaughter. I managed to drag out three huge trash bags that were in my son’s old room. Mission accomplished! Everyone in the family is preparing for tonight’s Yule celebration — cleaning, picking up last minute necessities — all that! Tonight, we will be our Yule ritual in total darkness. The light only comes on at the very end.
Day 18 of the Great Release Challenge!
30 Days to an Awesome New You!
by Silver RavenWolf
Today’s post is short. It is the weekend, as I mention further down the blog, and you may already have a long list of tasks related to the holiday season and family responsibilities to deal with today. Remember that the entire program is your choice, and you can do as you like. Fit what you can in — don’t stress over what you can’t. The idea is to enjoy the challenge, okay?
Your Mission Today: Our challenge today is dedicated to one of our enthusiastic challenge buddies — Take out at least one bag of trash that has just been sitting there for ages. You were doing great. All fired up! You filled those bags… and there they sat. They might have been too heavy (okay, so break it into two bags), or perhaps you kept thinking I’ll get it later, and then the out-of-sight-out-of-mind scenario hit. Maybe you became ill, or just really, really busy. If you are super lucky and don’t have any offending bags hanging around the premises — then your challenge today is to get rid of any and all dead plants. No dead plants? That’s good, because it is thought that dead plants are not only visual mood sappers, but energy black holes! Don’t need that!
No trash? No dead plants? Find one small area (not a big one unless you have loads of time today) that you have been avoiding. Tackle that!
I realize that this is the weekend. Yule is almost upon us. Christmas not far ahead. You might be spending the day doing last minute things with a party scheduled tonight (that’s what’s happening here). Do what you can today and leave it at that. Tomorrow is another day!
No party tonight? Then have one! Even if it is just yourself, kick back, put on a favorite movie or music, light a nicely scented candle, gaze at the Yule tree — whatever makes you feel joyful. Remember today’s twitter?
JOY = Just Own Yourself — and everything else will fall into place.
My Release Diary: I spent the day with all sorts of catch-up tasks. I re-evaluated when bills were due, subscriptions, our family schedule for the next two weeks, cleaned out my e-mail, went to the post office, picked up last minute gifts for our BFC Solstice party, threw in a load of laundry, enjoyed making dinner for my daughter and granddaughter (who trundled home with the monkey bigger than herself) and drug out the train set to put under the Yule tree. In Pennsylvania? You can’t EVER have a Yule tree without a train set! Enola, once just about the biggest railroad yard in the US, is only a stone’s throw from here. No matter where you are in the tri-county area, you can always hear the trains, especially at night when the stillness acts like a trampoline for the clanking locomotive wheels and forlorn whistle skittering over those cold, frosty tracks. Okay, so I get poetic with the winter train thang. Childhood memory that stayed good. After dinner we (as in granddaughter and daughter) watched a Disney Tinkerbell movie. The moon was in Taurus today — which figures. We ate comfort food for dinner, watched a family-comforting movie, and welcomed the security of traditional memories (the train). Yep. Going with the flow. How about you?
Are you remembering to do your morning Braucherei prayers? Several of your challenge friends have had wonderful success with it already. I changed the post heading so you can find it better in the archives.
Here’s hoping today is simply a glorious, delight-filled experience! You deserve it!