November is a wonderful time of year. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning different colors and there is a hint that fall is finally here. It is also a time of year that we often take time to reflect. Perhaps with Thanksgiving being this month we may take more time to stop and realize how blessed we really are. As we start to make family plans for Thanksgiving Day, we also may begin to realize just how special our relationships are with our family, friends, clients, co-workers and neighbors really are. We may even take a moment to say “Thank you” out loud just because we are over-whelmed with joy with knowing that we truly are blessed to have so many amazing and loving people in our lives. Relationships are an important part of our life and we thrive when we are involved with people that we love and care about. Taking the time to be with the ones we love and nurture our relationships is not only important, but also necessary in order to keep them alive. Is there a family member, friend, client, or co-worker that you care and love but have lost contact with? Maybe you lost touch or your relationship has faded because neither of you made it a priority to keep in touch.
This month, OC Fitness Mama would like to encourage you to re-connect, re-kindle and reach out if there is someone you have lost touch with. If you feel that the relationship is healthy and you miss that person, reach out to them and let them know that you care about them. Sometimes it’s about forgiving someone that has hurt you or done something that has not been loving toward you. Forgiving them for whatever that might be is something you can control because you can’t control what they did that hurt you. By forgiving someone that hurts us is a very healthy thing to do. Forgiveness is part of our internal health and is a gift to our selves that can free our heart, spirit and soul from bitterness and pain. Maybe you forgive someone and it’s best to let the relationship remain afar, but you will have done your part by taking care of you. When we forgive others that have hurt us we give our self a gift back and that is a beautiful thing.
This month something that would be a great addition to your internal health would be to take time to journal five things daily that you’re grateful for. Doing this journaling can bring you joy and also help you see how blessed you really are. Try it and if you would like to share some of your daily journaling with us at OC Fitness Mama we would love to hear from you! You may post them on our business page wall on Facebook.
One of OC Fitness Mama’s favorite scriptures is John 13:34…A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year, spend time with the ones you love and enjoy each other.
After all, time with the people we love is something that is more precious than any gift. Time is irreversible and we create amazing memories when we live life in the present while making them. Enjoy your visits, your time and conversations with the people in your life this Thanksgiving. Living in the present is a powerful way to live your life, each and every day.
You will be grateful you do!
Fit & Fabulous @ 40 and Beyond!
OC Fitness Mama