Friday, December 20, 2019

December 20th, 2019 What A Relief

December 20th, 2019 What A Relief

Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my food plan boundaries, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I'm a big believer in the practice of a morning foundational routine. It is by far the most important part of my daily practice. I just finished a powerful and extended foundational routine (woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep) and I feel centered for this day. It all starts with a humble declaration of my need for guidance. Prayer, meditation, gratitude, positive visualizations, and positive affirmations make up this daily practice. I've gotten into the "I've got this" groove many times in my past and it's never ended well. I don't "got this," and what a relief it is to embrace this powerful truth, first thing, each morning. It's never what we know- it's always what we do. For today, I'm willing to not know it all--and simply do, by honoring the boundaries of this daily practice of things that help keep me well.

I had a beautiful opportunity to enjoy dinner out with my youngest daughter Courtney, Lucas, and three of my grandkids. Between their full-time jobs and the time they spend taking care of these three precious ones, an opportunity like that is rare. We seized the opportunity the other night and it was fantastic. They were taking the Christmas lights tour, so after their excursion, we met up at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Phoebe, Oliver, and Noah...oh my, so precious and adorable. We are blessed.

What incredible blessings at that table!! The next day, I was able to make the afternoon trip to see Noah perform in the Christmas program at his school. I was so grateful to be able to make it over there for the performance.

This week is typically the busiest week of the year in broadcasting and it's certainly lived up to that reputation and expectation. Longer than normal workdays and different challenges are a part of it.

We had our company Christmas gathering earlier this week. I'm pretty sure we had enough food to feed three times as many people in attendance. I prepared a good on-plan meal and enjoyed the company of my colleagues. I cannot overstate the gratitude I have for the neutrality in that situation. For that day, it was a major blessing.

Last night's big special holiday broadcast kept me out late. It was a super-long workday and by the time it was over, I made the decision to treat myself to a meal out for dinner. I enjoy preparing my meals at home and I love the certainty that practice provides for my food plan, however--after yesterday's marathon schedule, a dinner out was the best choice for me.

My morning foundational routine is complete, my food is planned for today, and I'm about to head toward the studio for what should be a really good day. I hope your Friday is a great one! 

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