I have been in a really contemplative place lately. I don’t know how better to describe it but I’m in major evaluation mode. I’m okay. I’m just thinking about a lot of things and working on a lot of things. This is a good thing.
I taught a yoga class this morning and during my closing message I asked my class that if they did nothing else during the course of the day to at least make an effort to be kind and to treat those they encounter with respect. My experience has been (especially recently) that you have absolutely no idea what is going on with other people. No idea. And you never know what the smallest act of kindness you show someone might do for them. And even if you don’t go out of your way to make a specific gesture, just be a good person who cares about/is aware of other people’s feelings.
The CRAZIEST thing about all of this is that I walked out of the yoga studio and greeted a friend of mine who was going in to take the next class. We started out with small talk and the next thing I knew her eyes were filling with tears and she ended up sharing a personal struggle that was weighing on her. And the even crazier thing is that I can totally relate to what she is going through and my heart aches for her. She said, “I don’t even know why I’m saying all of this right now,” but I told her I was so glad she did share.
Later in the day I was at the gym working out when I had another moment with a friend/member who is dealing with some major professional challenges. I could feel her stress and see her pain in her eyes. Twice in one day I had the opportunity to be there for people I care about who were trying so hard to keep it together but were on the verge of having their walls crumble.
Let me back up…what led me to even share the message to my yoga class was that I was treated with kindness last night that I could not even fathom and that I don’t think I even deserve. It’s the type of kindness that seriously gives you faith. Being a good person is a real and important thing that can make a huge different in so many people’s lives. It’s also the type of kindness that makes it really clear what kind of people you want in your life.
And today in photos.
Breakfast was a Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie from Carolina Smoothies after teaching yoga. I came home for lunch to meet the AC repair guy and I was THRILLED to receive news that it would only be $200 small part fix and I ask that everyone PLEASE pray that my entire unit does not need to be replaced this summer. I had salad and leftover pizza from last night for lunch. So yummy!
I took a little detour by Lululemon on my way back to work. Pretty sure my financial planner would not approve (especially given that we just met yesterday) but we have a new dress code at work where we have to wear Metro branded or Metro orange clothes and Lulu just happens to have our exact brand color in tons of styles right now so I picked up a power y, cool racer and flow y bra along with some new speed shorts.
And guess who finally picked up a weight today? This girl…to the tune of 5 sets of 20 barbell squats at 75#. I still want to yoga, yoga, yoga but unfortunately I need to work, work, work so I have to get in what I can. Y’all know I love squatting more than anything so it felt great!
Bed time. I have an early PT client tomorrow. Please think about what I shared above. Please?