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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Talk About It/Writing Prompt Wednesday: Bookiversary of Not Just Spirited

I'm so sorry that I have had to combine some of my daily posts together. We've had a lot going on around here and, well, sometimes, other things have to go on the back burner.

But they can't stay there.

Life is what we make of it. Yes, that is such a cheesy saying, and I have been told that many times, but it's true. You are what you surround yourself with. You become who you are based on those you choose to be around and you have chosen to become and influenced by. You only allow your heart to open so much due to what you've allowed to harden yourself to.

Don't allow that to happen.

Trust me. I have been there...many, many times. Allowing yourself to be consumed with negative energy, and surrounding yourself with those that have absorbed themselves in it, does nothing but make you stay in a very dark place. And that dark place is very powerful.

You have the strength to move out of that dark place and to move towards brighter things. It may not seem like it when you are in that place, but be strong enough to stand up and push through.

~ Let go of negative thoughts.
~ Let go of negative people that drag you down.
~ Don't allow anger to run your life.
~ Surround yourself with love and positive energy.
~ Do one thing every day for yourself that makes you happy.
~ Allow your body to rest, whether it is through meditation or rest.
~ If there is something in your life you are passionate about - whether it is music, poetry, writing, reading - embrace it and turn to THAT before anything else.
~ Realize that social media is a convenience and not something that should run your life, because there is a lot of negativity out there too.
~ Be the best you that you can be, when you don't think you compare to others.
~ Accept help, when it IS helpful, with grace because someone else may need you too one day.
~ Love with your whole heart, even if it can hurt sometimes.
~ Don't allow others to slam you down, hurt you or push you into a being that you weren't meant to be. It isn't always easy to recognize when it is happening, but when you do, stand up and move forward.
~ Do not allow yourself to enable someone that is capable of caring for themselves. Trust me when I say that is a downfall.
~ Don't ever allow someone to tell you that you can't do something.I tell my kids all the time that there is no such word as 'can't'. Even if the task is hard, trying is the most important part.
~When life gives you a challenge, take it head on and persevere to the best of your ability. No one on this planet is perfect, nor should anyone expect perfection.

This is the bookiversary of my memoir, 'Not Just Spirited'. These are all words I have said to my two children who are on the Spectrum and live with SPD. Both have overcome so many odds and have grown into extraordinary young people. Did I have anything to do with it?

Meh...I don't know.

What I DO know is that all I did was give them the courage and strength to keep moving forward to achieve all they could be. A girl who feared touch to the point she'd run away from people is giving hugs and has her first job. The boy who couldn't speak until he was four is a math and science genius and so sociable.

Be ALL you can you can be.

Today, write about how you can be the best you, you can be.

Happy writing!

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