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Week 10- Respect and Accepting of Others

Welcome back everyone! If you're still hanging in, that's amazing!! Thank you for your continued support. What are you snacking on this week? I'm about to enjoy some steak for Valentines Day! How was your Valentines Day? I hope you felt the love today! Let's jump in...

In the past, we've talked about accepting ourselves the way we are. We've talked about self care and love. We have even talked listening to others that are close to us. This week, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to show love and understanding to others. In our life, we go through such a journey. I think most of us can look back on our younger years and wish that we knew then what we do now. We look back at mistakes we've made and people we knew. Who remembers these times of such transition? Who remembers some people from their past or present seeming so "different?:" Maybe these are some people who weren't so understood. People who weren't/aren't afraid to be themselves.

We need to recognize, that people are individuals with their own thoughts and emotions. Their own interests and values. Everyone is living their own life and have their own struggles. I wanted to touch base and make sure that we don't forget to accept others for who they are, as much as we should accept ourselves for who we are. Sometimes it can be easy to get into our own world and focus on our own problems, worries etc, and forget to check in on others around us. In this world, I think it's safe to say that a lot of people are looking out for mainly themselves. There's nothing wrong with making sure you are taking care of you and making sure you have everything you need. I think it's also important to lift each other up. To support each other. It seems like there is such a huge increase in people either having disregard for others, being too busy, or who really just can't handle being around others. People are losing touch with each other, When did this start happening? When did we stop trying to help each other out?

I understand that times are hard for us right now. We've had change after change, and we have a ton on our plates right now. We are still in this horrible pandemic. We are so busy with life: our family, our jobs, self care etc. There are even those of us who are empaths who just can't really seem to handle others. This is ok. This is normal. I still want you to take your time for you. I encourage everyone to try and check in on others. We all need a little help at times. It feels amazing to have someone check in on us sometimes, "Hey, how have you been lately? Is there anything going on that you'd like to talk about? How are you really?" Ask family and friends this. Even if they don't want to talk about it, it'll still feel great to have somebody ask that question.

It's so important for us to accept others and show love and compassion. We're all different people with different passions, interests, concerns etc. People can get judged for the smallest, most insignificant things. People can feel so lonely. A lot of people struggle with feelings of loneliness especially now. It doesn't take much to reach out and see how someone is. We can all make a difference in someone's life. We can all reach out a helping hand of support. We can listen to others, help within our limits and means, offer an ear for listening, advice when needed, etc. It's very important for us to keep our needs and wants in focus, but it's also important to for us to keep others in mind. It doesn't take much to check on those closest to us. We can spread love and understanding to others by being accepting and understanding. We can listen, talk, check in, make others laugh. The point I'm trying to make is, let's start making sure others are ok. Not just right now, but continue to do so after the pandemic. Let's lean on each other. Let others know you're a safe place to vent to. A safe person to let in.

That's it for this week. This week was a bit shorter than usual. I just wanted to remind everyone to reach out and check on others, close to you and otherwise if you're able. Enjoy your Valentines Day everyone. Until next week.

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