Oh it’s Monday–amazing how quick it comes around again! From all the snow and ice last week, to rainy and dreary and almost 60 today–gotta love the Ohio four seasons! I am personally very glad that January is almost over. Why? Because it means we are closer to spring, and January tends to be the let down from the holiday seasons…so let’s get a move on February! Talking about February, it’s time for the Flower Fairy Card of the week, which is Self-Love! And for all those whose mind end up in the gutter, I’m not talking about that! Sheesh! Buttercups, the simple, lovely, delicate flower, which is actually a weed by the way, means self-love. How we feel about ourselves is extremely important. If you have been reading my blog, you know that I’ve been working diligently on my meditation practice. I explain the class I’m attending as such–you decide what it is that you want to work on, and then through reading and meditation, it stirs up all the stuff that is holding you back from reaching your potential. I get two responses from folks, either “That sounds amazing!” or “You’re freaking nuts!”. Either way, I love it, and helps immensely with the whole self-loving concept. Through this process, I have really been focused on the messages that I’ve heard, been exposed to, believe about myself, and so on and so forth the past two weeks. For example, according to my gynecologist…I’m getting to that age…what the hell is that supposed to mean??? Yet, when I talked to the powers that be about semi-retiring, I hear, “You’re too young.” So which is it? Funny story from this week…my eye doctor who I love dearly, also gently reminded me this fall that I’m getting to the age where bifocals start to enter the picture. I rolled my eyes at him and told him to bite his tongue. So early Friday morning, I’m getting ready for my yoga class, and couldn’t figure out what was going on with my eyes. I would close one and squint, and walked through the house, thinking what in the world??? And then the comment about bifocals came into my awareness. Panic set in–like maybe I shouldn’t have been so quick to chuck that comment out the window, and does this really happen so quickly like overnight??? EEK! No, not at all. My ding dong self had my contacts in the wrong eyes. I got a good laugh! Anyway, back to the messages that we believe…it’s never too late to work on loving and accepting yourself for who you are, and all the quirks and idiosyncrasies and wonderfulness that make you you! I’m making major life changes this year that will undoubtedly bring up those insecurities and self-doubts–oh what fun. I’ve been drawn to the song “This is Me” by Keala Settle from the movie “The Greatest Showman”. As the lyrics state “I am who I’m meant to be, this is me. Look out ’cause here I come. And I’m marching on to the beat I drum. I’m not scared to be seen. I make no apologies, this is me!” Awesome 2018 self-love anthem!!!