Hey everyone 👋🏾
I’m back. Earlier this morning, I had my quiet time. But due to my migraine earlier, I rushed through it. But I was able get some takeaway from it. The verse of the day is from 1 Corinthians 3:16:
“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?“
-1 Corinthians 3:16 NASB
After reading that verse, it gave me time to reflect over how I view my body and the changes it went through this past year.
The summer of 2018 was when I was notified I developed Type 2 Diabetes. For that was a wake-up call so I got on it. I cut out soda and sugar completely, I cut back on eating a lot of dairy, I was working out three to four times a week, and increased it to six days a week. I lost 12 pounds last year, and I had more energy, and less stress. I was happy.
October 2019, I got sick and then January of this year, I got sick again (chronic seasonal allergies back to back). I fell off track, and then March, I adapted to a new lifestyle of working from home (still love working from home by the way).
It’s was a struggle at first from March until now, but I’m making slow steady progress. But the verse reminded me that my body is a temple, it’s God’s temple and I need to take better care of it because God loves me and cares for me.
Lesson for today: Your body is important to God, your health is important to God, YOU are important to God because you are God’s Temple, His spirit dwells in you. 💖
Until next time…
Just talked to my friend, Jasmine. Long story short, she is doing fine. She has a sprained wrist, but she is ok. We talked for a while about what happened, and how she’s ready to get a new car.
I was glad to know that she was ok. She made me smile when she said it felt good to know other people were caring and thinking about her.
“That’s why I love y’all. Even though we don’t talk everyday, the fact that we still take time to think about each other and talk to each other is what really matters.”
Even though we’re all busy, we are a family. Later on today, I have to check on Mary and her sister to make sure they’re doing alright. It’s a lot going on in the world that we can’t be isolated for long periods of time. We need to continue to stay connected.
That’s what helps us get through these hard times. 😊
Ok, time for me to get back to work.
Until next time…
So, we’ve completed the first full week of July. Here is just a recap of what’s happened so far and what I’ve learned:
A 5-DAY WEEKEND: After relaxing on Monday and Tuesday of this week, it was back to reality when I returned to work on Wednesday. It was the thing I needed, and I’m glad I did it. Started working, and from Wednesday to Friday, work was stress-free.
MOM’S NEW HOUSE: Friday evening, I spent the remainder of the day with Mom to look at her future home, which is lovely. I can’t for her to start this new chapter in her life. After viewing her new house, we spent the rest of the evening at my brother’s, eating a yummy shrimp salad- SO GOOD!
CREATIVITY & BRAINSTORMING: Came home later that night and spent an hour laughing, talking, and brainstorming new ideas with my friend, Jared. It’s great to have a group of friends that not only have the same interests as you, but they’re also working towards the same goals. In my group, I see all of us being creatives and working on something that makes us happy and creates things that can help other individuals with their problems.
SCHOOL & HEALTH: School is still going great, I’m awaiting my final grade for my previous class, and I’m wrapping up my first week of my media writing class. I’ve never been this excited about school in a long time since going to my community college and taking all art classes back in 2009. Still using this time to focus on personal development. My health is still a top priority, so last night and the past few days, I’ve done some reflecting on my choices, my actions, and I know what I need to do now. If your health is not a top priority, then it’s going to be hard for you to focus on anything else if you have low energy. So today is all about planning and getting things together so that I can be ready for the week and for the remainder of 2020.
I know to take baby steps so don’t worry, I’m going to pace myself and track my progress as I go.
Until next time…