Summer Vacation 2016-Sacred Sanity
You're blessed when you're content with just who you are-no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought." (19, The Message Bible)
It is time for for my summer vacation posts! I didn't do them last year because I was too busy. Fortunately, this summer vacation is more relaxed, so I should be able to post every day.
We are at Nag's Head, North Carolina, on the outer banks. I wish we were boycotting North Carolina but as my family decided not to, I figure I might as well enjoy the vacation.
Yesterday, as I was climbing the stairs to the house, I thought to myself,
nothing is more sacred than sanity.
It is so refreshing and wonderful to be on vacation and not be exhausted and depressed. I feel free. DBT has helped me the way I knew it would and today I am not anxious but very happy. I feel comfortable in my own skin and it is a very luxurious, utterly enjoyable emotion. Thanks to mindfulness, I am able to recognize these feelings and fully revel in them. Today, I am emotionally rich.
To celebrate my new found confidence yesterday, I took many selfies. So what if I am fat?! I am still flabulous! Because of my fibromyalgia, I am not able to exercise as much as I would like but I do genuinely enjoy eating healthy. Many people assume that I am dieting when they see how I eat but I do not and never will. One really can be healthy and happen to be fat. Of course, even if I was not healthy, I would still be flabulous because health does not actually equal self-worth.
Here I am being happy:
I can take pride in how I look, no matter my weight.
Time to relax!