209 // I Already Feel Lighter

Today I am grateful for:

  1. Naps. I’m learning that napping is not something to be avoided or ashamed of but something to embrace. Rest is restorative and, dare I say, a form of resistance against our fast-paced world and the idea time the only time that is well spent is time spent producing or consuming. I slept for over an hour this afternoon and it felt great.
  2. My houseplants. I’m the kind of plant mom that over waters rather than under and the value of learning that you can in fact love too much, care too much, give too much and that a little distance and neglect can be good is invaluable.
  3. People who see my strength. I opened up to my coworkers about my chronic illness today and not one felt sorry for me but they all agreed I am one strong woman for getting through such difficulty every day. In a separate incident a family member text to say she met a snake in the road and was terrified and, because I have two pet snakes of my own, called me a “bad ass”.

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Lisa Marie Blair

Hello! I'm an aspiring writer fascinated by the human condition. You can find much of my work on my personal blog and at Zen and Pi. I also tweet as @lisamarieblair_ and share pictures and poetry on Instagram. Please consider signing up for my newsletter or supporting what I do by sharing a cup of virtual coffee. Thank you!

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