Welcome back to another edition of Find The Good Friday, a weekly newsletter where we share helpful resources, one inspiring quote, one quick tip, and one find the good story to help you find the good this upcoming week.
Our goal is to help you get through the good and the bad days, the ups and the downs, and anything else that stands between you and a smile on your face.
This week's focus: Taking care of yourself so you can be at your best.
Let’s get to it!
This Week's Resources
Here’s a list of some of my favorite resources this week. If you have the time to check them out, I’d highly recommend it!
Helpful article: 12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself
Inspiring Video: The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown
- Song: The Roads – Jonah Kagen
This Week's Quote
This Week's Quick Tip
Ahhhh yes, the season of fall. When the weather gets cooler, colorful leaves begin to fall off their branches, and everyone and their mothers seem to be catching a cold.
Gotta love it.
As for me, I haven’t gotten sick yet (knock on wood). But I’m writing this today with a sprained ankle on the left and a swollen toe on the right. Yep, you guessed it... indoor soccer.
You see, there are always going to be times when you’re feeling a bit under the weather or just not at your best. That’s just life. And as much as you might want to get back out there and tell your friends “I’m fine, really” and get on with your life...
Sometimes the best thing you can do is take a step back, reset, and recharge. Because you can’t be at your best if you’re not feeling your best.
So this upcoming week, I encourage you to take some time for yourself to relax and recharge (even if you’re feeling as healthy as can be).
Don’t forget to take care of yourself... not just sometimes, but always.
This Week's Find The Good Story
This week’s find the good story is from an anonymous member of our community. Hope it inspires you as much as it inspires us!
“My father passed away last year, and it wrecked me. It was the darkest and hardest time of my life trying to navigate my new normal – my life without him. For weeks, I was functioning on autopilot. But it was through this process that I found what helps me find the good.
My father was a huge fan of nature, and two months after his passing, I decided to go on a hike in memory of him. I remember hating it at first, second guessing my decisions and wondering if this was my version of a 'midlife crisis.' But once I got to the top, I just sat there. I sat in silence and looked out at the mountains, learning to observe and appreciate the small things. I took in the sounds, sights, smells of my environment, and it helped me feel connected with myself. I remember finally feeling at peace.
That moment was a turning point for me. Since then, I learned to just take it all in and appreciate things for what they are. That there is always a cup half full perspective, and that happiness can be made from the smallest of experiences. You just have to sit and watch.”