You’re doing great! No matter where you’re jumping in on this Soul Tending Challenge, please know that you’re welcome and success is yours.
And if you’re doing the work but not posting, all of your work still counts; more than counts. Because it’s about you and what you need to be doing to grow.
Along the way, I’m hearing from many of you privately. You’re wanting to reassure me that you’re doing the work or expressing your apologies for doing it differently or on the same day. You’re telling me that you value the opportunity but you are conflicted in some way.
Conflicted about posting publicly, the prompts, the schedule or something else.
And that’s okay friend. Truly. There have been days and prompts that have pushed me and made me consider quitting. But I recall my “why” and my desired outcome and I am able to keep going. I hope you’ll do the same.
Up this week…
17 | SNUGGLE A PET/STUFFED ANIMAL
If this sounds miserable to you, set a timer for 20 minutes and then you’re done!
18 | SMILE, SMILE, SMILE
1 post, 3 different photos of the same smile or three smiles of those you love.
My only encouragement is that you avoid using filters to alter your smile in any way, just be you.
Please share what made you smile – I hope you’ll be surprised.
19 | FORGIVE YOURSELF
This is important work in our souls.
Not designed to take you to a dark place but if you sit and consider a lingering thought, hurt or unresolved matter and how you contributed to it – you may unearth the need to forgive yourself.
The best photo I can think of for this is for you to share a selfie without fixing up yourself for the shot.
In forgiveness there is freedom. Show us you.
20 | BE STILL + SILENT FOR AN HOUR
It’s not impossible.
To be quiet for an hour. I’m probably gonna read or maybe take a nap, schedule-permitting, but this is for you to put your electronics away and just daydream. Let your mind wander.
21 | FIND YOUR SOUL CARE SPOT
A place where you can go and just repeat what you did yesterday.
Kuddos to you.
Even if you don’t get to spend much time there, add a candle or a favorite photo and tell your people “mine!”
22 | WRITE A NOTE OR SHARE A KIND WORD WITH A STRANGER
You know how sometimes you leave the grocery check-out line and you knew you were to say something kind and encouraging to that person but you chickened out for whatever reason?
Not sure who to write to? The World Needs More Love Letters can guide you.
Go into today intentionally looking for an opportunity to do something kind or speak kind words to a stranger or an acquaintance – without expectation but with sincerity.
23 | DAYDREAM
Snap a photo of your view and then get back to it.
Remember to have fun, it’s work, but it’s still good to be silly sometimes.