I need to be really honest this week and be vulnerable. We have been stressed. We are stressed about finances and the effect that COVID is having on our finances. Finances puts a strain on our relationship and we both get emotional. I have added stress in my volunteer training, interviewing for an online sorority, finals week, and my upcoming surgeon appointment.
Thank you for reading this far. I do not intend to rant and vent the whole time I promise. I just needed to set the stage and let you in on some of the things that are affecting our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I am really excited about this upcoming show tomorrow because it gives us some time to focus on something we can control. I don’t mean that we can control others when they call in, I mean that we are the hosts and we set the stage.
Now the reason I started out by being vulnerable and honest is so that you can better understand that we struggle with some of the same uncertainty about our finances and future as everyone else. The fear of COVID is the worst part. Not our fear of COVID but the fear of everyone around us that is not participating in the buying, selling, and obtaining services that make our economy function. We each have our own personal hurdles to overcome in order to take care of our basic human needs.
We had a relationship discussion this morning and it reminded me that we get so stressed from things we can’t control and things we pile onto our workload. We need to take better care of ourselves and our loved ones. Do we feel loved? Are we showing love? It can be as simple as that. During these uncertain times we need to take a step away from the stress and worry because so many things are out of our control and focus on what we can control. We can control how we feel, how we act, and how we treat others. Relationships are not always equal and yet the ebb and flow is what makes it interesting and gives us each a chance to show our compassion for the other person.
Please do not take your loved ones for granted. It is not necessary to spend money we don’t have to purchase gifts this holiday season. It is more important that each and every person that we love knows that we love them. Remember to show yourself love by using loving and kind words in your thoughts about yourself, treating yourself with respect and love, and honoring your natural gifts.
I plan to smile and tell Donald that I love him today. I also plan to prepare a nice hot meal for when he gets home from work. None of this will cost me any money, but it is just a fraction of how I plan to show him that I love him and appreciate all that he does for me. What are you going to do for your loved ones today? You can comment or send me an email to let me know. Here is another tip: if you tell someone that you are going to do something you are more likely to follow through. If you need an accountability coach I’m here.
See you tomorrow at 5:30pm MST,
Donald and Christie Rose