Hey Friends! I hope life has been treating you with kindness and you guys have been days full of peace. As for me I have so much to tell you guys! This past 5 days has been a roller coaster ride and some days I did better then others but we are back home YAY!!!
While we were still in Nardo we had lunches and dinners and said good bye to everyone. We packed up and prepared to take our flight in the morning. I was so excited and ready to go home I didnt sleep that night at all. It was a strange mixture of feelings I was grateful and felt blessed for the experience but at the same time I just wanted to go home. We both did.
On the way to the airport we got this amazing sunrise ( this photo does not do it any justice. ) as a farewell gift and we got on our plane and headed home. From the plane to the train and then finally we arrived home and hugged everyone. We thought Elvis would be angry at us but he came running to us as fast as his little legs could go and basically hasnt let us leave his sight very often since. Even the birds were singing and I had missed that sound.
I know as the weather begins to turn colder I will miss laying in the sun by the sea and swimming in the fresh cool water when I get too hot. As for now however Iam feeling grateful and blessed to be home. I have to say that my husband and I have had the opportunity to have eaten at some very good restaurants and not one of then even comes close to comparing to my mother in law Elvia and her food.
She made one of my favorites the other day when I wasnt feeling well stallini with brodo and egg. I know that it sounds a bit strange with the egg but Im hear to tell you guys it is something out of this world amazing. I dont really know how to explain her ways of mixing a few ingredients in a pot and making something spectacular except only that she is magical.
My husband got this skill from his mom, to watch him in the kitchen is like watching a much bigger, much hairier version of his mom. They move in the same way in the kitchen and create magic in much the same way, its adorable to watch.
Needless to say we were happy to be back home. As far as my work outs go and eating healthier food choices go … I havent done either one of those things in the past 5 days. I would love to blame the fact that I wasnt feeling well and traveling and blah blah blah, but really I could have made healthier food choices even if I didnt work out.
We are currently in a state of metanoia and the journey is not about perfection its about getting back up. Today I did just that I got back up and did my workout, stretching, meditation, Italian class and work rated tasks for the first time in 5 days. Do I feel 100% no not yet but I feel better then the past few days and I dont want to keep putting everything off until I feel better, I feel like Im already behind in everything.
My intentions for today were as follows:
- Give Thanks ( Done )
- 3 hours of Italian ( Tonight )
- Go for a 45 minute warm up walk ( Done )
- Stretch ( Done )
- Stationary bike 45 minutes ( Done )
- 1 minute Plank ( Done )
- Meditation ( Done )
- Leg Excercises ( done )
- Arm Excersises ( done )
- Work related tasks ( Done )
- Blog related tasks ( Currently doing )
- Water outside plants ( Done )
- Help around the house ( Done )
- Do something to help someone else ( Done )
This past week I have learned some important life lessons and one of them is staying silent instead of trying to defend yourself especially if you know you are right. When I know Iam wrong even if I dont want to Ill say Im wrong or Im sorry. For some people this is not a life lesson they have learned yet.
It feels as though when you try to defend yourself against someone who thinks they too are right it just turns into a escalated argument that could have been avoided altogether if I had just excepted that sometimes there is just no talking sense into some people.
Put the ego aside and the need to be seen as right and just walk away and let them go about their day believing whatever it is that they believe in their obviously delusional mind. Im just kidding …or am I?
The point is sometimes we must except the fact that sometimes there is just no reason to ruin our peace and argue with people who just like to point fingers and pass the buck onto someone else.
Check yourself before you wreck yourself and let it go, it really isnt worth it at the end of the day. Smile and wave and move on save ourselves the frustration and keep our peace. Have you guys learned any life lessons you can share with us?
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