Silver Lining Moments

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Enter your SLM Below…. here’s why:

We volunteered last night and we donated and we cleaned. And here’s what we learned. They didn’t really need us. (This might take a sec to explain).

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See the passage in the above pic? From a wise old guy named T. Krishnamacharya. This is my job. My literal job. To take teachings from ancient practices of yoga and make them useful in today’s world. 🤔

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One might also say my job is to manage a studio that offers physical fitness and mental resiliency via yoga postures and breathing. 💪🏼

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As you can see in the picture… PLANKs are a very small of the practice. (#3 – Asana)

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But you know what my actual job is…?

It’s to be encouraging, comforting, uplifting, and energizing. Because that allows us to be able to elevate our attitudes, (#1&2), take care of our bodies (#3&4) and focus our minds (#5&6) so that we can enjoy the interactions we have in this world (#7&8).

With each other!

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That’s the contribution I want to make in THIS world.

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However…. I was starting to feel hesitant about continually finding silver linings in 2020. Because so many are struggling. So we volunteered at fairgrounds last night to be more helpful. More hands on. And I learned that even during all this chaos… someone who’s down on their luck still realizes that the world keeps spinning. And while they appreciate the helping hand… they also appreciate the encouragement, the possibilities and opportunities.

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So even when others are struggling, hurting or down. Even when it seems perpetually dark… a smile, a laugh, a light, and someone using your first name… is encouraging. (Shout out to the Temp Taker last night – if you see this).

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Someone showing you a silver lining and a possibility… is a relief. Compassion doesn’t mean everyone needs to suffer. Someone needs to be able to light the path.

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So I’m keeping my rose colored glasses on. I’ll continue to be annoyingly optimistic. And I am purposely practicing less plank. (But I won’t throw the baby out with the bath water. You can still plank your little heart out).

 

You can also expect to hear more mantras in meditation, more silver linings in savasana and more focus on LOVE. Because that’s what we do here. We’ve just been fairly quiet about it…. until now 😉

 

Thanks to my trainer last night for encouraging me to keep writing. You’re the inspiration for this one. (It’s those little things).

 

Oh! And they didn’t really need us last night because so many people have volunteered! We stayed til midnight so some of the late, late crew could stay home…. so my Silver Lining Moment: Good people everywhere donating and volunteering.