Okay... I confess that was a little bit click-bait-y. But it's true.
I'm not into drugs, I've never even smoked weed. It was just never my thing. I'd rather get high off of a heart-pounding workout, a giggling fit with my friend Jen, or a "Leslie" cocktail at a nice restaurant (recipe here).
I believe in making your own miracles happen, simply by allowing them.
But I do get a major endorphin high when I have a great workout after a good night's sleep. Yes, working out makes me healthier. Yes, it keeps those Leslie cocktails from expanding my waistline. Yes, it's a bit of me-time. But mostly...
It makes me feel like anything is possible and the universe delivers.
Whether you call it the Universe, God, Source or the Cosmic Waitress, there's something about dripping with sweat that makes me feel connected.
In fact, that old adage "Be careful what you wish for," is so true that I've often instantly brought things into my life that I didn't exactly mean to. For example, a while back, I was huffing and puffing on the stair mill and thought, "You know what? I need a break. I'm feeling overwhelmed." Before I even got back to the locker room, my phone pinged with an email with the subject line, "I need to cancel my photoshoot."
NO! That's not what I meant! Fortunately, I re-booked shortly thereafter.
I only share this because I think that as a mom, we feel like the miracles must be happening elsewhere. That they belong to "someone else."
Make your miracles, Momma.
Get to that place that makes you feel amazeballs and open yourself up to the wonderful things God-Universe-Source-Angels-Cosmic-Waitress have lined up for you.
Some of my favorite ways, if you're not into climbing floor after floor of stairs.
- prayer or meditation no need to make specific requests. Just sit quietly and listen to your breathing and silently tell whoever is listening that you are ready for more miracles.
- tapping (EFT) I love Brad Yates because he's done the hard work for me. I just follow along with him on YouTube. If you ever see me tapping on my forehead while I'm driving, this is why.
- dance party Crank up the kind of music that speaks to your soul and get moving. Great to do when you have kids around.
- a quiet walk at sunrise or sunset Let Dad handle bath-time or breakfast and get outside for a leisurely 5-10 minute walk. The world will go on without you for that time.
Look for the miracles that start showing up, because they will.
Whether it's finding a penny in the street (my boys' favorite), getting a lead for a job you've been wanting, the perfect buyer for your home, or even getting your kids to bed on time without a fuss (hallelujah!!!).
Say thank you for every miracle great and small, and you'll be showered with more.