Archive | October 2013

Lesson #83 A Simple Kindness

Hi Everyone…..Sometime this weekend or a day soon…maybe everyday, you will have the opportunity to give someone a hand up….OR, you will be on the receiving end of an “out of the blue” kindness. It can be a simple as a smile, letting someone ahead of you in line, buying someone a coffee, to being able to give someone $10.00 for gas. You will feel like you have given someone the best gift in the world or you are going to feel overwhelmed with joy that someone took the time to care. Just say you’re welcome or thank-you and smile. This is how the world ought to run and it will if we let it.
I love you all.

Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013

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Lesson #82

This Is What I Know For Sure Today:
Taking chances…taking a risk to do something we never had before can seem daunting–even overwhelming. Sometimes we may need to find a new job, leave a bad relationship, detach from those who are toxic to us, and so on. Each thing makes us risk being rejected, or afraid, all kind of things. But when we truly need to do something and we take that chance to see it through we become empowered. We are allowed to risk being hated because we say “no more,” to those who treat us badly. We risk not having a job for a bit while we look for another one that helps us provide for ourselves and or family better. There is a certain amount of fear that will show up….but remember what fear really stands for…..
False…Evidence…Appearing…Real. When we take a chance and face those fears what we are really doing is exposing them to the light of truth and they fade away. Please do not be afraid to put a safe plan in action in order to leave a bad relationship. There will be someone in your life again that truly does care and love about you. Remember….Love does not leave bruises. The one sure way we have to move forward is to take the chance and move our feet…along with the rest of ourselves. Things will be better when you are taking the chance to do something better. Risk doing the next right thing for yourself.
I love you all so very much and I am sending each of you a pink, warm hug.

Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013

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Lesson #81 Never Settle For Less Than Your Personal Best!

This Is What I Know For Sure Today:
I was thinking to myself about how much was enough. How much money does a person really need, how many friends, how many cars, how many books…paints…journals…shoes….and on and on.
For me Less is Best. This is my latest mantra. But, when it comes to the people and things in my life I will not settle. We all deserve our own personal best. I say less is best to drama/chaos, less stuff/things to clean, less on my plate = more time to be with folks that need some help or friendship, less is best! How is your life? Is it on the Less side or the More side? I know that I would not do well with more. I am such a simple person. Music, books, paper, canvas, paints-pencils-pens, my prayer quilt, my foo-foo dog, my husband Kim, a few clothes and some shoes, and I am all good. I think I would make a better bag lady than I realized. I want to encourage you that having tons of everything is fine if that is really your thing…but often that comes from a void in your heart. Stuff and lots of busyness is temporary.
I have my clients, my street kids, my prison ladies, my less than 5 friends, my foo-foo dog and the people I work with that aren’t clients. That’s plenty.
Once you begin to go through your life and all your possessions and activities it can become scary. Keep clearing stuff out. Others will appreciate all that you give away. Less busyness means more time to enjoy life. If you had to live comfortably in one room could you? How many activities could you lose and be content? Think about this as we bound through spring. Less is always best….more is a bore. I love you all and I am sending you lots of love and pink huggz.
I love and care about you all. I always wish I could do more but I can only do what I do. I am sending you each just enough pink huggz.

Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013

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Lesson #80 Fitting In

Hi everyone. Do you sometimes feel like you just don’t fit in? Maybe at work, or school, or with your family, or even with your neighbors. I often feel like that and it’s okay with me. I am not anything like the folks I don’t fit in with. I am certainly not better than they are, but I am different and I travel a road they never noticed. But, look around at the people and places you feel comfortable with and notice how good it feels….see you fit on!! So, not fitting in elsewhere is okay. You are amazing and you fit in my heart.


Sarah-Pink Welch  @2013

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Lesson #79 The Truth Will Set You Free!

This Is What I Know For Sure Today:
The truth will set us free!! It is so much better to tell the truth than a fib….especially to ourselves. If we can’t be honest with ourselves, how can we be honest with anyone else. Fibbing takes a whole lot of work, sleepless nights, remembering what you said to who….and it is just easier and better to speak honestly and get it over with. It is so relaxing & peaceful to live truthfully than to keep fibbing.
I have someone in my life, who I love beyond belief and this person has a terrible problem being honest. They fib because they have low self esteem and don’t believe they matter. This person has no friends, looks ill from lack of sleep, and is not trusted by one living soul. Not one. And when I peel aways the layers of dishonesty there I find a sincerely good person. They are bright, funny, attractive, hard working, and would give you whatever you asked….but you can’t believe a word they say. I have to use boundaries very much when it comes to them or I will get myself stuck in a mess. They fib to seem like they are someone else, or things in their life are worse than they really are. This is all very typical with a person who basically is a pathological fibber. They need help and no one can make them get it. At this point they have almost lost everything and are backed into a corner. They have fibbed so often before, that now when they truly need assistance there is no one left who is willing to help them. So if you happen to have this problem do your best to get honest. First with yourself and then with others. Telling someone the truth is not always easy and comfortable but that sure beats a fib any day of the week.
Please know I love you all and I am sending you crispy Monday pink huggz.

Sarah-Pink Welch  ©2013

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Lesson #79 Yes – – No

This Is What I Know For Sure Today:
Yes and No. Those are two powerful words and sometimes we get stuck with them and when we really mean one and say the other, we end up angry with ourselves. I am a huge fan of the following: Saying Yes to life; Saying Yes to allowing yourself to be happy; Saying Yes to loving yourself; Saying Yes to friendships you can fully nurture; Saying Yes to falling in love with someone who fits in your life; Saying Yes to things you are passionate about…Love that word Yes!!!! Saying No when you are being treated like a doormat or if folks believe you have a revolving door in your heart; Saying No to being an a committee you don’t have the time and energy to serve on; Saying No when you are tired and the grand kids need to be watched again…unless you are passionate about being their sitter; Saying No when someone asks you to coach yet another sports team; Saying No to people and places that are no longer safe for you. Love the word No!!!! Now we may have learned that if we say no we will feel guilty or concerned someone won’t like us anymore. That has to be their problem NOT yours and there is no need to feel guilty. Other people say NO to you don’t they? When you need and want to say NO say it. When you say Yes to a commitment then you must keep that commitment….and if you really never wanted to be involved with it in the first place…step back, think and then answer honestly…”no I can’t/won’t do this”. No shame, no guilt, no more doormat, no more revolving door, no more missing out on loving the greatest person on earth YOU, no more skipping necessary appointments because you aren’t practicing positive self-care and mindfulness. If we don’t take care of ourselves we will likely be unable to do much of everything. We only have so much time and energy and if we keep giving it away and giving it away we will be empty vessels and that is an awful feeling. So do and say your next right thing and live contentedly with your answers.
I sure love you all very much and I am sending you big, pink YES huggz.

Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013

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