We can choose to pay attention. We notice our physical body, our thoughts, and the story that we tell ourselves. We choose the words. We choose our words. We may not choose our circumstances but we choose our words... everyday, in every moment.
Notice yours. If they are shaming or harsh, notice them. If they are filled with fear or regret... face them and then let them recede in the distance as you repeatedly... again and again... choose life giving words. Joy. Gratitude. Love.
Plant beautiful seeds in your garden of intention and attention and watch your inner life flourish with abundance. Then, on the dark days and in seasons of reflection the roots will be there to remind you that you are strong and beautiful and lovely even if what surrounds your garden is not.
Four months post double mastectomy with reconstruction and I'm planting these seeds in every breath. I choose life and healing instead of fear and battling. Those words are my choice and they heal me.