May 2016 – Choosing Means – 19

Today’s card says: Choose to be the best version of yourself. Choose to be kind. To smile. To thank people. To appreciate others. To do favors where you can. To smile. To hug. To listen. To be there.

I love this card. This is something I so wish for myself. I want to be the best version of myself always. I know this is not possible. I know I can’t always be my best self. But I want to. I want to always choose kind. Even as I am choosing the opposite, in the middle of my behavior, a part of me is constantly yearning to be the best version of myself. I want to always bring out the best in others. To reflect their wonderful light back to them. To listen intently. To be generous and kind. To focus on them. On the people I love, the people I care for, even the people I barely know.

I’ve learned that one of the best ways to get out of my head (where I tend to be a lot) is to really focus on others. If I am spending a lot of time on someone else, I am not spending it on me. I am there, present with them. I want to say yes to others. Yes to favors. Yes to being there. Yes to showing up. Yes to trying new things and sharing them with others. Yes. yes. yes.

This isn’t about eating right or exercising more (though yes to those too) but it’s really about the person I am all the way deep inside. I want to embrace all the best versions of me and show them to people all the time. Let the love pour and the light shine. I want to smile all the time. So much that my jaw hurts. To hug the people I love.

I am so grateful for my little life and more than anything I want to choose to be the best version of me. The one that I really love. The one who isn’t scared, tired, worried, anxious. The one who doesn’t even need to think about worthiness because she’s busy living and focusing on others. She’s too busy shining and reflecting others’ light. This is who I want to be.

This is the choice I want to make. Most of all.

Choosing Means is a Monthly Project for May 2016. You can read more about my projects for 2016 here.

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