Excerpt from the Oola Guys—
It’s time to learn about the sixth OolaAccelerator: humility.
As you go through life, keep in mind that things aren’t always about you. There will always be someone bigger, faster, stronger, and better-looking. Instead of focusing on what other people have, stay humble and focus on something bigger than yourself.
A great way to gain humility is to pay attention to others and serve them. You don’t have to do something big and grandiose – little things can completely change someone’s day. Your patience, your smile, and your appreciation could be the thing that turns someone’s day around.
Today’s #OolaYLChallenge is to do what we like to call, a “Random Act of Oola”.
We just did this exercise in the course that I teach…but we called it random acts of kindness. The idea is to do at least 5 small random acts all in a single day or do a couple of larger acts spread out over time in order to share joy but also to multiply your own. But you can’t overthink it or make it one more thing on your “to do” list or it will feel like a chore and lose its magic. It also shouldn’t be routine for you…something new. Doesn’t have to be expensive or even cost money at all.
My students were total skeptics…as usual 🙄😂
But y’all…they came back to class amazed that not only did they enjoy doing it once they were in it but SEEING or even reflecting on how they expected someone to feel when they found their surprise…gave them such a tremendous boost that it became addictive. They found themselves constantly looking for more little ways to just bring a smile to someone else’s face. ❤️
So, I’m super pumped for this day. 🙌
Tomorrow morning I have one of my final three APFTs before I retire from the Army. 😳
After 19 years active duty and 4 years as a cadet…these things still tie my stomach up in knots and give me awful anxiety. I’ve never failed. In fact, I usually do pretty well. But…I’m terrified every time nonetheless.
I’m worried THIS will be the time that- I get a cramp, don’t sleep well the night before, get diarrhea, pass out, break something…you name it. I’m worried that I will embarrass myself, my family, my unit, my commander. It seriously messes with my head and makes me a crazy loon the night before 😫
So I’m really looking forward to putting that behind me and then passing some blessings along to others tomorrow. ❤️
Bring on ALL those feel good hormones! ❤️🙌
Today’s Good Stuff—
- I got to sleep in for Mother’s Day because my husband is amazing. And I got the sweetest cards from my kiddos (thanks to the wonderful caregivers at their daycare) and we got to chat with most of the beloved mothers in our lives. I’m so grateful to the tribe of women who keep me sane on this journey and demonstrate to me the mother I want to be 🙌
- We had a relaxing afternoon trying a new lunch spot at a friend’s recommendation. The Green Dirt Farm Creamery has all kinds of sandwiches (unfortunately popular and sold out on Mother’s Day) and a cheese & charcuterie Board plus yummy ice cream (kids had lavender honey and I had maple bacon 🥓) AND…wine 🍷! So glad I took her advice finally!
- I had a relaxing bath thanks to my little friends Rose, Release and Gratitude. Also thanks to my hubby who entertained the kiddos. It was a nice opportunity to take the edge off my panic about the test in the morning and I’m slowly learning that making time for a little Self-Care Sunday goes a long way towards setting the tone for the next week by giving me a little reset.
And I may not need to list a 4-6 but…
- when I read the handwritten card from my husband…
- when my went from meltdown to peaceful bliss curled in my arms…
- And when my son whispered…mommy, I love you so much as I tucked him in tonight…
Oh man! My cup runneth over tonight. I still wasn’t a perfect mom, leader, friend or wife today…but I think I did my best and I know there are better days ahead. I’m so blessed to be loved by these 3 ❤️🎁
And before I go…and since it’s “Smothers Day” as my son told me this morning (seems about right some days 🤷♀️😂)…I’d be remiss if I didn’t say…
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas in my life 😘. Mothers come in all varieties…those who’ve loved and lost, those who love for others, those who are loving in the trenches and those who dream of the sweet babes to come. I’m so grateful to have all of you in my life ❤️