... not just survive.
I have never had a mantra but if I were going to choose one today (& maybe I should!) this would be it. Or perhaps I should think of it as more of a breath prayer. Breathing is good. I am going to need breathing in the days, weeks, months to come.
What's embarrassing is that I am not altogether sure what "thriving" looks like. I am expert at getting through the days--even good days, even normal, everyday days seem to get checked off as simply another "to do." Which is why I'm feeling it's going to be so terribly important to begin choosing to thrive. Choosing NOT to "just get by." Choosing NOT to "just make it through." But rather choosing to change, to grow, to learn, to shape & be shaped. Choosing to become more fit, more creative, more wise, more focused.
I am choosing to take a terrible, awful, no-good stage of life & force it into something that is more than passable, manageable, not-so-bad. I am choosing to make it wonderful, healthy, & abundant.