Rose Bruno Bailey Poem

LABOR DAY GRATITUDE

Happy Labor Day to all. It’s Labor Day and I’m laboring, but no complaints here. We must show gratitude for all our moments in life. I’m working on that one on this holiday weekend, to be grateful for where I am as I work toward where I’m going. If you approach all of your moments with others in kindness, you will receive kindness in return. It makes “laboring” on a holiday dedicated to those “laboring” much more enjoyable. 

I love the line from Bryan Adams song Summer of 69

Ain’t no use in complaining, when you got a job to do.

I have many jobs to do as I wear many hats. As I reintroduce myself to working on my weight loss and fitness goals I’m learning about the fine art of balance. I am vegan because for me it’s the ethical way to live my authentic life. I believe eating Whole Foods plant based is very healthy. Recently I decided to cut out sodium and oils. I am very active and my job keeps me moving. I realized at work my sodium levels must have been low, I felt like I would pass out.  A co-worker/friend suggested I was dehydrated and should eat saltines. It made me feel so much better and it was a lesson in overdoing a good thing.

For someone with an eating disorder past, removing so many foods at once causes issues. I will monitor my sodium and oils but not be too obsessive about it. I also will indulge in the occasional vegan treat. I believe balance is the key for me going forward. I got caught up with much needed rest and woke up ready to tackle the evening shift with the help of coffee. I will never abandon my one cup of coffee each day. Coffee is life.

Balance and Gratitude is my mantra this week. 

Love and light

Rose

 

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