Sunday Quote, 4/19/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…And just like that, we’ve been thrust into the simple life. For me, it was 3pm on Friday, March 13th, when it was announced school would be closed until April 14th. My kids just left me 15 minutes prior. I wasn’t able to give a “proper” goodbye. Even though my chin was up, I numbly walked back to the empty classroom in disbelief. The closure was eventually extended until May 1st. Then, for the remainder of the school year. My heart broke for my students, families, and colleagues not once, but thrice. This was punctuated on March 15th when all wineries, restaurants, and life as we knew it closed. We literally went to Lodi on the 14th to hit the regulars and explore some new. A typical Just Us/Our Time Is the Best Time jaunt. Just like that, everything changed. Just like that, cancelled bubbled to the top as the new “C-word.” This includes S.F. Giant games, seeing my parents for Spring Break, a long planned trip to Graceland, and a cruise to Mexico. Just like that, everything continues to change. In the last month my emotions have mirrored grief. That’s what this is. What we, as a collective, have been doing in our own unique way. Last week, I was reminded I have a choice. I can have a pity party, or choose an attitude of gratitude and take it day by day. I intentionally chose the later and it had made a world of difference. I choose to give a nod to emotions; they are valid. I choose to accept what is, as it is. I choose to acknowledge I am enough; doing enough. I choose to lean in. I choose to let go. Here’s to the simple, intentional life! There is richness and value to behold. The destination may be undetermined, but I choose to hold hope we will all see this through. ❤️ #sunday #reflection #quote #simplelife #intentional #simplicity #accept #mindset #perspective #hope #grief #goodenough #letgo #contentment #coronavirus #stayhome #staysafe #staystrong #myownstory #keeponkeepingon

Enough

Elbows-
on the table
glow of the screen
socks kicked off
at the ready.

Here I hunker-
there you hunker
down
keeping
the in in
the out out.

Even when-
upset
uncertain
scared

We
are still here
gravitating to
the same place
the same space.

In this moment –
I can’t promise
anything
neither can you
nor they.

Things-
everything
shifting
changing
evolving.

Yet-
in this moment
as I belly up
to the table
socks near
my feet

Elbows-
on the table
ink dancing
on the page

It is enough.

In this moment-
I am enough
doing enough
so are you
so are they.

~Daniela Thompson, 4/2020

Sunday Quote, 4/5/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Just like that, we’re all getting schooled. Ironically, while we try to flatten the curve, the learning curve is insanely steep. The levels of adversity we’re experiencing as individuals and as a collective spans a continuum. The end points unknown. I’m reminded we all perceive and process adversity differently. Each predicated on prior experiences; each equally valid. Here’s to acknowledging the difficulties, shifting gears, and pressing on.

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Hope

The sun rises each morning.
Ready or not
light and rays
stretch out.

A warm blanket of
Hope
comforting those ready
to receive.

Hope is there
waiting on the porch
to be welcomed in.

Hope sees opportunity.

Knock, knock!
Are you in there?

Don’t you dare leave me
on the porch-

Wait,
Wait,
Waiting
To be invited in.

The inviting is surrender.

Don’t let fear
be a gatekeeper
Don’t let fear
block the door.

Don’t you see?
Hope is right on the other side.

Choose to open the door.

Let her in.

~Daniela Thompson

3/2020

Sunday Quote, 3/15/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…On a global level, we’ve unexpectedly embarked on uncharted waters. The waves of uncertainty have forcefully crashed upon every facet our lives. The impact has flooded our relationships, homes, jobs, and communities. The riptide is pulling humanity even farther apart. Time is of the essence to anchor ourselves; time to hold strong in wise mind. Here’s to navigating the days ahead with love, compassion, and kindness.
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Sunday Quote, 3/8/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Whether on a micro or macro level I’m reminded mindset is key. The onslaught of negativity and entitlement can be a powerful magnet; required to be repeatedly rebuked. Over the years I’ve worked incredibly hard to reset my mind, heart, and body. I refuse succumb to temporary pitfall pulls. I’m reminded choosing to be reflective, positive, and strong is my wellness path. Here’s to adding without apology and staying in my lane.

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Sunday Quote, 3/8/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Whether on a micro or macro level I’m reminded mindset is key. The onslaught of negativity and entitlement can be a powerful magnet; required to be repeatedly rebuked. Over the years I’ve worked incredibly hard to reset my mind, heart, and body. I refuse succumb to temporary pitfall pulls. I’m reminded choosing to be reflective, positive, and strong is my wellness path. Here’s to adding without apology and staying in my lane.

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Sunday Quote, 02/23/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Whether the past is an hour ago or decades, second thoughts only begets guilt or regret. Whether observing others in a superficial or competitive light, comparison only begets inferiority or envy. I’m reminded neither living in the past, nor observing others is conducive to creating value. Here’s to honoring gifts of the present and fostering happiness.
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Sunday Quote, 02/17/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote (Yes, on Monday)…This week I had a case of the repeats. It is a thang. A case of overthinking. A case of caring, of worrying, and of feeling guilty about weight that isn’t mine to carry. I’m reminded everything isn’t equally important and I can’t be all things to all people. Shocker. I can only be me; doing the best I can with what I have. Here’s to putting a stopgap on shoulding on myself, to feeling “bad,” and to worrying. I’m pressing the reset button once again!
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Sunday Quote, 02/17/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote (Yes, on Monday)…This week I had a case of the repeats. It is a thang. A case of overthinking. A case of caring, of worrying, and of feeling guilty about weight that isn’t mine to carry. I’m reminded everything isn’t equally important and I can’t be all things to all people. Shocker. I can only be me; doing the best I can with what I have. Here’s to putting a stopgap on shoulding on myself, to feeling “bad,” and to worrying. I’m pressing the reset button once again!
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