|Three of Cups|
Book: Surrounded by those who give you happiness, appreciation for life itself, good feelings
Guidance: Acknowledge and appreciate your loved ones, take time to celebrate, practice gratitude
Ironic card to pull as I don't really have any friends. However, I've been paying attention and I realize that I really do shut people out. People at work invite me to parties and get togethers and I look for ways to get out of going. I guess it really comes down to that I don't want a lot of friends, I want that special person in my life and I don't know how to get there.
January 23, 2018
I still don't have a lot of friends in my life, but I've become a lot more comfortable in being who I am and setting boundaries. With the insane job that I work, I have no emotional energy to have people in my life. Okay, that really does sound lame. I need to ask them to bring people into my life who will add value and emotional support versus being a drag. I'm realizing that my heart really does need to function as a valve and let love both in and out. All too often, it has been a one way pipe with love flowing out, but not much flowing in. I need to not let too much flow out. And that means I need to set boundaries and not always be so giving.
Another piece of this that strikes me is the part about practicing gratitude. I've been making a concious effort to practice gratitude lately and write down the good things that happen each day. I also make it a point to not write down the bad things that happen. Every Sunday I pull cards and record what happened during the week and I realize this really helps me to let go of all the junk.
Another thing that is really helping me to let go of the junk is to transcribe my journals and look for the lessons. This helps me to really keep what adds value and let go of all the whining and the junk.