✨🌈 And don’t be made to think differently.
Happy Magic Monday My Fabulous Ones🌈✨
Image description: words on a yellow-green cut out piece of paper that reads “A disability is something that you have, it is not you.” The paper is placed on a pink and green background
🌈 Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones🌈
There’s a saying never be afraid who you are. I for one am a huge advocate of this. There was a time when I would ask “ Can you not get my wheelchair in the photo?” But really what is there to hide? Why should I hide apart of myself? Why should I fear the behaviours of others?
Ignoring apart of myself will only lead to misery, to fixate on a unhealthy desire to be someone that I’m not destined to be and really who I don’t want to be. The thing is this hiding thing came really from a place of wanting rather the needing 🤦🏻♀️ and who honestly wants to hide?-unless you eat the last sweet in the packet and you feel all eyes glare at you 👀🙈
So for the last few years I have dropped this want to hide and have allowed my wheels to be seen …and they do also say give credit whet credit is due and my chariot really does need this after all where she have taken me!
Let us not be afraid of who we are, let’s try to acknowledge all parts of ourselves . If we just try and not let those naysayers pollute our perception and force us to believe that we “should” be a certain way. Would we really want to be around these people?
Show of them beautiful peacock feathers and don’t be afraid in doing this … and just a heads up make sure no one is around as you devour the last sweet 🙃🌈💜😘🙌🏻
[Image description: Rebecca is sitting in her wheelchair. Rebecca is smiling at the camera. Behind her is a grass area ]
🌈✨ Hhhaaappy Magic Monday MyFabulous Ones ✨🌈
Live life how you want and don’t be held back from doing this💖🌈 No one is living your life but YOU! Free yourself child 😘🙌🏻🌈💖
This wonderful illustration is by @helloitskayley 💜
✨🌈✨ Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones ✨🌈✨
Just an important reminder today to keep doing things for you, without the need to impress or hide behind this 💜 Be bold, be you ❤️
Illustration by @naturallifez🌈
✨?✨Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones ✨?✨
This is your reminder courtesy of the wonderful @littlearthlings that you, yes YOU, are important? You are loved and make the world sooo much brighter ???? May you have a sun shiny day, all my love ?✨??
✨? Happy Magic Monday My Fabulous Ones?✨
This is a little reminder from the brilliant @wonder_doodles to step out of conventions and do things our way ? This illustration also speaks to the child in me who was aways told to “Choose the colours for your picture “ rather than letting me just go ahead and colour ( my shaky hands would mean my colouring would over flow the lines, which did not go down well with those looking for ‘perfection ‘) , it goes without saying it took a while to like making art again, and it something now that I love!? Never be put off by or be dictated to about how to do or not to do something – make your own rules ????? Thank you @wonder_doodles for this reminder ?
✨?✨ Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones ✨?✨
Being proud of ones self is something I continually strive for! It used to be something I would run from and think of all the opposite things… very unhelpful! But now I am working on being proud of myself, it’s a very healthy quality to have!!
Who’s with me? Let’s kick off this week by finding things in ourselves we are proud of!???
Lovely illustration by @littlearthlings
✨? Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones?✨
This is a reminder from the brilliant @emilycoxhead that you ARE valued in the world. Never ever give up.???✨
✨? Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones?✨
It’s always good to try things not in your comfort zone as you never know the outcome even if you think going know!
As part of my cerebral palsy my right hand is not as good in completing tasks. It becomes even more stiff and movements are then more involuntary. Because of this my left hand became my default hand to use.
For a time now I have been trying to use my right hand more. One of the ways that I trying to exercise my right hand is through painting ???
Never doubt you can’t improve because you CAN
How long has it been since posting something in ‘Let’s Thrive’? Only in like forever ago! I know the last couple of these posts have started like this, but you have not been far from my thoughts! Today I just want to talk about having a little fun!!
People that know me well, will know that I love to laugh lots and seek enjoyment wherever I can. A few months back, some of these lovely humans organized an afternoon to play the real life ‘Where’s Wally?’ as well as ‘Where’s the Unicorn?’ and ‘Where’s the clown?’ We all had to wear some snazzy head gear and go and hide in a park. This time was filled with lots of laughter, good vibes and FUN! Moments like these are just as, if not more, important than adult life that sometimes can get a little much! While we there enjoying as my dear friend would say ”getting Ninja” sneaking behind trees and running to dodge our spies, we did get some strange looks at our head gear while other just laughed with us. The sad thing is the having fun and letting your inner child take control for a while, gets overlooked and the very idea of moving away from the ‘altogether woman’ that people see you as, or this persona that you put out into the world is terrifying; letting yourself been seen in another light sometimes can the hardest thing you can do- you have even less control than you did, or thought you did, before.
But, does it ever get boring? Does staying in your beautifully arranged, clean cut box ever grow tiresome? Do you ever yearn to mess up sometimes, so that you can take off and be free?
We make ourselves feel pressure and that we ought to have a handle on things all of the time. The truth is though we don’t. We think we do, but we don’t. Taking everything so seriously takes away possibility, takes away that gap between you and the thing that you are obsessing over. The gap needed to feel you! I am a self-confessed over thinker and at times it can get in the way and you guessed it, stops all this fun that could happen
I am writing this to say to you, and to remind myself, to get adventurous, get messy and be free. Life is way too short to be unhappy, to carry unwanted weight, to only let the fun you wish you were having to live out in your mind. Start now, even if it means splashing in a puddle when’s no one looking, watching a clip of your favourite comedian, singing one of you favourite guilty pleasures or trying…. to walking like a penguin (dude, its fun!).
I hope you will let yourself have a little more fun and when doing so not judge yourself for it. I would love to know how you will get in touch with your inner child!
All my love XX