My girls 💕
Our Missy has been a part of our family for just over a month now. She has taught us even more patience and unconditional love. Welcoming a rescue kitty into our home has filled my heart with love, but also reminded that our journeys do not define us. Our sweet girl is so lovable and cuddly, but is also over coming alot of fear that at times has her hiding more than we see her. We have shown her love, encouraged her socializing and she is making progress on her time. Last night was one of her family cuddle nights, check out the smile in the 3rd pic. As you can see, Missy has chosen my daughter as her “safe” person and place!
The other night Kendra Fisher , an incredible spokesperson for Mental Health – Mentally Fit, came into our community to share her incredible journey with living a Mentally Fit life.
Our local arena community hall was packed! It was SO heartwarming to see so many people out to support mental health in our community. Kendra shared some of her very low moments with our community and her previous way of thinking, asking for help is weak. Kendra instilled confidence in the audience that its OK to ask for help! Asking for help actually shows strength!
We all have different journeys in life. We cannot allow our past to define who we are moving forward. Everyone makes mistakes, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow!
Kendra also mentioned the importance of remembering that people online can be very mean, to not google yourself or read the comments. Words can sting very hard, even when coming from a stranger!
This evening was amazing, to not only see the room filled with people from the community, but also a lot of kids! Our son’s hockey coach cancelled practice so the boys could attend! I was so proud of their decision and all the boys who attended with their family!
Cuddling with our kitten last night reminded me of Kendra’s words on Monday night. What is tough for one person may not be for another. We all experience our own highs and lows. Our life path is our own. Whether we are a wee kitten, young girl or boy, or a grown man or woman!
Break the stigma of mental health. Be kind and compassionate to others and any struggles they may be facing.
Thank you Kendra for opening your heart and sharing your story. Honestly it was an affirmation for me and the direction I’ve been going in life lately. Less mindless scrolling of social media, less caring what others think, more pouring into me, my family and our home, more self care, more downtime reading, writing and taking photos, always looking for a positive in any situation, being grateful, so very grateful! Being IN the NOW ✌💕