Digest and Elevate



Greetings from New York! I'm the closest I've been to Boston in more than 8 months. I'll spend the summer in Beantown and I'm looking forward to being back in my home town. I've covered a lot of territory since the beginning of April, both physically and mentally. Sometimes there's a lag time between what happens and how I acknowledge it. I feel like I'm "catching up" to myself and my circumstances which makes this week's MQ particularly relevant:

"Process and digest the goodness in your life.

I promise it's the best way to get even more of the same"


My life is good. I've designed it to work for me. I love Steven Covey's quote, "The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.". I had to learn how to do that when I realized I was not paying attention to what was really important to me. It was an extremely painful time in my life. I still struggle with guilt around it although I don't dwell there for long. I've also learned that a constructive lesson from guilt is that it reminds me that I can do better now and in the future. One way to see that through is by digesting what's awesome in my life.


The definition of digest is to absorb, take in, and comprehend. How often do we actually do that? I know it's not always the first thing I do, even when confronted with something great. As a reminder to myself and a suggestion for you, here are a few steps toward processing and appreciating.

  • STOP, at least for a moment, when something good happens.

  • Notice what it feels like to wrap your senses around this wonderful thing or occurrence.

  • Celebrate -- do a happy dance or make up a little song about it. Go buy a bouquet of flowers to represent a reminder of the event or treat yourself in some other way to keep the energy going.

  • Make sure you include this goodness in your evening gratitude list. (If you're not writing down 5-10 gratitudes every night before bed, I highly recommend you start.)

  • Share your joy with someone else. For bonus points, help them find something to appreciate, too.

When we don't take the time to process the marvelous and the magical in our lives, it's like disrespecting what's exceptional. We cut off our access to more delight by lowering our vibration. Instead, I recommend you tune in to what's luscious and meaningful all around you --this is what I wish for you.


Sparkles and Love,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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