Thrivin’ Tuesdays: Strength and Outside the Lines [Podcast]

by Dian Reid-Jancic· Follow Dian on

This morning was cool and crisp. Seagulls and fish and strength were abundant. The quote of the day was from Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, a bit outside the lines from what you usually see here on Thrivin’ Tuesdays. Maybe that was a little bit of the theme of the day. Yes. And so it is.

The podcast today does not include the quote, in the essence of keeping it short and sweet. It’s not short on the peacefulness of the beach or sounds of the ocean, though. Enjoy:

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“Then all of a sudden I started to cry. I couldn’t help it. I did it so nobody could hear me, but I did it.”

Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Taking care of ourselves doesn’t always come easy. Holden takes care of himself in this passage by allowing himself to cry. He might be judging himself by admitting what he doesn’t want to admit. He might be patting himself on the back for taking care of himself in a difficult situation. He might just be relaying the facts as he saw them.

I’d like to remove all analyzation of this quote, though, ask a few simple questions and let you do what you will with them.

What do you do so nobody knows you did it?
When do you take care of yourself and hide the process?
When do you take care of yourself and hide the results?

I’d like to remind you (or say for the first time, if you haven’t listened to the podcast yet) to breathe in your strength, and let go of whatever you’re holding onto today.

Happy Thrivin’ Tuesday, all.


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