At any rate, this cold caused me to limit the amount of time the boys spent outside in our ever chillier weather. Of course, this meant bored kids stuck in the house…
So we decided to bake ice cream cone cupcakes. The boys had a blast, and I really enjoyed spending the quality time with them.
We didn’t let the cold get the better of us. Instead, we enjoyed the simple pleasures and spent time together.
The boys later presented one of their ice cream cone cupcakes to their dad, trying to fool him into believing it was really ice cream. Sounds silly, but it’s moments like this that I think we will all look back and remember one day. We all felt so terrible, but we managed to find some joy in our day.
Today, I challenge you all to do the same. Take time to do something to bring joy into your day, something simple. Even the smallest gesture can make a significant difference in your experience. As you take small steps toward bringing happiness into your every-day, notice how you feel.
You’ll find that feeling good is one key to reaching your personal fulfillment.
P.S. I posted the recipe for the ice cream cone cupcakes here if you’re interested in checking it out!
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.