Cheryl ~ Day 93
What is right, right now?? I woke up this morning with the energy that I could do anything. Wow what a day. I was able to get so much done. I am organized and ready for the week. Additionally, I was able to create some opportunities that weren’t clear this morning. Sometimes once we take a moment to see what is right right now we can then start working on what can we make right into the future. I took action and prepared for the opportunities that were available. Life allows us numerous opportunities to see the potential in ourselves and in the world. We can decide to see that or not. For me seeing that has always allowed me to smile and grateful.
Cheryl ~ Day 75
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.”
Quote by — Margaret Mead
Today was one of those days that it paid off to not give up. To stay true to that which I knew could be accomplished. We sometimes stop when it appears as if things aren’t going the way we would like them. We state the facts and justify why this won’t work or maybe why that didn’t happen. However, maybe if we just dig in a little longer, ask for other ways to pursue a situation. Not be afraid to ask for help or others to step up and to commit to the process then we might change that one thing that all the signs seemed to say wouldn’t work out. In a meeting recently someone implied if this would a great idea someone would have done it already. I wonder how many time that has been said and then later there it is, and the person that made the comment is wishing they would have pursued it. Just because nobody has done it doesn’t mean its a bad idea or it can’t be done. Follow your gut, take risks and never ever give up.
“Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals. “
Kim – Day 267; 98 to Go
Kim – Day 206; 159 to Go
Ahhhh. The weekend is here! I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. Even though the weekends are usually busier than the weekdays it’s that extra couple of hours in the morning just waking up slowly and enjoying a leisurely breakfast that gets me recharged for the next week. I am excited for the family activities. We have my niece Erika’s baptism and that means friends and family visiting from the West Coast. There are many of these special occasions throughout the years and sometimes it seems they come one after another. That’s the joy in having a big family and the blessing of having most of them live close by or at least able to visit often. I am very grateful for my family tonight because whether I’m struggling or celebrating they are always right here.
Smart & Trendy Mom’s Social Parade
I am reminded today that we have to sometimes experience unpleasant things in our lives in order to appreciate when something good happens. We can’t know how good the good is unless we have known some degree of its opposite. After days of hot, very humid weather, a cold front has brought in cool, dry, refreshing air. To open the windows wide and let that flow through the house made me very happy after days of not even wanting to step outside. Likewise, after a couple of days of feeling tired, down and maybe even a little hopeless, it is good to remember that I wouldn’t be able to recognize this feeling had I not known its opposite of energy, elation and promise of a bright future – and do know that this is what I can look forward to tomorrow if I so chose. My daily inspired thoughts.
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Gratitude Wave Necklace
Today I wore the Gratitude Wave made by Waves Of Gratitude. Everytime someone complamented my necklace or I looked down at it I thought of all the things to be greatful of. Wearing this necklace truly reminds me to smile and find the positive in life and what it has to offer.
"You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state."
Today I woke up and enjoyed the relaxation of Yoga this morning. After I felt rejuvenated and ready for anything that came my way. I knew I wanted to keep the feelings Yoga brought to me throughout the day. That’s why I wore the Waves Of Gratitude Yoga Waves, to remind me of how I can wear a piece of jewelry that truly relaxes me.