Monday, January 28, 2013
Life is truly, truly difficult sometimes. Things happen, people are hurt, people become ill, lives are changed. You can end up in a pit of despair & you can't see any way out of it.
The end of your rope is the beginning of God's doorstep. I have been through so much in my life. Many times, I had to tie a knot in the end of that rope & I was so thankful God was there to catch me when I couldn't hang on any longer. He can do so much more than I can alone & it's so nice to lean on Him & let Him handle it.
For my sanity, I had to put things in His hands & let them go.
Through the tough times in my life, I have become stronger, but I have also been able to show more compassion, sympathy & empathy toward others. We can't control the actions of others. We have to let them be who they are.
We have to forgive -- not just for that other person who may have wronged you, but for YOURSELF. There is freedom in forgiveness.
Lack of forgiveness can be a nasty thing. It can eat at you, affect your relationships, affect your peace of mind. I can cause all kinds of health issues because of that added stress on your body, which can then lead to emotional eating.
Last time I looked we were all human. We all mess up. We all make mistakes.
It takes a strong person to forgive.
Set yourself free!!
Blessings to you!!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I've found that the more you put into something, the more you get out of it, whether it's SparkPeople, your exercise program, your job, or life. If you don't put a lot in, you're not going to get a lot out -- it's that simple.
Choose to live a courageous life!!
Your past is not who you are, it's preparation for what is ahead & who you are to be.
Surround yourself with those who have a positive attitude & will help you achieve your goals & dreams.
If you give nothing, or change nothing, you get nothing.
Remember, your success begins in your mind.
Blessings to you!!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I live in an area of Virginia where we don't really get all that much snow in the winter. My county as a whole, is quite large & has a lot of back roads that are winding. If our transportation department can't keep up with the weather, these back roads can be quite treacherous. Our school systems close at the drop of a hat.
So the above cartoon clearly depicts what it's like to try & drive with these yahoos when it snows. I really don't like to go out in it. I'm perfectly fine to drive in it -- my car is all wheel drive, but the moron drivers -- they crawl out of the wood work. For some reason, they think they can still drive 90 miles an hour in it. I'd just rather not be out there with them.
I'm feeling better today, as opposed to being a little down yesterday. I think it was because I hadn't made it to the gym. Monday was a federal holiday & hubby & I stayed in our jammies & got our tax stuff together.
Tuesday, I had planned to go to the gym, but traffic was so bad that it took a lot longer to get home than we had planned. (I can't exercise that late because then I can't sleep). I'm glad I got a walk in on my lunch break, but I'm used to that heart pumping feel-the-burn kind of workout & I really missed it. I did get some light therapy yesterday (I have a special lamp at my desk) & I increased my Vitamin D for the day (my doctor has me on a Vitamin D regimen on a regular basis) & I made it to the gym last night. It was pure bliss!! Such a mood booster.
My carpool has just decided not to go in today. Reports are that it's quite slippery under the snow. Three accidents on our main highway. Fun day at home for me today!!! Yay!!
Where ever you are, whatever you are doing today, I hope you have a truly wonderful day!!
Blessings to you!!
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