Thursday, December 28, 2006

A New Year

So we've come to the end of another year.
How was it for you? Good? Bad? Middle of the road?
Did you reach any goals or milestones?
Accomplished any dreams you had your eye on?

I don't do New Year's Resolutions, simply because I think you can better yourself every day, not just make the 'promise' to do so just because you want good luck for another year.
We're always changing and growing. Each day is an opportunity to learn or do something new, to make a positive change in your life, or to do something positive for someone else.

The year was decent for me overall I think.
I finally made the commitment about losing weight, and it's working!
My mom and I got a personal trainer together, and I'm losing weight and inches and people are noticing!
That's one of the best feelings in the world. I might have my days where I slack off, or eat what I shouldn't, but I'm definitely doing better and I'm proud of myself for that.

Took my boy to Disney World for the first time and he had a ball!
I had fun too, and I look forward to doing it again. I think we'll go again in 2008.

I hit the big 3-0 in November! I'm looking at things in my life, present and past, and just reflecting. I'm defnitely a different person. I have my faults like anyone else, but I'm officially a grown up now, and my way of thinking reflects that.

And of course there were the not so great times, but I'm not even going to go there. You can't change the past, and bad memories serve no purpose, so I'll just leave them where they are.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Is getting married more important to women than men?

(Got this idea off a message board I frequent)

Some women seem to hold "being married" as some great accomplishment in life. Or when they get engaged, it's the hugest news possible, there's a huge party, the ring is shown off to anyone who will look, there's so much excitement in planning a wedding. Afterward the wedding, being sure to put the name "Mrs." on mail, etc.Not that men don't value their marriages, but is "being married" more of a status symbol, accomplishment, or whatever else to women?

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Conversations with a 'friend'...

"I like you."
Me: 'I like you too.'

Nothing more, nothing less.
Does it get any better?

Perhaps, but for now I'll hold on to that.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Thankful Thinking

Good morning, Be thankful! In order to manifest a higher quality of life, we must stay in a happy, happy, thankful mode! Do you want a raise? You must raise the vibrations around you! Whatever you praise, you raise. (Remember this!) Whatever you think about, and thank about, you bring about!

~Rev. Run

Monday, December 11, 2006

Calmness in your life

I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice seen today on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace.

Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you've started and never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle Patron, bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, and some JD; then a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a box of chocolates.You have no idea how good I feel!

Thank you for this Jen!


Even though unthinking or uncaring people may persecute you, deny you, talk about you, hurt you or put you down...hold your head up high and stand tall. Always respect, love and honor yourself in word, deed and thought. Don't allow someone else's opinion of you to become your opinion of you. No negative word or weapon formed against you can prosper.

If you begin to put yourself down (I can't do it, I'm too ugly, I'm too late, I'm so stupid, I can't do anything right, nobody loves me, what's the use?) you are suffering from self-abuse and low self-esteem.

Remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, "No one can ride your back unless it's bent." Negative actions and words may sting and hurt for a moment but you can shake it off like water off a duck's back if you continually work on your worthiness, self-image, positive inner self-talk and love.

If you're standing tall, no one can ride your back!