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Feeling of Achievement

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I can't believe how great I feel. It has been 3 days since I earned my black belt in taekwondo, but I still feel like I am glowing with pride. I sit a little straighter; I stand a little taller. When I look back, I didn't think that I would be able to get this far. But with each class, I pushed a little further and worked a little harder. It is amazing how fast those little steps add up! I know that the journey is not over. In a way, it is only beginning. There are new challenges and new things to learn. But just as before, I will take it one little step at a time.


The One Flaw In Women

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A friend sent this to me which all women should read:

The One Flaw In Women

By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
'Why are you spending so much time on this one?'
And the Lord answered, 'Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
-and she will do everything
with only two hands.'

The angel was astounded at the requirements.
'Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish.'

'But I won't, ' the Lord protested.
'I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart.
She already heals herself when she is sick
AND can work 18 hour days.'

The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
'But you have made her so soft, Lord.'
'She is soft,' the Lord agreed,
'but I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.'

'Will she be able to think?', asked the angel.
The Lord replied,
'Not only will she be able to think,
she will be able to reason and negotiate.'

The angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek.
'Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.'

'That's not a leak,'
the Lord corrected,
'that's a tear!'
'What's the tear for?' the angel asked.

The Lord said, 'The tear is her way of expressing her joy,
her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief and her pride. '
The angel was impressed.
'You are a genius, Lord.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing.'

And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness,
love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take 'no' for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give


It is so hard to remember this when life is coming at you full speed. But it is probably one of the most important things we can do each and every day.

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It's Working

Friday, June 19, 2009

I've been able to reach my first goal. I can't believe that I was able to lose 14 lbs. But now that I've done it, I'm not done. My next goal is 5 lbs since it is the summer and it is a little more difficult to stay on track. But my long-term goal is to lose another 15 lbs. I would be back to my college weight. That would be so exciting. I know I can do it!!


Great Start

Friday, April 24, 2009

I've been doing this for only 2 weeks but what a difference it has made. I have lost 6 pounds and feel great about myself. I've been finding little pieces of inspiration that keep me going.


New to this

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm not sure about all of this. Normally I keep things pretty personally, but I think that is why I don't stick with it. Hopefully by putting this in writing, I will hold myself accountable.


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