Sunday, May 25, 2014
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.
As time goes by, other people will board the train and they will be significant. (i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life.) Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize that they vacated their seats!
This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers...requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way - love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty -- we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
I wish you a joyful journey for the coming year on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love. More importantly, thank God for the journey!
Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
I have a love/hate relationship with food like just about everyone else. My biggest problem though is breakfast. I'm eating it but almost feel pressured to do it.
When I was in the hospital last month I felt obligated to eat breakfast because I didn't want to waste their food. After I got home, I had gotten so use to it that I wanted it. But now..I'm back to feeling pressured to eat it.
Yes, I know it's the most important meal of the day and it's the one that should be eaten. But when I wake up in the mornings I'm just NOT hungry. So they say don't eat if you're not hungry, but make sure you eat breakfast. So what's a person to do in that situation?
I'll have a piece of fruit, a small bowl of cereal or a piece of toast..not all at the same time though. Then I feel bloated like I just had a full meal. Sometimes it's so darn confusing. :(
If you have any great words of wisdom I can use please let me know. I'm teetering on the edge of not eating breakfast again.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Trying to find a little humor in my recent hospital stay, not sure if you know much about Stan and Ollie. Ollie was in the hospital with a broken leg and Stan came to visit him. He brought him hard boiled eggs and nuts. Well, wonder why he didn't bring candy to Ollie? Because Ollie didn't pay him for the last box he brought. Hehe!
Sticking to that, and given the fact I can't eat eggs, my darling DH, after going home for a little rest the first night I was in the hospital, came back with a bag, had some nuts in it and some ceramic Easter eggs. Oh what a giggle I got out of that one no matter how bad I felt. LOL! He was one awesome bunny the entire time I was in and still is. :)
Of course my recovery will be slow and I'm taking very small deliberate strides working my way back. I feel pretty useless right now, messed up my perfect attendance here and most of my wonderful streaks got smeared, but I guess that's okay, starting over is a great place to start.
Gentle walking through the house is mostly what I do right now, one step at a time one day at a time. Oh, of course I think I should be able to count jumping through hoops with the insurance company as very high impact cardio! They sure have my heart pumpin' at times, and not exactly in a happy way. There was only one mess with them and that was a doozy, but it all started at the hospital where they were the ones who messed it up. Hmm? I just wonder what they'd say if I would send them the bill for the out of pocket expense we'll have had to deal with for 5 days? ROFLMBO!! Yea, they'd get right on that one..uhuh.. Anyway, the problem is now resolved and I'll be happier tomorrow, back to gentle walking and hopefully no more hoops to deal with.
Now, the other problem..FOOD! I know what I need, I know what I shouldn't have and what I shouldn't have is all I seem to want right now. Oh, I've only messed up with one Big Mack and Fries so far, and I'm doing the best I can to be so very good. But that's not taking the WANT away. Lots of water and ice chips are helping, carrot sticks and yogurt and oh those yummy honey nut cherios :)
I'm hanging in there! Tying that knot at the end of the rope and refusing to slip off in to the black hole!
Friday, January 03, 2014
My first blog of the new year and I couldn't think of anything but my goals.
1. Get more sleep. I have a lot of trouble with that. It's not so much me, it's my body and mind saying I've had enough after about 5 hours and I just wake up and can't get back to sleep. So from now on I'll lay there and try harder to get back to sleep.
2. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies and less canned ones. They are too convenient when I'm in a hurry to get dinner. If I take my time and work a little harder cutting the fresh ones up, I will appreciate them more.
3. Shake up my exercise routine more often. Mostly I change it only once a month but I will be doing it twice a month now.
4. I will fold the clothes and put them away after I laundry them!
5. I will be more patient and I will take things less personal.
I think those are good starts for me for the new year. I put them out there so you all could help me be accountable! HUGS!
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