Friday, October 02, 2009
As adults, we often think of ourselves as examples for children, but we are also examples for each other. Every act of courage-whether saving a life, starting a new job, or recovering from an addiction-inspires others. Every act of love-from a generous donation of time or money to a simple kind word-encourages more of the same.
We can sow the seeds of love, courage, peacefulness, generosity, tolerance, compassion, hope, honesty, forgiveness, and joy. We can plant images of resposibillity, integrity, and dignity. Whatever we do, we can spread these kernels of positive energy. Just as Jonny Appleseed changed the landscape of the country by planting apple orchids, we can affect the world. It doesn't require fame or prestige, but grows from the seeds of example we plant.
I send the best example I can into the world. -Veronica Ray
What seeds are you planting? For me, I know that my children are watching me so I try to be mindful of the things I say or do. Parents used to tell their kids,"Don't do as I do,do as I say". Well that's crazy. We as parents should lead by example. Genectics, enviroment, and situations play a part in who they become as adults. There is so many things that affect our children as they grow so as parents we should be mindful of what we do and set the best example as we can. Because our children are watching. What will/do they see?
Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sometimes, we don't feel we have much to give others. We may be struggling financially. We may feel too tired, physically and emotionally, to add even one more activity to our busy day.
But we all have a great deal to give, whatever our circumstances. We can listen when someone needs to talk. We can call someone who may be lonely. We can overlook other people's faults and mistakes. We can forgive people who have hurt us. We can teach a skill or share our knowledge. We can offer a smile or an encouraging word to someone who needs it. We can cheer and applaud for others.
We have all our thoughts,attitudes,and actions to give the world. All we have to do is reach into the best part of ourselves and let it flow outward.
Every day I have many chances to give something to others. ~Veronica Ray
Good Morning! I hope your day go as planned. That's funny. Get it? I heard someone say,"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans". Anyway, thanks for your continued support and encouragement.
Love and ~Sabrina
Monday, September 28, 2009
I am a night time eater and I've been getting by with it so I've been overlooking the fact that it's just not healthy. It has finally caught up with me. When I looked in the mirror yesterday,I looked like I'd gained weight but I kind of shrugged it off. I wanted to believe that it was because of it being "that time". I'm saying to myself,"The bloating will leave when "it" leave. Then something clicked a few minutes ago,the hard ugly truth. I gained 3 pounds. If Nothing Changes,Nothing Changes. I know I've had some success so far and I wont down play it either,I just want to continue to grow and move forward,not backwards in my journey. Night time eating has always been one of my struggles. Let me first define "my" night time eating-it's getting up out of my sleep(half awake) grabbing something to eat(not counting calories),getting back in the bed with it(going back to sleep while chewing). Sometimes when I wake up in the mornings,I can still taste whatever I ate on my breath. I know,it's bad. I knew the time would come when I had to face it because you cannot continue to make bad choices and expect good to come from it. So I've decided to ask for help from my peers because I know somebody has struggled with the same thing and has overcame it. So please if you have any suggestions,they are welcomed.
It's time that I use the strength that God has given me and fight to win. It's time I stop settling for "ok". I know,I CAN DO IT!!!
Thanks for your continued support and encouragement. It is appreciated.
Love and ~Sabrina
Sunday, September 27, 2009
It's been a little over 2 months and I'm down 25 pounds. My self-esteem is going up,my stress level is down,and the guilt is starting to go away. I don't know if you can get with that but I'm talking about the guilt you feel when you've just eaten a whole cake or a jumbo pack of cookies etc.. The guilt you feel when you are scheduled for your annual PAP. The humiliation of having to open up and your fatty legs are sagging and ALL your "bidness" is showing. I decided to share this because I wrote about it on my sparkpage but I know most times people don't read those. Anyway,my last pap was on July 17. It was a turning point for me because the nurse who did my PAP was having a hard time latching onto my cervix and she says to me,"The bigger you are makes it harder to latch on". I was already embarrased/ashamed and her saying that,made me feel worse. Now that I look back on it,I thank God for using Juanita(the RN)that day because it had an effect on the change in my life. I go back to see the doctor next week and I hope Juanita is there so that I can thank her. I know she wasn't being ugly,she was just telling the truth and sometimes the truth hurts but in some instances,it can also heal. The very next day after that happened, I decided to do something about it. I'm not where I want to be but thank God,I'm on my way!
Thanks in advance for stopping by,it means a Lot. I hope you all have a lovely day.
LOVE and ~Sabrina
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