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Today's Valentine Challenge/Gratitude

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The assignment today is to think about somebody, living or not, who has impacted me in a positive way during my life and write a note to them. Even if that person is living I do not (or probably won't be able) have to send the note, just acknowleged them and be aware of why they impacted me.

This is a very positive exercise. The more folks I think of the less bad comes to mind. I think this is something I will put on my goal list to do at least 1x per week.

Meanwhile, I cut out more flowers last night for my dream board. I think we get to go to town today so I'll drop by the dollar store for poster board. I also plan to get flowers for myself (yesterday's Valentine challenge). Some of the flowers in my bouquet will be dedicated to those who help make me a stronger, better person.

(((gentle hugs, friends))) Each one of you is a work of art!

  
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SPIRALDOWN 1/17/2013 10:15PM

    thats a great assignment... i should do it just because...Wonderful thoughts just filled my head...Thank You

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A-NEW-TARA 1/17/2013 10:08PM

    What a great assignment you had today. I think it is an important thing to acknowledge those that have positively impacted our lives; far too often it is easier to get focused on those that had a negative impact.

What a beautiful idea of putting flowers in the background for your dream board!
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CHERYLL1949 1/17/2013 12:47PM

    I made my 1st dream board in my late 50's. I thought it was kinda silly but I was out of work and I thought why not. Mostly it was of me getting married again(I had been alone for 3 yrs) Needless to say I met my husband about a month later and we got married. So you never know..Even at my age! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 1/17/2013 10:42AM

    A great exercise in balancing thoughts.

BTW thanks for the smoothie. I actually have one every morning with brekkie.....LLLLOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVE
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CINDYCHARLENE 1/17/2013 10:22AM

    Let me just say. THANK YOU! Your words are confirmation of what the Spirit has been preaching to me as of late, "practice the virtue of gratitude, not just once in a while but all day long. What a lovely jester to add flowers to your gratitude bouquet. It appears you are artistic. My own artistic talents bring me much joy.

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GINGERHAWK 1/17/2013 9:31AM

    What a wonderful exercise. It's so nice to focus on the positive aspects of people and situations!

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15 Days In - Valentine Challenge

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's hard to believe that in a few short weeks how much better I feel about myself. Most of this challenge has been fun, but over the weekend the assignment was to work on forgiveness, starting with ourself. That was a toughie.

The reward: giving ourself flowers. We deserve it. I am not in town so have to wait a day or two before I can give myself mine. Meanwhile I am cutting out flowers from seed catalogs and magazines and making a background for my dream poster. Flowers to see everyday that remind me I am worthy of them!

My heart is lighter. Come Valentine's Day I am going to be a much more balanced person because I am taking the time to work on me in non-physical ways. The depression I fought for so long seems is lifting.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/17/2013 7:43AM

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NEW-CAZ 1/17/2013 3:07AM

    That is wonderful to hear, you are such a great person hun, you deserve so much more than flowers. emoticon

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THISISTHEREALME 1/16/2013 7:23PM

    That is so great!

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PICKIE98 1/16/2013 7:22PM

    I think that is a great idea of making your own flowers!! Why wait for something nice to happen to us or come to us?? MAKE it happen or MAKE it be here !! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Valentine Challenge Day Four - Positive Affirmations

Sunday, January 06, 2013



1. I look great, and feel great; I feel healthy, fit and energetic.
2. "I forgive myself"
3. "I am worthy of being loved"



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CAMSEDGE 1/24/2013 3:09PM

    Good to remember.

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A-NEW-TARA 1/11/2013 11:10PM

    I love this Valentine challenge! Loving ourselves is so important and what a way to focus on the love holiday than to love yourself!! I look forward to this journey.
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CINDYCHARLENE 1/8/2013 8:45PM

    Yes, Yes, Yes. Great affirmations. Thanks for sharing.
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PAULALALALA 1/6/2013 9:24PM

    I am a positive force to those around me and I am deserving of love and respect. I gain energy from being proactive and energetic and positive.

Thanks for this blog! you just made me think of some things that I could say to myself!

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KATI5668 1/6/2013 1:25PM

    OMG love that owl..that is creative art at its finest..good to look at..makes ya grin & laugh..then munch a bunch !!!

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Valentine Challenge Day Two

Friday, January 04, 2013

This challenge is to find an inspirational/motivational quote. I'll post this where I can see it several times a day.

Thoughts Become Things So Choose The Good Ones - Mike Dooley

  
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CAMSEDGE 1/27/2013 3:47PM

    Yes

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Valentine Challenge

Thursday, January 03, 2013

My 6 week Valentine challenge is not the typical goals. Oh sure, I'll be eating right, getting my water, exercising, etc. Those have become habits. My goals are to care better for myself mentally. I have to learn that I am a special person and God has me on this earth for a purpose. I have to learn that it is ok to love myself.

I am devoting the next 6 weeks to healing and moving forward. Stress just needs to be dealt with better. Stress does not help our hearts. What better time than now?

I may have mentioned this, but one day I was watching a cooking show. A set of twins were guests. I noticed how they complimented each other. They were so alike that if they were negative they were hurting the other twin. That struck me. I need to have an imaginary twin. I wouldn't hurt my twin so why do I belittle myself?

Another goal is to declutter the house. That will be a stress buster, too. I don't know where the stuff comes from. Seems like I worked on this over the summer.

In 6 weeks I'm going to be a happier, heart healthier person.

  
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CHERYLL1949 1/9/2013 1:47PM

    This is a great challenge. In fact this is what I need to do. emoticon

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PAULALALALA 1/3/2013 6:30PM

    LOVE the idea of the imaginary twin!

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EMMACORY 1/3/2013 12:23PM

    Great goals! I am with you on that de-cluttering goal. I plan to do 15 minutes at least 5 times per week. I figure if I get started it will end up being more than 15 minutes too. emoticon

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HAKAPES 1/3/2013 12:10PM

    Great idea!
Go for your challenge!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/3/2013 12:00PM

    That is a great challenge!

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GINGERHAWK 1/3/2013 11:49AM

    I love your challenge - being kind to yourself is SO important. As for the decluttering, that's part of my January goal list, too! Let's do it!

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SAMI199 1/3/2013 11:22AM

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It is so important to take care of our spirit as well as our body.

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