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A Positive Attitude

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hi there my friends, I would like to start this off by saying thank you for dropping by.
Lately I have been doing some soul searching and I have come to the conclusion. That the only one that can make positive changes is me. I can do positive talk to myself and I can make the positive changes for my life. Nobody can make these changes for me. It isn't up to my children to make me happy and it isn't the responsibility of a partner or spouse. It is my responsibility. So, the very first step I have taken was joining Spark People in August 2009.
My second step was becoming a Leader. I love being a part of introducing and bringing Information about HERBS, SUPPLEMENTS & VITAMINS as well as what's new and happening in the natural health world to all my team members. This is fulfilling a promise I had made in 2003. And that is another story.
My third step was following through with physical therapy and Massage therapy. And all I needed to do to get me back on my feet and moving again after an accident I encountered in June of last year.
All these steps are positive steps in my life. And I truly believe that positive actions bring positive reactions.
So, I tell all of you reading this. Stay positive with your self talk, and everything you do in your life and it will come back to you many times over. Have a great one may it be night or day.
Hugs to all of you and thank you for stopping by.
EJ

  
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LN7777 4/15/2010 7:09AM

    Thanks. That is a bit of wisdom I needed to hear!

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LN7777 4/15/2010 7:08AM

    Thanks. That is a bit of wisdom I needed to hear!

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LN7777 4/15/2010 7:08AM

    Thanks. That is a bit of wisdom I needed to hear!

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/30/2010 2:48PM

    Well said EJ.... lol... now if I can just follow your advice!!!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 3/28/2010 1:37PM

    you are sooooooooooooooo right and thanks for sharing!!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/28/2010 6:23AM

    Awesome blog!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/27/2010 1:05PM

    Excellent advice. I think having the right attitude is the key to being successful in all areas of our lives. As a nurse I have encountered people that were morose over seemingly insignificant things while other people who were dying were full of hope and optimism. It may not change the ultimate outcome of any situation but it will make the journey more pleasant. I think your attitude is great!! And I hope you have a complete recovery. emoticon

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RANJINI4 3/27/2010 11:19AM

    You are a wonderful leader and buddy,and teacher.i agree,we have to motivate ourselves-no-one else can do better!Thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 3/27/2010 11:14AM

    You are right, no matter how much support or encouragement we are given, it is up to us to make the changes we need to in our lives. Don't get me wrong, the support & encouragement helps but we have to be responsible for making the changes ourselves.

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PJSTIME 3/27/2010 10:30AM

    You are a great friend and motivator. You are also so correct no one can make our journey but ourselves. We have to do this ourselves and hopefully we have family support and we know we have spark friends to help.

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RORYLYONS 3/27/2010 4:33AM

    emoticon You've made my day.... emoticon great choices to live by.. emoticon

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 3/27/2010 3:44AM

    And a big emoticonfrom us for all the information and support you consistently provide on your team
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WILLOW49 3/27/2010 12:28AM

    Have an "attitude for gratitude"!

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Progress you have to love it!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Well, today I got on the scale to see where I was at. I had good feelings about this weigh in but I was nervous. I went to my closet and I turned on the light then I turn on the scale and stepped on. My scale has to beep before you can steep off. Then is tells you where you are at in pounds.
I heard the beep and I looked down at the numbers. I got a jolt like lightening. And I don't drink coffee. But the jolt was real. 199 lbs. I was finally under the 200 lb mark. And that was a loss of 3 lbs this week.
This is a good day and a great start to my weekend.
WOO HOO!!

  
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DJONMA 3/26/2010 1:48PM

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That's fantastic! Well done :-)


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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 3/21/2010 2:32AM

    emoticonThat's fantastic EJ - you must have been cartwheeling around the house!
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MARTYLYNN1 3/20/2010 8:20PM

    Way to go EJ! Welcome to Onederland!!!

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PJSTIME 3/20/2010 1:40PM

    EJ great job that made your day. Keep it up your doing great. PJ

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/20/2010 11:40AM

    Great job EJ! What a terrrific way to start your weekend!

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JMFOGARTY11 3/19/2010 10:57PM

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SO proud of you!!!!

Jean-Marie

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DOLLIE6 3/19/2010 8:12PM

    Oh how absolutely wonderful. I am so happy for you.
With good people like you encouraging I too will do this and eventually get to goal. You rock girl.

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SPARKPLUG53 3/19/2010 3:26PM

    You go girl. It's great to lose but it's even sweeter to get past a milestone. Keep up the good work.

Betty

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HICALGAL 3/19/2010 2:23PM

    congrats on your progress and welcome to ONEderland!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/19/2010 2:15PM

    Welcome to ONDERLAND!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WCATAP 3/19/2010 1:37PM

    Congrats!!!!!Keep up the good work.

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WILLOW49 3/19/2010 1:37PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work!!!

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Time for ME???

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Growing up I was the only girl in my family I had a younger brother and my father. He was a long haul, heavy haul truck driver. I can remember he would hire housekeepers to stay and take care of things at the house. That included us kids. Many times while he was gone on the road the person he hired would just leave and we discovered she left with some of our belongings. So I learned to take care of myself and my brother starting at the age of 9. See dad would call to ask how things were going. The first time it happened I told my dad when he called that the housekeeper was gone. I thought he was going to kill himself trying to get back home. I learned a lesson. The second time it happened I didn't tell him until he got back into town.
So by the age of 10 and after a few more disappearing housekeepers, I was taking care of things by myself. I got my brother off to school. I cleaned house, made meals, did laundry, and went to school. There was no time to do the kid things. I have never gone to any dances or proms. I couldn't go to any athletics after school. I had to go straight home. Now a days they would call it child abuse. I knew nothing better. I just knew what I had to do. When my father accepted the fact that I was the one to do the job he made arrangements with the local grocery store to have a tab if we needed something. I walked 2 miles to the store pulling the wagon got what we needed and walked back. When Dad got back into town he paid the store tab. The stores wouldn't do that now a days.
When I got old enough to get married and on my own. I already knew what I had to do. I had my children and got them raised, out the door. Now it is time for ME!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.


  
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ENAS38 4/11/2010 11:24AM

    Yes,it is time for YOU now!!
I liked this blog,thank you for sharing!
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DJS-DEBBIE 3/15/2010 10:03PM

    Been there myself. Amazing what we went through...and how easy our kids have it in comparison.

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SEXYANGELINLOVE 3/15/2010 1:13PM

    IT's all about you KNOW.

MANI, PEDI, FULL BODY MASSAGE and let's enjoy that Cup of green tea OR a very good glass of RED WINE...


Enjoy your time...

All those things that happend to you during the childhood, I Know it only made you the strong woman that you are now...

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Johanni

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/15/2010 11:52AM

    Great blog. Really interesting. I am often amazed at what many of us endured in childhood and how well we turned out. My son has led an enchanted like compared to me. We wanted better for our children and gave it to them.

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HICALGAL 3/15/2010 11:48AM

    time for you now!!! emoticon emoticon

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SHELLMUNDY 3/15/2010 10:00AM

    EJ, you are such an amazing, strong woman. I know that when you go through a situation like that you just do what you have to do, but there are many people who wouldn't have the strength to make it through with so much grace. This is evident in how much you give to your friends here on SP.
It IS time for you!!! I'm glad you are giving yourself permission to have "me" time.
Enjoy it for you really have earned it!
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DHSPARK 3/15/2010 4:35AM

    Sorry your childhood was stolen from you. Good thing you were a responsible young person.

It IS time for YOU now. I enjoy your posts and the way you lead your team.

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I struggle at this!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thank you for stopping by to read my thoughts.
Well, I am going to try to take the time to do a blog more frequently. I for whatever reason struggle to think of something to write about me. I do so much reading and trying to find the articles to post on my team that I don't find the time to write about what I am thinking, doing, going to do, etc... Some things never change. I am at the bottom of the list.

But that is going to have to change. See I just joined a team that requires me to blog. I guess that is one way to make me do this. LOL.
As I sit here trying to think of something to say I am blank. I am so busy trying to support everyone who is a part of my life that I forget about me.

A BREAK THROUGH! I should think more about me at least once in awhile.
Now, just trying to apply this.
The power of positive thoughts. I know I can!!!

Do you struggle with putting yourself first once in a while???

  
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BAEB47 3/26/2010 5:43PM

    For years now, I have used Philippians 4:8 as inspiration for helping me keep a positive attitude. It really works!

"Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (American King James Version)

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/15/2010 10:12PM

    Putting myself first..... struggle with that all the time. And that is why I am where I am right now. I love blogging but don't blog enough because the people who I don't want to read it know how to read it. No personal space.
Why have I not subscribed to your blogs! You are an intellegent woman who I think may be good to emmulate!
Thanks EJ!

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A10TIVTRTL 3/12/2010 8:15AM

    EVERYONE is important. EVERYONE is interesting. EVERYONE HAS A STORY.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/12/2010 7:52AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog and yes I struggle with this too. Feel like I have nothing important to say. It's hard but I make myself do it at least once a week. Hope you have a nice day.
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DJS-DEBBIE 3/12/2010 6:45AM

    I struggle with this, too. Sometimes I feel like everyone else is so much more interesting than I am. We just have to keep working on putting ourselves first.

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JMFOGARTY11 3/11/2010 11:30PM

    The one & only EJ emoticon...whatever you write, your friends will want to read it....!!!! Top of the list for you, woman!

Jean-Marie

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/11/2010 9:22PM

    You are doing just fine. Just talk about anything. I read lots of blogs. Talk about your day. Your likes and dislikes, Your family. Anything you want to talk about will be interesting to me. For instance I love your back ground page- the colors, the flowers. Your pets are adorable. You can talk about them. Or your hobbies. I am very interested in all you listed. Herbs. Being a blonde. emoticon

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WILLOW49 3/11/2010 7:15PM

    Of course YOU are important! I'm glad you're going to take more "me" time :) I struggle with the same...family first, me last. I'm changing slowly but at least I'm changing! emoticon

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RANJINI4 3/11/2010 6:18PM

    My dear,you are important-the only E.J.that God made.Remember that! emoticon

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I FOUND THE GLOVES!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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Well who said persistence didn't pay off. Not I.... I went outside a washed several windows and then I came inside to look for those darn gloves again, This time I went into my sewing room and started opening boxes. I guess what I found with my sewing stuff???? THE GLOVES. Who would have guessed to look in the sewing stuff for Garden gloves.
Anyway, I found them and now I am going out to trim some roses back.
BYE!!!

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CGEMMELL 3/8/2010 8:03AM

    Just got around to see this post - so glad you found the gloves! Carol

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 2/20/2010 7:58PM

    LOL EJ, I know the joy you feel from finding what was missing! It seems when I've misplaced something, I can't rest until I find it. (Although I know you didn't misplace those gloves; they were packed by someone else.) Still... the joy of finally finding them!

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