Sunday, August 17, 2014
I did not even know that I had gotten this honor until I saw my Spark Page and saw the comments. Work has been hectic for a couple of weeks, school just started and there is just so much to do I end up staying until 5 or 6 and by the time I get home I really don't want to look at a computer (my job is technology support specialist, administrator of our student data system and state reporting). So I hadn't checked my email for several days, when I did and saw all the comments I was floored. I was so touched! I don't feel like much of a motivator to be really honest, I have struggled. I think the one thing I can offer to other members is that I don't quit, I just keep working at this and trying to find the balance I need.
Thank you all so very much, there are so many other people who deserve this, I am just so honored to be chosen.
Monday, April 21, 2014
I have been on Spark People for 7 years as of Saturday! I joined Spark People April 19th 2007 and have been fairly consistent since, logging in 83 % of the time. I have lost weight and gained it back but the one thing I have done is really begin to incorporate healthier habits. Real change is slow, it takes a long time to really change those bad habits but I have learned that you just can't quit. As long as you keep working at it you will make the small changes that are needed!
Friday, March 21, 2014
I have really embraced the philosophy that you should own your happiness (or lack thereof). It is not particularly easy, though it should be. We all tend to look to other people or things for our happiness or blame them for our lack of happiness, I know that I am very guilty of this and I just don't want to be there anymore. So I am on a campaign to be a more contended and happier person. I am reading blogs, articles and books looking for the ideas that might work for me. That is the key, lots of people write about a more fulfilling or happier life but there is never anyone set of ideas that works for everyone so I think you have to explore what works for you.
I found a great idea and actually got to test it out this morning, at least is was really great for me. A blog I read suggested watching a funny YouTube video each day. I love funny YouTube videos so I thought okay. This morning there was a link to a video here on SparkPeople, and it said it would bring a smile to your face so I watched it. It was funny, and very entertaining and when I finished watching it I was laughing! I felt so good and I have to say even now, about 30 minutes later I am much happier. It uplifted me. Now I was not in a bad mood this morning so it may be that I was just ripe for that, I will need to try it on a bad day, but I have subscribed to a few feeds on YouTube that promise to provide a smile and I am going to give this a try when I have a chance. I recommend that you watch the video, it is made by a journalist named Ben Aaron. Here is a link to the video:
Check it out, I bet it makes you smile too!
Thursday, December 05, 2013
What does it take to be happy? Does it mean you have everything you want in life? What does it mean to you?
I have been thinking about happy for awhile now, I know that it is something that I control, my happy or not happy is my problem, I can't lay it at the doorstep of other people. I know that I choose what it is that makes me happy and what doesn't, I also choose to be happy or not to be happy. I realize that we can't be happy all the time, things happen, we lose people we love, lose our jobs, our livelihood. It is normal to be sad and to feel bad now and again. I just don't want to live there. I want to find a way to be happy where I am and rejoice in what I have now. I guess I don't really mean happy so much as contented. You know the feeling that says I have enough and I am enough. That is what I feel like I am working toward. Am I there? No, not by a long shot. I don't always feel like I am enough, I don't always feel that I have enough. That having part I have been working on and am getting much better. I don't really need any more than I have, I am very blessed with a wonderful family, a decent house to live in and enough food to eat. I have plenty of clothes and my house is furnished. I am warm in winter and cool in summer, there really isn't much more that is required to have a happy life.
So that leaves being enough, that is the hard one. No one is harder on you than you. No matter what we seem to find fault with ourselves and plenty of areas where we are lacking. I am working on that too, but struggle with that self talk thing! I will keep plugging away, I feel I am becoming a better me all the time and maybe one day I will be enough for myself!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Haven't done this for a couple of days, I have had a bad cold so here goes.
1. I am thankful this cold wasn't much worse, I am back at work today.
2. I am very thankful for the laughter my granddaughter brings to my house and my life.
3. I am thankful that it is not too cold today.
4. I am thankful for the many people who add interest to my life.
5. I am thankful for the drama my younger daughter brings to me.
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