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March 22nd

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Well this is very reflective......... I have been reading the best year of your life by Debbie ford, Our councillor said she recommended it to someone else and I would find it interesting after telling her i like self help etc. I found at the library in town today life lessons for women 7 essential ingredients for a balanced life. by the chicken soup guys.... sooooo after a busy week at work, getting my cold back, still working out LOSING lbs. and just life I had a nice long soak with me my book and a bunch of candles. so I am reading this chicken soup book and a few of the stories are really talking to me. I read this one that says in essence stop and think about your life, slow down etc. reassess your priorities and think what you want out of life. Also had the quote by E Roosevelt The purpose of life , after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. I then thought of what I have read many times, life isn't a dress rehearsal and live life it is the only one you have...
well I thought of my life and thought yea girl, you have to think about this ( but i have problems knowing what I really want)
anyway not to start digressing. I immediately after started thinking of my neighbours husband who HATES with a lot of passion his job of gee 20 + years. in fact we say he is depressed because of it. well i sobbed for him and though oh .... live your life. stopped and got out of the tub thinking then of my husband who is off work because of depression/anxiety. then i decided to come to speople to see if some of my fav blogs had any new entries. when sitting down, I saw a binder that I had started a afew months ago, i had started it to be an incentive to live healthy but in my mind it was to lose weight. I have on it a vellum saying "its all about me" I suddenly had a light bulb moment thinking I am not all about my weight and my life isn't either... and i am going to add diff things in my binder.
so doing maybe I will find what I am searching for as I feel something is missing but am never sure what.

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CJROMB 3/23/2008 11:16PM

    It's interesting to me how clear my head has become now that I've started losing weight. It's because all the noise of "I have to lose weight, I have to lose weight" is gone. I'm just doing it.

I got a book for one of my employees called "The Field Guide to Happiness". You're saying you don't know what you want. She has the same issue. This is helping her get some clarity.

Thanx for sharing your reflections. I shared mine today, too, but they were in a TOTALLY different realm. :) I shared a conversation I had with my nasty grandma.

I've read other books by Debbie Ford. If you like her, try Cheryl Richardson. She's got a few that changed my life!

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ZESTYLADY 3/23/2008 8:16AM

    Hey Cindy! Don't you just love those "a-ha" moments when you realize none of this really has to do with weight? I am truly beginning to understand that living the life of my choice and dreams is the only way to live. I have spent an awful lot of time waiting for others to become happy so I could then be happy. I often felt like I was running a support group for the chronically unhappy ( I was leader of course because I have to run the world!). I'm glad the books are working for you. I love inspirational reading!

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LUVMYORKIES 3/22/2008 10:04PM

    Cindy, Funny that you wrote this!!! I have been feeling like this all day!!! I couldn't figure out what was wrong....I am feeling like all I do is read label's and count calories, etc. It is hard not to make it 'ALL ABOUT ME"!! lol I Will have to write down the name of this book you are talking about, and give it a try. I too, enjoy self help books, and this one sounds like a winner! Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!! Take care and God Bless you!

Hugs, Love, and Prayers,

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December 14th Seeing wonder in the smallest details.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Seeing the wonder in the smallest details. One of todays email messages.
In this message it said stop and look around and see what you now take for granted.
I have realized over the past year or so that I am not as negative as I previously was or maybe imagined. I often find myself thinking neat things mainly about nature or life in general.
This morning as I read that line I am sitting in a warm room that is all my own- craft computer room. I look out the window and snow is falling very softly, big flakes. I look and think how soft like cotton balls and that no one is the same.I looked around the room at my african violets and love their tiny flowers. Awhile ago i was going to give them away or throw them in the compost cos they were in the way, I had to move them for the xmas tree and now they are getting flowers.
I look at the cards I have made for friends and family and think how happy I am when creating them and that for the majority most I give these too appreciate them. I made over 30 for my mil for xmas and it gives me great happiness to do so knowing she will so appreciate them and be so excited. My mil and I havent the bst relationship, she wasnt very nice to me and many say why even talk to her and yet i have over the past 5 years said why, she had a bad time in her life, was jealous of our relationship and said many hurtful things, though she wont apologize, I know now that it wasnt all that was said. I know that I am not the worst thing that has happened to her family or her son, that his depression has been much worse and since I have stayed, helped and loved her son through this I feel she has had her eyes opened. So with an open heart and knowing how much that gift will mean to her, I filled up a special box and put in hand made all occasion cards. I am excited to see her face on Boxing day!
I also have wonder in how much healthier my son is, having had surgery for crohns disease earlier in the year. he is finally gaining weight, I could have given him my extra! lol
Also and perhaps the largest gift and wonder I have lately is that my mother and I are forming a new relationship, which is a long time in coming and I am thankful that it has. My mother is dying of cancer, she has COPD, lung cancer and it may have spread to her bones, the dr isnt sure yet. mum and I are not very close and not able to speak our feelings often times not even showing them. I am learning and grateful for the time to do so. My biggest wish is that my dd and I learn from this sooner than later and she opens up and shows her love and care that I know is there for me.
So from the largest thing, an ill child, to an angry inlaw, to a mother daughter relationship finally after 50 years finding its way, to finding things I am good at and liking myself, to a snowflake I have grown and am able to find wonder and awe in simple small details.
In this I have grown and am thankful.

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ELLE299 12/14/2007 10:19AM

    Sweetie, You are such a kind, caring person and the greatest of friends. My heart is warmed that you are finally beginning to appreciate your own worth and the wonder of you. I kow you have searched wdely for the answers as to why life is what it is. I think maybe, you are finding the answers in your own heart. Life is what we make it. Realizing your value to those around you, knowing that you add much to their lives is the first step to acceptance of who you are. I am so blessed that you have come into my life. I can only hope that you continue your journey of self realization and the value of your being to others. I love you and the person within you. Love yourself, as you do others. You are worthy of far more than you know. Hugs my friend - Elle

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