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Say it once

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Even the way you talk to yourself can be hurtful. Instead of saying "I can't," replace it with "I wish." Swap "I'm a failure" with "I didn't succeed this time." If you say the wrong thing in front of others, chances are that people will remember it. Wouldn't you prefer to be remembered for something more positive? Once you have said something out loud it cannot be taken back, and rarely can it be undone even with a tremendous amount of work.

Great to remind myself of this. I can be so negitive on myself where I will be more postive to others. The Ican't self talk has gotten much better. For too long I bought into the 'not being capable, etc' mind set.

I think it is a wise person that knows when to keep their mouth shut as once the words are said it's like scattered grain that can't be picked up. The 'wind' takes it and that's it...gone! Better to think before saying anything. That dramatic pause has helped me many a time to think about what Iwant to say. Words said in anger or without thinking can leave that lasting scar that I may never heal. I think also that the words said in haste may not even be smoothed over when an apology is said, as the hurt cuts deeper than the soothing words balm can penetrate. Best to listen, that's why God gave us 2 ears and only one mouth. Listening is far better.


The thorns have roses!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Avoid complaining when things are turning sour, realize that the negatives and the positives in life will level out, and take responsibility for your life and actions. You are the only person responsible for your attitude--and your life.

Being positive is a really great message. It's the ebb and flow of life, of nature, of just being. So great to read this because it compliments the tape I was listening to while running today....about not whining! So easy to be negitive and complain about how things aren't going, instead of turning the glass around.

This is a good lesson for me to watch what I say and how I say it. I don't want to find myself complaining about other people or how the day is or whatever. I want to keep it positive. It makes my day go better, my life smoother and it makes me smile!

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JUDYDEE 3/9/2007 3:38AM

  I have been reading your blog entries and I love your positive attitude! You're an inspiration to me in many ways!

Sometimes, when things are driving me crazy, I say to myself (although sometimes sarcastically): Thank you life for teaching me patience!
I heard a story about a lady who would say: "God bless you!" when cars cut her off in traffic. I try that sometimes and it usually makes me laugh. Even if I don't usually mean it, it still cracks me up!

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TRIGAL 2/28/2007 4:01PM

    What a wonderfull blog entry. I had made a decision this morning (before I read your blog) that I was going to see the good in everything I ran into - including the obnoxious things that really get under the skin - there is good in all but sometimes it is not there for us to see right away but to search it (sometimes a lot). Just trying to do that reduces the stress of life. Your blog just complemented my decision. Thank you - have a wonderful day.

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Digest it

Monday, February 26, 2007

Make sure that the information you are taking in is not only full of "nutrients" but is also being properly digested.

It's so easy for me to read something quickly and not get the full meaning out of it. In my hurry to read I haven't taken it all in. That is why I like this journal option after reading the Spark messages. There is so much good stuff that it takes me time to really get into it.

If I didn't chew my food, or take time to really enjoy it, it would be just passing over my lips and into my stomach without the pure joy of the flavour. It's like when I had that bad flu and couldn't taste anything! Why eat it, it could have been anything or just water. I like to savour my food and I like this with what I am reading too.

I could stand to read alot more. Things with a variety of topics and not just on nutrition and running. But that IS what interests me. So it's to read that with full concentration and get to the heart of the matter, the real 'meat' of the information.


Don't look back in anger

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.

- Buddha

So true that anger burns me rather than the person I want to hurl it at. It is hard to let go of what the internal feels and step aside. I know that over the years I have gotten better at this. There are a few areas that I need to continue working on.

I can't afford resentments, they cause me internal strife and that causes food binges. I am grateful that so much of what ruled my life has gone. I have changed for the better over the past several years. Oh, I'm way from being done, but I have roads in my life that I don't drive down anymore and that has made a very very big difference.

I am a happier person, I enjoy my life and want it to be even better. With the help of God, my wonderful husband, friends, and SP I am heading that way! Thank you!


This too shall pass

Saturday, February 24, 2007

So endure the hardships of life, knowing that time will eventually heal your wounds and you will make it through. Think about what struggles have occurred in your life and what they taught you. No matter how dim the light at the end of the tunnel seems, it is still a light. Each day is an opportunity for that light of hope to get closer and closer, until eventually the clouds above your head part and you feel the forgotten sunshine on you again. Overcoming pain makes you stronger and better equipped to handle the next valley.

It's so good to know that things don't last. I know, the good things would be great to just keep on and keep on. But I think it would then just be expected to be good all the time. How would the harder times be appreciated if there weren't any. All things do pass.

It's like the scripture, 'and it came to pass' . I really like that and remind myself that it didn't come to stay, but it came to PASS. So no matter what I am going through, It won't last. That means to treasure those good times and hold on to them as they won't come this way again. That exact happening won't happen again the same way ever! And on the flip side, those troubling times won't stay either, so it behoves me to realize that the only thing that IS constant....is change.


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