Monday, December 24, 2012
During this holiday season, I hope everyone is finding peace and happiness. Hugs all around!
The following is one of my many favorite movie lines, from the movie Love Actually.......
Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that.
It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends.
When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
I hope everyone has a wonderful day/weekend/holiday!
Do something that makes you happy and proud of yourself, no matter how small!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Be a can-do, will-try person. Focus on what you have and not what you don't have, what you can do rather than what you cannot do.
Marian Wright Edelman
Let's all make it a can-do Thursday!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I've never been a good patient. I normally roll over and play dead for several days until my body and meds decide everything is all good again.
Last night I had a little tickle in my throat. No big deal I thought as I headed for the gym. I really worked the upper body machines, then a two-mile run on the treadmill. Two hours after I got home it hurt to swallow! At 1am this morning, I felt like I had razor blades in the back of my throat.
Instead of curling into a ball and getting ready to play dead, I got myself in to see the doc. No strep, phew, but swollen glands, fluid in my ears and a sinus infection. My throat hurt so bad that I didn't even realize how congested I was. I asked the doc if light exercise was ok and he said nuh uh.
So for a change, I am being a good patient. I am doing all the things I hate to do when I'm sick. I managed to get down all eight cups of water. Normally I'm lucky to get one glass of water down, makes me feel sick to my stomach. But I'm powering through.
I have held my head over steam twice so far. I hate that. I feel like I'm being smothered but the doctor said it will loosen everything up.
I'm sitting still instead of finishing putting up decorations. I have lots of time for reading now. I should finish this book this weekend which will be my 20th book of the year, reaching my goal on goodreads.com.
I still hate being sick, but I am determined to get rid of this bug that has derailed my plans. I may even gargle salt water. Ugh, maybe.
Monday, December 10, 2012
What a nutty day. All I could think about was getting to yoga to make it all melt away!
I was way overtired last night and never got around to laundry or putting my yoga stuff together. I got out of work a little late, hurried home to feed and let the dog out.
Noticed I did not have any good workout tahirts or sports bras clean. ARGH. The clock was ticking, so I threw on an old Tshirt I have not worn in several months, ran downstairs to grab my keys, ARGH! small backpack was back upstairs so I ran back up to grab that, threw stuff in the backpack, jumped in the car...Argh! forgot the yoga mat!
Ran back upstairs to grab that and got to class with a few minutes to spare and saw that my spot in front was taken by women who normally come in at the last minute and squeeze into the front row. ARGH! I need to be in front to get the poses right and push myself to do a good job.
BREATHE, let it go! Second row will be fine. Good practice for adapting and getting stronger.
Thanks to more downward dogs than she usually puts us through, I realized how much I have slimmed down as my shirt kept sliding down to just barely covering "the girls." ARGH! Thank goodness everyone was looking down at the floor and the lights were dim!! Not my best moment!
I learned my lesson.... a few minutes of planning helps avoid a lot of ARGH!
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