Thursday, March 26, 2009
I had an interesting day yesterday. I started the day with waking up only after 4 hours of sleep. So I woke up and i had to go to our neighboring country to do the shopping for our store (40 miles distance) AND I had a car accident. Not with an other car! Nothing happened to my, I was fine! It was snowing (!) yesterday morning and my speed was probably bigger than it should have been and the car slipped and it 'got off' from the road into the dike next to the road. I was so mad at myself! I'm driving a lot (I'm a 'delivery girl' at our store besides the other thousands of things that I have to do ) and I start not to pay as much attention as I should. So I called my father, I had to wait 2 hrs for him to come after me, the repairing won't cost a lot but still...So I got back to the store, a friend of ours helped out with delivering and I decided that I have to go home and relax and sleep and not do anything. So I went home, watched Gilmore girls (3-4 episodes) (I'm a HUUUUGE fan!), and I took a walk (an 80-minute walk - it was great - at the hilld around our house). I had a pep talk with myself, I told myself that I only have to push working a few weeks and then we'll hire someone to work for us and I'll have more time for mself, to LIVE, exercise, I'll have energy to start losing weight again. I regained a lot by the way. I hasn't changed my weight on SP though, 'cause it looks so good on the tracker that I've lost that much (compared to myself), but I'll change it tomorrow, I know I have to!
Well, that's about it. :)
Monday, March 23, 2009
You know, it was a long time ago since i complained this much as in the last few days, especially today. I'm tired...I hate to see myself complain or feel bad but it's like a huge energy-blocking wall that stands in front of me and doesn't let energy pour into my body. Of course I haven't went jogging today because I just couldn't do more physical activity than what was necessarily needed. I'm active here on SP though ('cause I don't have to move, I only have to sit in front of the PC to do that), I'm reading articles, e'mails n' stuff.
Well...I'm not in a creative mood for blogging today, so we'll see how I'll do tomorrow.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I looked at yesterday's blog entry...pretty melancholic, isn't it?
Well...I decided that i'm gonna start jogging from tomorrow (Monday). I don't know how many times per week, I don't know for how many minutes, I just know that i'll go out there and run! I'll also have to make a plan sometime during today about what i'm gonna do to make my work more efficient, and to make our store go better.
Thank God I'm not in such a bad mood any more! Oh, and I passed 5000 sparkpoints today, and I love my trophy! :)
Saturday, October 04, 2008
John is the kind of guy you love to hate.
He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.
When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply,
'If I were any better, I would be twins!'
He was a natural motivator.
If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.
Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it!
You can't be a positive person all of the time.
How do you do it?'
'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today.
You can choose to be in a good mood or ...
you can choose to be in a bad mood.
I choose to be in a good mood.'
Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...
I can choose to learn from it.
I choose to learn from it.
Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life.
I choose the positive side of life.
'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,'
'Yes, it is,'
'Life is all about choices.
When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.
You choose how you react to situations.
You choose how people affect your mood.
You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.
The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'
I reflected on what he said.
Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business.
We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.
Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.
After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.
I saw him about six months after the accident.
When I asked him how he was, he replied,
'If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?'
I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.
'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,'
'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live.'
'Weren't you scared?
Did you lose consciousness?'
'..the paramedics were great.
They kept telling me I was going to be fine.
But w hen they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.'
'What did you do?'
'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,'
'She asked if I was allergic to anything.
The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply.
I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'.'
Over their laughter, I told them,
'I am choosing to live.
Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'
He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.
Attitude, after all, is everything .
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