Friday, June 18, 2010
There are few things I love more in the world than Fridays. Woo hoo! TGIF!
It puts me into an automatic good mood. (even when I have to work on Saturdays - like next week...I still feel pumped and alive.
I stopped at a local coffee place before work today. There were a few people in line ahead of me. They weren't very orderly and I was mentally trying to figure out who was with whom. My personal observations make the time go faster for me. There was a son (about 10 yrs old) and his dad in front of me. They were quiet, then chatty and then huggy. It was actually very heartwarming. I did not expect to see them like that. It was not just a little hug. It was more like "I love you more than anything else in the world" hug.
After I got my coffee cup, I noticed the dad was filling his up too. The son was already seated. I leaned in towards the dad and wished him a happy father's day and told him it was so nice to see how close he and his son were. He lit up like a sunbeam. :) We just chatted for a minute or two, but I could see how my comment made him feel by the way he was beaming and the things he said to me. It was really a lovely exchange. Moments like these really make my day. Pile that on top of the Friday excitement, and you have one amped up puppy!
Yesterday, I had meetings all over the place and had to walk several places over the course of the day, including a mile walk (I think) back to my car at the end of the day. It was great!!! I felt good. My muscles felt engaged and I did not dread the walk. I was happy to be walking and able to motor on where I wanted to go without any issues.
Goals for today:
1) Three nice things: I'm a good writer, I'm whimsical and witty.
2) Encourage everyone I encounter
3) No "going Jersey" on other drivers. :)
Happy Friday! Have a wonderful, whimsical day!
Spark on, Sparkies!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Silly, super, strong --- the three positive things are coming easier these days.
I DID step out of my comfort zone last night and went to a local event by myself. The person who invited me practically did cartwheels when she saw me. It was for a group that I am marginally involved with as a volunteer. I had to look at a map to find my bearings, but it all went well. Wow. That was a GIANT leap for me.
I am recognizing the good in myself so much more these days and realizing that I am a person who matters. It sounds funny when I say it out loud, like I should add, "DUH!" but I have not always been accepting of myself.
1) three kind words (see above)
2) Get rid of old newspapers (done)
3) Do fun things solo (done!) - I went to a couple of yard sales and tonight, I will make jewelry.
My life is good! Happy Saturday, sparkies!!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Three things I love about myself:
1. Courageous, crafty, compassionate
Truth be told, I'm not as compassionate as many others in my family or friends. I see a difference (and it's pronounced in me) between being compassionate and being a pushover. I am fan of taking responsibility and knowing that there is going to be consequences. I USED to be a pushover, so I have grown in that degree.
2. Work on mix and match meals for the coming week or so - Doing it this way will take the angst out waiting until the last minute to plan what I am having, but also give me flexibility for when I need to switch things up.
3. Go to an event tonight after work. This will require me stepping out of my comfort zone in a big way.
I shed a couple of tears today in my office (I was by myself). It could be for many reasons, but what set me off was my boss "barking at me" for the way I was trying to fix someone else's problem. I think I am so out of practice with dealing with a tyrannical boss and even Mr. Nice guy can bum me out from time to time. For me, work lately has meant shouldering most, if not all of the burden of work in our dept, and I don't always handle criticism with ease. I am trying to brush off this little incident and move on with my day. :)
Let's make the most of it, sparkies --- about work, I feel a little cranky, but mostly I am feeling cherished. :)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
When I was little, I thought "brought to you by" (as announced on tv) was one word. I used to wonder how you spelled it. Ironic, as I am actually a very good speller. :)
Three things about me: I'm friendly, funny, fair.
I love that when I thought about these things about myself, I did not immediately think of "fat."
I am fat, though, and I need to fix that.
At my last job, I used to respond to how I was doing by using a different letter every day. Not sure why, but it was fun.
So how am I feeling today? FANTASTIC!!!!
I've hit my daily goals more often than not:
1) Make some fish for dinner (with broccoli)
2) Go online to find out where I can get some foods on my plan
3) Start working on a grocery list for the wknd
Have a FINE day, sparkies!
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Yesterday's goals were all met. Woo hoo!
Today's short list:
1. Walk 8500 steps
2. Make dinner for tomorrow so it's ready when I get home.
3. Three positive things about me: good problem solver, daring, great memory
I also bought some fish last night - mahi mahi and salmon - in single serve portions that can go right from freezer to table in a few mins.
I'm trying to focus on what I am doing right, and making little steps to improve everything else today.
And, I said "no" to someone today where I would have ordinarily caved and let them have their way even though I considered it wrong. Here's to standing up for myself. Woo hoo!!!
Believe in yourself. Surely we can do this together. :) Happy day, sparkies!
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