Thursday, July 01, 2010
One of my very best attributes is that I rarely give up on people. OK, sometimes this does not always work out the way I plan, but on a day like today, when a kid I have nurtured and mentored and tried really hard to help, shows me that he is living up to my hopes, it makes it all worthwhile.
It is remarkable how great I feel about this kid handling himself in this way. Woo hoo. It makes me appreciate myself and the job that I am doing. I have been a lifeline for this kid, and it's working out. Woot! Woot!
I will also cross my 10,000 steps today. That is exciting too. :)
I have not had time to dwell nor allowed myself the luxury of sitting around feeling sorry for myself. I have no reason to do this anyway. My life is really good and filled with MUCHO blessings. I just needed a day to take stock of all the things I have going for me, which are many.
p.s. I stopped back to edit this when I saw that one of my tenses were off. :)
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Remember that movie with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere? One of my favorite lines from the movie is when she defiantly tells him, " I say who, I say where, I say how much." Ok, well, I am taking that same tact for myself. I get to make the decisions for me, and I am doing them.
Started off with a good breakfast and a walk. Out of necessity, I will need to make several stops across town today and it will be much easier to do on foot. I am becoming a champion of movement. I know exactly how I had my success before and I know how to get it back.
Thank you to my friend, CM, for reminding me I am a rock star! Woo hoo!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I am not my spark best today, not by a long shot. I walked a smidge and have little excuse for not doing more. It is the perfect day outside!!!
I have been hiding in my cave for the better part of the day. My office is tucked away under a stairwell and it reminds me of a little cave. Some days, I call it the bat cave. Today is not really one of those days.
I am sitting in the middle of a lot of work angst. Not for the actual job which I could do with both hands tied behind my back. :) It's for the political situations you find yourself in which you sometimes just can't avoid. Ugh! It involves a person who I have been friends with since I started here. Sadly, she didn't make the best choices and it has come back to haunt her. Unfortunately, she just doesn't see the big pic or the implications and will put other people in awkward situations. I am playing the avoidance game for now, but I have been binging (after work) and chewing my nails to the bone.
For now, I will try to take my mind off it, and try to chill.
Spark on, sparkies. I do know that this too, shall pass.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Started talking to a colleague today that I have seen in passing many times. She wanted to know where I was from since she thinks I am very friendly. She couldn't believe that I am from the beautiful garden state (that's right bucko, NJ) since we may have a bad rep about how warm and friendly we can be. We're not all mobsters. :)
I'm keeping up my goal of trying to encourage everyone I encounter. Actually, she needed a lot of encouraging. I took a moment to look outside myself and upon our conversation. It reminded me of a few things I really like about myself.
1). I can talk to anyone. (my hubby doesn't always think this is good - ha ha ha)
2.) I am very open.
3.) I am a champ at encouraging people.
4.) I can help people see alternative perspectives
It was a lovely way to spend a morning, sitting outside in the sun, reading the newspaper, making a friend. Happy Friday, Sparkies! Spark on!
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