Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I saw this blog in my daily email and "borrowed" it to share with all my friends!! I think it would be great for Spark People to win, they sooooo deserve it for all they do for us everyday!!
The software provider Intuit is giving one small business a TV commercial on the 2014 Big Game. It's the world's biggest stage, and a lucky small business could be on it right beside some of the biggest brands.
I think that SparkPeople should take the spotlight in the February game. Check out their entry and vote!
You can vote once a day.
Please pass this on. I hope it inspires you to write a blog post of your own about this.
There are also links to other social media on the SP Story page so you can share the SP love from there!
Friday, October 14, 2011
I had an amazing ride to work this morning! Do you ever feel like your always rushing from here to there and never really take the time out to notice the beauty around you? I always feel rushed and compelled to move quickly from one thing to the next, but this morning was a little different.
I left my house and it looked a bit dreary with some sun trying to peak through, and I thought oh well more rain today...but as I drove into work (I live in the country) the sky was very dark in most places but the ground was sunny and bright, this made the fall colors look so brilliant and beautiful and I couldn't help but to slow down and really look around me! It was beautiful, there were barns with brilliant sun, yet dark skies in the background, the stuff you see in pictures!! I was amazed by how gorgeous everything looked!
Every morning as I drive to work I say a little prayer and this morning was no exception! I had been feeling a little bit down yesterday and missing my mom and my lil dog that I lost, so I asked for some inner peace and comfort and as I drove to work and was noticing all the gorgeous colors and the contrast of the sky and the land. I saw a rainbow, peeking in and out of the dark clouds and I was filled with such a sense of well being and calm, it was amazing.
I slowed right down and took in all the sights, the smells, the quiet and the beauty of the morning. I could not believe all the colors, the darkness, the brilliant sun and the rainbow, it was gorgeous. Too often we let the beauty of nature just pass us by and we miss out on so much by rushing from here to there.
I have struggled terribly since losing my mom and my dog, but this morning for some reason although I still miss them something awful, I just for a few seconds felt an incredible sense of peace and calm. I was in awe of the nature and beauty around me and I had to thank GOD for such a great ride!!
Take a few minutes people and look around you, really look, you will be amazed at what you see!! I was!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Last night I cried….
At first I was not even sure why and then I realized I am lonely. I miss my mother and I miss having a best friend, someone to talk to about anything and everything. I mean isn’t that every little girls dream, to have a friend you can share your whole life with, talk to about anything, trust completely?? I have had friends that I thought were my best friend only to trust them and get hurt terribly by them. Now I have a hard time trusting people in general. It was okay when my mom was alive because I could turn to her and I knew she would always listen and always have my back no matter what. That is a very peaceful feeling that you don’t realize is even there until it is gone.
Now when I am happy or sad, excited or mad I don’t have that one person that I can call up and just say “Hey…guess what!!”…don’t get me wrong I have friends, acquaintances but noone that I am really close with. I use to have so much fun with my coworkers and laugh everyday at work so that helped me alot, and life was okay…but I chose to chase the almighty dollar and now have a position that I hate, that is unfulfilling and where the people do not “connect” any way at all with me. I sit alone at work all day and then go home. It is a very isolated feeling.
My husband is great and my marriage has never been better, but it is just not the same as having a girlfriend to talk to and share with, a “female” who gets your emotions and understands where you are coming from or even coworkers that you can enjoy your day with and have a few laughs and then go home at the end of the day.
So anyways…I cried…and I felt sorry for myself and I beat myself up about sabotaging my weight loss efforts every time I am emotional or moody. I see all these people on here that are always so positive and always portray life as “the glass half full”, I want to be like that, I WANT to feel like that. How do they do it? Choose to be happy?? Is it really that easy and if it is easy howcome so many of us can’t seem to achieve it. I keep thinking that if I just lost this weight I would be happy…silly…I know…but I can’t help how I feel.
Oh well today is a new day…maybe today is the day my world will change, I will trust again and be able to find a “best” friend, or I will find a job that is truly fulfilling and satisfying, and if not…
…well, sometimes it just helps to have a good cry!
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