Monday, October 26, 2009
Wow, yesterday was really challenging for me. My neighbors, who live on the 4th floor, gave us their wooden bench couch- SOLID WOOD. They also gave us their coffee table-again-SOLID WOOD. So we had to carry both down 2 flights of stairs. Then later around 830 we put our old couch in the dump-not solid wood. I was going to do my workout yesterday but decided I would take a day off from my dvd. Because you know that this moving of furniture was a workout within itself. Of course, no clue how to log in these minutes for cardio but I was definitely moving my tail!
I was sure to hydrate after both moves! Vital. Got in 8 glasses of water. Will do better today!
I am sore today despite stretching after. However, I did forget to stretch after we took ours to the dump. I feel like I need another hot shower!
I did manage to make dinner before we started moving. I sauteed 6 chicken breasts that I'd had marinading in Tangy sauce. I started by sauteeing onions, red peppers and mushrooms. Then removed and added in chicken. I put the veggies back once the chicken was done. I cooked about 6 servings of rice (cooked in chicken broth) and I'd also sauteed my spinach & arugla-2 bags! Last night I just had to zap a can of black beans and VOILA. Dinner was ready after a quick reheat. I HAD A PLAN
I tried to post this yesterday but it got lost in Spark land I guess. I decided to post it today:
This was in my email box Sunday morning:
How Can You Share Your Spark with Others?
Light is meant to be shared. If you try to hoard it or keep it covered, out of everyone's sight, you'll just end up smothering it. Try to close it in your fist so it doesn't get away, and it burns you. You can't possess light. All you can do is appreciate it, use it and help others use it, too. In the same way, your life is also meant to be shared. Many people look upon their lives as something that must be jealously protected and stowed away. They block out others and are afraid to share their time. What happens? Their spark suffocates. But there are others who have an abundance mentality. They believe, correctly so, that there's plenty of life to go around, that all flames get brighter when we share them. They know that when we invest energy in others, we get even more in return. Don't sacrifice your chance at a bonfire because you're too busy trying to keep a tiny match from going out.
I, personally, have found spreading the spark to be very rewarding. When I have a minute on the computer, I check on my buddies and see how they are doing. I blog. I update my spark pts. I send sparkmail. I just do as much as I can to make a difference on someone else's journey.
You all are very important to me. I want everyone to be able to succeed. Because we are all in this together. And because I truly believe that WE CAN DO THIS! WE CAN GETTER DONE! WE ARE WORTH IT!
Love you guys!