Tuesday, January 12, 2010
How ironic that I found this in my e-mail ... good reminder to me (and perhaps to others)... so I thought I'd share:
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
Another philosophic one Enjoy
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other..
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life..
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them..
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
That if we let the busy work of daily living take all our time,
we miss the simple pleasures and laughter with those around us.
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time..
That if we allow the little frustrations of everyday life to built up resentment,
We can quickly breakdown the Best of Relationships.
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I believe ...
your adult children will say things to hurt you, and it makes your heart sad, but no matter what you still love them.
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in, I just did.
'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have."
So here's to making the most of TODAY ... and Letting go of the guilt...
Thanks my SPark Friends!
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Boy from the start of my day and things not going the way I'd hoped with financial stuff.... I chose to not let it get me down and call after call, reminder and testers.... I kept strong and stayed positive and it pays off!!!
I was upset about things not happening on time, but I TRUST that it will happen. In the mean time I did not let it affect my day. I went to work and although I was tired from the sinus cold and having stayed late the night before for my board meeting... I pushed through.
I had the sinus headache and felt like - urgh ... I should just go home but I pushed through! I went to get some Advil Cold & Sinus Plus and it took care of the symptoms and then I kept on working.
What did the effort result in?!!! Well I managed to negotiate a deal with a boutique hotel that wanted to charge us for cancelling more rooms than we stated we needed (a savings of just over $200 for my company), I got this amazing educational brochure and found the 'sign' (our IAAP Ottawa Chapter Logo on the back of it)... and all the amazing conferences it offered and told my boss about it who told me... let's find out more.
I pursued and pushed about trying to get a new venue for our Chapter meetings for next year which I think will increase our visibility and give more access to upcoming potential students!
I took this survey (a link my boss shared with me) and it gave me the results of my 5 top strengths (which I must say are really ME right now):
Your Top Character Strength
You are aware of the good things that happen to you, and you never take them for granted. Your friends and family members know that you are a grateful person because you always take the time to express your thanks.
Your Second Character Strength
Kindness and generosity
You are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor. You enjoy doing good deeds for others, even if you do not know them well.
Your Third Character Strength
Spirituality, sense of purpose, and faith
You have strong and coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe. You know where you fit in the larger scheme. Your beliefs shape your actions and are a source of comfort to you.
Your Fourth Character Strength
Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness
Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.
Your Fifth Character Strength
Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness
You expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it. You believe that the future is something that you can control.
if you're interested in trying the free link go to: http://www.viacharacter.org/VIASurvey/ta
If nothing at all it makes you more aware of who YOU are really are!
The work day flew by and I left and as soon as I got home, called Good Life and asked if I could move up my appointment and they said "That's great - come on in!" and so I did. I met with the general manager of the Women's Only location near my home and got the schedules, the book (for free) "Living the Good Life" and schedules for their location and the one near my workplace and another near home.
I got a free week trial and I'm going to make the most of it. It starts tomorrow with the Body Pump Class I've heard so much about! So YEAH - I'm on fire baby!
Life is just totally amazing! I came home to relax and had a few drinks (after 3 days AF) and will enjoy some today too. Back to AF Sunday to Thursday though - have to be in form for free week I signed up for! I'm going to check it out and evaluate if it's for me (but I think it is!!). Then I'll sign up come Jan 20th.
So my SP Friends... I hope some of my energy and passion makes it way over to you! Let's ROCK January! to the amazing first week of 2010 at work being so amazing and to so many other amazing things!
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