Friday, November 09, 2012
PAM- spray in on...You--that's what Joel Osteen said last week as I watched. That's a funny idea I thought. But he went on to say that when we get up in the morning, just "spray" on a bunch of God's love and protection- it helps all the negative comments and nasty attitudes we encounter each day, just slide ride off. It works too. I tried it all week.
Woke up- spent a few minutes thinking about the positive and protective wonders of the heavens. I found that my whole day was better. A better day always leads to better choices.
Whether it's food, fitness or work and relationships- a little "PAM" goes a long way in making it a blessed day.
While I'm not one to share my religious views- I think this is a wonderful way to start the day-knowing someone loves you, cares for you and wants the best for you. Your "PAM" could come from any belief system. God, Great Spriit, the Universe...It's the thought that counts here-your attitude: the only thing we can control in our lives.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
What you fancy does you good." said an Irish grandmother. I heard this quote and thought what a wonderful insight. So often in the past I've eaten things that I really don't fancy at all. It simply wasn't good food. It wasn't particularly tasty or nutritious. So why was I eating it? Convenience, to fill up on something, to quell an emotion....but really IT just didn't work.
Since joining SP, I have been making better food choices. Reflecting on this quote, I also realize that I'm eating more of what I fancy. I'm enjoying my choices now. They don't have that empty, unsatisfying feeling.
Tonight for dinner, I had a bit of salmon, a sweet potato with cinnamon and toast-of course. I've always fancied toast. My toast choice was Pepperidge Farm VERY thin bread.
Now I wonder why I don't employ this quote in other parts of my life. Am I doing things I fancy? After raising a large family, I put my needs and likes second. Either I've forgotten or never really developed a deep fancy for activities (except the woods), So it's time to do some investigating. What do I fancy? Surely those things will be really good for me.
Monday, October 22, 2012
I just read the dailySpark Entry "Improve Your Mood with This 2-Minute Exercise." I thought : 2 minutes I can do that. What I didn't anticipate was that this was an emotional exercise.
As work has been rather stressful lately, I realized that I've been on a bit of a grump binge when it comes to work. The article suggests listing 2-3 things that I'm grateful for. While I have plenty of gratefulness when it comes to home and family life, work is another situation.
Too many students, too many students with problems, too many deaths recently ( we lost a science teacher on Friday to cancer. Her battle was shockingly short.) Too many preps(4). Just a lot of work and not a lot of joy.
So...I am grateful to have a job in a field that I love. I am absolutely grateful for my 6th bell. Their enthusiasm is boundless. I am grateful for my dear department colleagues. We've been a great team for 14 years.
Tomorrow when I go to work- I will keep these in mind. Perhaps I can find a few more.
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