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PAM- spray it on...

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.

  
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LJOYCE55 11/11/2012 2:50PM

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MEME102 11/10/2012 8:50PM

    OH my -- what great thoughts!!! I do believe that starting out with a good attitude will affect how the rest of your day goes....thanks for sharing the "PAM idea".....Perhaps I should use olive oil spritzer -- less chemicals?? LOL....

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What You Fancy-Does You Good

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.

  
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MEME102 10/26/2012 12:18PM

    Oh my yes - I'm finding I have a lot of 'fancys'.....I'm learning to love aquasize!! Who knew?? Not sure it's getting weight off yet (only been less than 3 weeks) but I feel stronger -- especially in my legs which have had the knee replacements! You're right its never too late to realize what we just might 'fancy'....thanks for sharing your blog!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/25/2012 6:42PM

    Fancy! You know doing things that you fancy will make you happier, that's seriously true. I'm finally doing things I love and want to do for me and I'm a happier and better person for it.
One of my son's friends uses the word Fancy alot to describe how he's feeling. Maybe he's on to something too.
Have a fancy day!

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GIGI4AUSTIN 10/24/2012 7:23PM

    Good post! Thank you!

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DIET_FRIEND 10/24/2012 7:17PM

    I hope thisnew mindset works out for you. I have to go against my preference for sedentary life to get my fitness on and even to keep my house clean.

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LOLEMA 10/24/2012 7:09PM

  Great Blog!

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MAMAKAWLIJA 10/24/2012 7:09PM

    SO right!!! THankyou for the advice!!!

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One Word Blog

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Actually, this is really easy. Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you.

Where is your cell phone?
purse

Spouse?
dh

Your hair?
multi

Your mother?
persistent

Your father?
heaven

Your favorite thing?
car

Your dream last night?
No

Favorite drink?
coffee

What room are you in?
familyroom

Your hobby?
reading

Your fear?
Heights

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
here

Where were you last night?
home

Something that you aren't?
teenager

Muffins?
lemonpoppyseed

Wish list item?
vacation

Last thing you did?
outing

What are you wearing?
pjs

Your pets?

Beagle

Friends?
Queens

Your life?
busy

Your mood?
happy

Missing someone?
Yes

Drinking?
nothing

Your car?
van

Something you're not wearing?
shoes

Your favorite store?
goodwill

Your favorite color?
yellow

When is the last time you cried?
past

Where do you go over and over?
work

Five people who email me regularly?
yes

Favorite place to eat?
kitchen

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
beach

  
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LJOYCE55 10/24/2012 1:50PM

  Thank you for the idea, TammyElaine1. I posted it as my own blog (giving you credit of course) and filled in the blank. emoticon

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SSTENFORS 10/23/2012 11:04PM

    Actually, this is really easy. Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you.
Where is your cell phone?
charger

Spouse?
wonderful

Your hair?
pixie

Your mother?
loving

Your father?
adorable

Your favorite thing?
Bible

Your dream last night?
tiring

Favorite drink?
coffee

What room are you in?
living room

Your hobby?
cleaning

Your fear?
spiders

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
home

Where were you last night?
home

Something that you aren't?
mean

Muffins?
no

Wish list item?
rapture

Last thing you did?
exercise

What are you wearing?
clothes

Your pets?

cat

Friends?
many

Your life?
gift

Your mood?
thankful

Missing someone?
Yes

Drinking?
water

Your car?
van

Something you're not wearing?
hat

Your favorite store?
St Vincent De Paul

Your favorite color?
blue

When is the last time you cried?
today

Where do you go over and over?
God

Five people who email me regularly?
friends

Favorite place to eat?
out

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
bed


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Improve Your Mood with This 2-Minute Exercise"

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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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/25/2012 6:44PM

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. We all could use a gratitude journal.

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SHIRLA7 10/24/2012 2:58PM

    Thanks for this blog! I needed this reminder right now. I work for a school district that is in a terrible financial crisis and under investigation. Lots of stress!

I work for a department in the central office. One of my supervisors (I have two) is leaving for another job next week so my work load is doubling and my pay is decreasing because of furlough days.

Three things I am grateful for:
That I actually have a job (I was laid off for 14 months and then hired back a year ago)
Working with people who are like a family to me (I work in a very small department)
For the most part I enjoy my job and don't mind coming to work everyday.

I will try and remember these joys on a daily basis! Thanks for reminding us that we need to be grateful for everything in our lives, especially our jobs.

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LJOYCE55 10/22/2012 7:51PM

  Very thoughtful blog - thank you.

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DEEJON123 10/22/2012 5:16PM

    I struggle with the same thing, I hate being tied to a schedule so strictly and would gladly work the same number of hours/week, but just the hours I choose! I am extremely grateful that I have a huge number of friends and a great support system where I work, and that they pay for our memberships to Weight Watchers for us, that's where all this started for me, and I feel wonderful after loosing so much weight and taking up an exercise progrem (at my workplace free gym!!)

Thanks for reminding me of that !!!

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POLANDSPRING 10/22/2012 4:36PM

    Gratitude is a wonderful thing to focus on! If you listen to your own gratitude, it becomes louder and spreads and can affect how others feel around you! Thanks for reminding me :)

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GIVENTHANKS 10/22/2012 4:32PM

    emoticon blog!


Pat

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A walk in the woods.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I've been reading for the the 4th time-Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. This is a story about 2, rather out of shape men, who walk the Applachian Trail. It is funny, touching and inspiring. They seem to have just decided one morning to walk the entire AT.
And did.

I spent the weekend in Hocking Hills, Ohio. My friends and I rented a cabin and took several walks in the woods. While it's not the AT, it's a beautiful area to hike. Even though the wearther was rainy and overcast, the trees were beautiful. The air was fresh. We walked though an area of piney woods that seemed like walking in Christmas. Every step released a fresh pine scent-

With the new knees (which are becoming stronger everyday!) I know I must add a regular hiking to my exercise routine. This was good for my soul. I just never feel that way after a workout at the gym.

I left the woods feeling so grateful for having such wonderful friends-who don't mind roughing it a bit ( 6 hours Friday night, we had no power which meant no water pump for toilets and no water or lights.. We did have a fireplace- and proceeded to laugh and carry on!)
And grateful for having friends who like walking in the woods even with less than ideal condidtions.
Have a wonderful week!

  
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TIGTAZ325 10/21/2012 8:54PM

    Love your blog. I loved reading A Walk in the Woods - it is a great book! Been hoping to start hiking myself but not sure I'll ever get to the level of hiking the AT! Started researching trails in my area & hope to hit some trails in the spring (working on leg strength & endurance now).


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LYNCHD05 10/21/2012 6:00PM

    Sounds awesome. I love Wallingford in places like that.

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BECCA315 10/21/2012 3:47PM

    Great blog! Becca

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LJOYCE55 10/21/2012 1:06PM

  Nice to hear that strengthening your knees was also enjoyable.

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VALYNN26 10/21/2012 11:58AM

    I love the Hocking Hills!! I have not been there since my daughter ( who is almost 16) was a baby! I am sure it was beautiful! Glad you had a nice time.

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