Friday, August 04, 2006
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I have not been getting enough sleep. And, because Iīve not been doing a good job at controlling the hr I should eat, Iīm eating later than I ought and getting dizzy and weak in the meantime. This must change. How? Letīs see . . . how about stopping what I am doing when I see that itīs close to mealtime/bedtime and just eating/sleeping? Sounds easy, but . . . Whatīs the goal in mind? I guess I must be sure of priorities. Is it to finish what I am doing at the moment? Or is it to eat/sleep on time? I thought I had this under control, so Iīm going to shoot for it again and make it a priority. Also, have to speak up about it to hubby -no more late movies!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
"The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same."
- Stendhal, 19th century French writer
Too often in my lifetime Iīve thought that the person leading me, the one I was admiring or respecting, was looking out for my best interests as well as his/her own. And then, after being taken advantage of for the umpteenth time, I realized they werenīt!! They had their own agenda and were railroading me and others around me. Thank God it wasnīt too late for me to move away from those relationships and trust my own judgment before God and do what was better. And I have a better focus now. Even the best relationships, as this quote says, the leader is looking out for his interests not mine. I can only count on God for sure.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Amazing that I read the following in the same day!
Patience is the key to paradise. - Turkish proverb
It is when a goal is distant and difficult to reach that patience is an ally. Time changes everything, but with patience you can keep your desires relatively constant. If you can just hang on long enough, time will finally create the conditions in which you can succeed. Denis Waitley
I hadnīt thought that my patience was waning, but I find myself wishing/longing that this weight would go down faster! I am sticking with it and this week have realized that it is actually fun to try to increase burning a few more calories than I have been. Maybe thatīs the secret! Also Iīve been using EFT more and that is helping me remain calm and focus on the important stuff rather than on my emotions. Thank You, Father for Your guidance and hope.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I havenīt found much encouragement over the yrs to do what I do best. Perhaps itīs self-centeredness that holds me back when I donīt feel that my talents are wanted. Seems like when Iīm happiest and deeply involved in a project that I love, certain individuals hafta tell me how flawed it is, how they would do the job, and ask me why Iīm not doing another job!!!! Ouch!!
Iīm glad now that I never have known how to talk back to these people. I was left with my mouth open and confused by their comments, lack of empathy, and lack of encouragement. I have wondered if they didnīt want me to be happy. But I think that it has been more that they were so busy with their own agendas that they didnīt take the time to get to know me, or anyone else for that matter.
Thank God that I have matured and realized that I do not have to stay to listen to them anymore! So, even though I have moved away from them, why do I still have their voices in my head - telling me that I canīt do it!?! telling me how weak and selfish I am (when I am not!)!?! telling me they would rather that I choose to do what they think I should be doing!?!
I am relieved to be getting stronger - stronger in my relationship with the Father, stronger in knowing who I am and for what I stand, and stronger emotionally. And, itīs amazingly wonderful to have found a few good friends who will stand by me no matter what - not only because they care about me, but also because they accept me for who I am!
Thursday, June 29, 2006
I just read the article - Do You Suffer from Diet Rage? Rules of the Road to Help You Reach Your Destination -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer
Excellent comparison between driving and dieting!
My daughter and I have a standing joke about my sense of direction. I have a really good sense of direction and often say, "No Iīm not lost, but I am going the right direction!" Usually I find my way and have not gone far out of the way, if at all, except that one time, right after I said that favorite phrase, we came over the top of a hill and a huge sand dune loomed in fromnt of us! We laughed so hard that I had to pull off the road until we got serious again!!
Anyway, what Iīm thinking just now is that with my SP plan even when I donīt see the results Iīd love to see, I know Iīm going in the right direction!
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