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Are you a good friend to yourself?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

If you met yourself, would you want to stick around and talk? Are you the kind of person others can be proud of? Hopefully you are, because that's who will be with you for your entire life. Your values and beliefs create a pretty good picture of what you want to see in the mirror. To be proud of yourself, do everything you can to make real life look like that vision. Find people that have the qualities you want and learn from them. Becoming a person you like gives you the confidence that you're someone worth being friends with. There's also a flip side to the friendship coin--you also need to cut yourself as much slack as you do your friends. You have friends because you see the good in them, not the flaws. You like them the way they are, warts and all. You enjoy their company and root for them to be happy and do their best. Look at yourself the same way. To be a good friend to yourself, accept your blemishes, while still pushing yourself to reach your fu ll potential. Don't harp on your weaknesses. Take another look in the mirror and be kinder this time.

  
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JSPEED4 12/7/2011 12:44AM

    emoticonThat first line really sticks in my mind!

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ROCKYCPA 12/6/2011 11:06PM

    Excellent point of view.

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APIRLRAIN888 12/6/2011 10:17PM

    Lol good point

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Being a positive force in someone's life

Monday, December 05, 2011

Perhaps you've seen how an upward spiral can happen as you build a healthy lifestyle. With momentum and small, but consistent, healthy actions, success comes easier and easier until results start to exceed the effort you put into it. Well, the same thing can happen when it comes to being a positive force for others. One small action leads to another, which can lead to many. Your actions may inspire others to do the same, with far-reaching results that completely outweigh that first effort. You'll probably have no idea how much of a total effect your actions will have. But that kindness will often be paid back two-, three- or even tenfold. If not from the person you helped, then from someone further down the "kindness" chain. So go try it out! Do a kind thing for the next person you meet, and see if you don't get a positive return.

Gave pull ups that my ds son no longer needs to his preschool today. For those who have an accident in the future there & may need a new pull up :)

  
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VIBRANTVAL 12/6/2011 8:50AM

    LOVE! THIS! POST!
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APIRLRAIN888 12/5/2011 9:32PM

    I know I thought I was help sis but turned out to be toxic. but we figured it out ;p we are both trying to do the positive energy. I was feeding off her neg energy and i ended up being toxic ;p

and she took my positive energy and applied it wrong ;p

more communication and i think we found a balance ;p this was over wknd what a revelation

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Becoming the person you want to be

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Take a look at your priorities and your goals. Where did they come from? Are they the products of soul-searching, self-analysis, and careful planning? Or are they a reaction to pressures from other people? Did you find them within yourself or within the pages of a magazine? The answers to these questions are important because they tell you if the person you're becoming is someone you want to be. Here's another way to look at a goal: do you want it, or do you just think you should want it? It's not easy to follow your own direction in life. But it's more possible than you may think. Question everything. Every priority in your life needs to justify why it's there. If you can't come up with a good reason that actually comes from YOU, maybe it doesn't belong.

  
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DARKCHILD 12/4/2011 8:25AM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on goal-setting and priorities. I agree wholeheartedly. I read this quote just recently, it's in agreement with the things you said: Goals should be productive...not destructive. In other words, if it's killing you to meet it..then maybe you need to rethink it, that might not be the right goal. Or it could be the right goal but you're on the wrong path to get there. Anywho, thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 12/3/2011 8:11PM

    Wise. Very Wise.

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SUNNY1432 12/3/2011 6:27PM

    GREAT blog!! emoticon It definitely makes you think!

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APIRLRAIN888 12/3/2011 6:06PM

    :)

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Do you see possibilities or problems?

Friday, December 02, 2011

It's been said that some of the smartest people around would make lousy entrepreneurs. How can that be? The fact is, some people are so smart they can easily see all of the problems, roadblocks, and snafus that they'll need to overcome to succeed. They can think of all kinds of reasons why their idea won't work. This knowledge can overwhelm any thoughts of possibilities or dreams. When you think of your goals, do you focus on the positives of making it happen, or the negatives of potential barriers? To reach your goals, you gotta really want them. More importantly, you gotta really believe that you can do it. Think more about why you CAN make it happen instead of why you can't. No more excuses

  
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APIRLRAIN888 12/2/2011 5:32PM

    soooooooooo true ;p i am entrepeneur at heart only to slow with my ideas ;p or too chicken

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SABLENESS 12/2/2011 11:47AM

    No problem with seeing all the potential roadblocks, problems, and snafus. The real issue is what you do from there. Let them get you down? Or look for ways around them? Related to the half-full vs half-empty idea. Positive attitude goes a long way!

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GRAMPIAN 12/2/2011 7:20AM

  Sometimes it helps to concentrate on HOW you can achieve something rather than whether you can. emoticon

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BERGBA7 12/2/2011 6:33AM

    Very true!
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Dec 1

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Debating on getting on the treadmill or going back to bed myself since I only got 5 hours sleep. Son woke up due to a nightmare & then I finally put the Elf on a shelf out after hearing my kindergardener had wished for ours to come out to her classes Elf. Today is errand day. Need to drop of the drycleaning, make Dr. appt for my daughters annual appt & get any needed groceries. I went grocery shopping last night w/the kids but usually forget a few things. So just need to double check my list. They can be a little distracting but I love them. Want to bring my son to his All star sports class but he keeps telling me he doesn't like it b/c he gets all hot and sweaty from running, lol. He's just like my oldest daughter & I. Maybe I'll just take the ypump &/or kickboxing classes later. Or just play xbox kinect w/the kids or by myself. Decided on trying to get some more shuteye. What are your plans for today?

  
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HUTCHISDM 12/2/2011 2:24AM

    Sleep is a good thing - most of us never seem to get enough. My problem is most days I get 4 hours, wake up and cant get back to sleep for a while - really frustrating. Since its now Friday, plans for the day are to elevate out tree so k1tt3n can set up her train village with more room, do some Kinect games, and get some sleep to start!

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SUNNY1432 12/1/2011 8:43PM

    I slept in this morning too, after having a few bad nights sleep due to my son not sleeping. I did get in 40 minutes after school, so I don't feel too bad about sleeping in.
I hope the rest of your day went well and that you get a good nights sleep tonight. emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 12/1/2011 5:30PM

    Yeah for productivity and slp

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VENISEW1 12/1/2011 11:52AM

    Took the 2 classes after going back to sleep emoticonDropped off the drycleaning madee that Dr.'s appt. & now to make lunch emoticon

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TINKSMOM1 12/1/2011 8:05AM

    sounds like a busy day for you! I am heading for the grocery store my self! If you could see my fridge, you would laugh...it is empty, and if we eat leftovers one more night....I think my husband will throw the next temper tantrum! Thankfully daughter will be in school, so hopefully I wont be too distracted! Hope you got your workout in, I am hoping to get one in after shopping, before picking up my daughter! Have a great day! Happy first day of December! emoticon emoticon

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BD3269PM 12/1/2011 5:36AM

    Heading off to work in a bit. Then a Lia Sophia jewelry party at my sister in laws house. Love that stuff! Hope you feel rested when you awake. And enjoy your day emoticon

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