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Strength...

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I woke up this morning with the word "strength" running round and round in my mind. What is "strength"?
For me strength is the courage to keep going forward when I'd rather just say to heck with it. It's the courage to look within myself and determine that regardless of what is going on, it's my choice to live my life as I choose. It's the courage to stand up to that little voice that says "why bother" and do what is best for my "higher good". It's fighting for my God given right to be healthy in mind, body and spirit, to live my life with joy and happiness. Some days that takes a lot of strength and some days it's a breeze. Interesting word "strength".

My positives:
Being blessed with a sound mind.
My God given right to choose how I live my life.
Opportunities to grow spiritually and intellectually.
Freedom to live my life on my terms.
Wonders that present themselves each and every day.

Yep, regardless of what each day brings, it's my choice to live positively or not.

Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday, take some time to seek out your blessings.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/8/2010 7:08PM

    Hope you have had a serene Sunday. I was rather busy, but it was a nice day, the heat and humidity came back so the AC is back on. Use that strength this week to create the week that you want.

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Silly Saturday and feeling more like myself.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Yesterday was such a strange day for me. I felt off kilter all day. I did go to work, but was never sure just how long I would stay there. I did put in 7 hours before deciding that I needed to head for home. I was hungry, yet the moment I ate anything, it was unsettling. I wasn't sick in the normal sense of the word, just didn't feel right.
I headed to bed early, had a good night's sleep and this morning, I'll feeling much better.

It is very muggy outside today. We had some thunder roll through last evening, but no rain. Today feels like one of those days that you aren't sure if it's going to rain or be extremely hot.

The girls and I are off to make a Coscto run at some point today. I could spend ages in the Costco store. They have so many great bargains. The Christmas stuff is just beginning to come out...yes , I know...I said Christmas. I'm one of those people that love looking just to get ideas. For me, it's too early to be shopping for Christmas...it takes away the excitement of Christmas when you have it all done too far in advance...but the looking is okay, as it gives me some great ideas.

My Positives:
It's the weekend.
I'm feeling much better.
Time with my girls.
My tomato plants have tons of flowers on them now.
I'm hunting for a bargain for a food processor. Thinking that having one will be a big bonus this year in making salsa and doing my canning.
Although yesterday at work was "one of those days", it turned out to be a great day anyway.
God, who always stand with me and guides me.

Have a wonderful Silly Saturday....smile, laugh, rejoice in life. When you are smiling, people usually smile right back.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ME-ELIZABETH 8/7/2010 5:48PM

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Just a little off kilter...

Friday, August 06, 2010

I'm feeling rather strangely this morning. It doesn't feel like I'm "sick", but something is not feeling quite right. I had a great sleep last night, woke up just before the alarm went off...so that is all normal. But as soon as I sat up, I started to feel off kilter. I had to back off on my usual morning routine of exercises as I broke out in a cold sweat and got rather shakey. I attempted to eat breakfast, but just couldn't finish it. Hmmmm. Now I'm sitting here at the computer, with a cool breeze blowing in the open window and beginning to feel a bit better. Very odd!
I'll have to take some time and do a bit of meditation to see if I can't find out what my body is attempting to tell me.

My Positives:
I'm upright!
It's Friday!
It's the weekend and I'll have time to visit with Quin.
Costco run this weekend with the girls...always a fun adventure to look forward to.
More books to pick up at the library....YAY!
Being open to receiving blessings and willing to be a blessing to others.

Have a wonderful Fabulous Friday.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 8/6/2010 11:19AM

    Wanda, hope you're feeling even better by now. Wish our bodies had a better communication system! Listen to it...which I know you will do.

Enjoy your time with Quin!

Hugs!

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Q is home!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Our son arrived home about 1:30 am this morning. He's on his week break from up north. YAY! I'm looking forward to having some catch up time with him after work today.
It's a good thing he arrived at the time he did, as our power had gone out, which meant that my alarm clock would not have gone off when it was supposed to. So on one hand, I was awakened early this morning and had difficulty falling back to sleep. On the other hand...good thing I was awakened as I was able to reset my clock!

My vehicle is now restored to health. It had a faulty battery, which was replaced under warranty! Yay...no cost. What a great blessing.

My positives:
Quin is home for a week. YAY.
New battery in my vehicle, at no cost to us.
Found a great book...You Can Can by Better Homes and Gardens....some awesome recipes in it for canning. I love that they give the nutritional values also. I plan on copying out the values and labelling each of the jars.
Life...when we expect to see blessings...there they are!

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 8/5/2010 12:02PM

    Wanda, HOORAY! Enjoy your time with your son...I know it will be joy-filled!

WTG on the car repair! Isn't that great?!!

Hugs!

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MROSE721 8/5/2010 7:08AM

  wow, thats great, i too can but never knew that u could find nutritional values for it. thanks for sharing and enjoy ur family time, be blessed!!!

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August 4th

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Yesterday morning started off great until I went to go to work. My battery was dead for some unknown reason in my vehicle. We had noticed some problems during the weekend with it starting, but it still started. I had to go and wake up my hubby to tell him I was taking his vehicle and that mine was dead. Not what a person wants to hear upon waking...but no choice..I needed to get to work.
Garry was able to get it boosted and he took it to his work with him. It's still in the shop as they try to figure out why the battery went dead. So this morning, I will drive Garry's car once again.
How blessed we are to have two vehicles, and Garry being able to bring a vehicle home from his work so he has transportation.

I've been collecting points when I shop at one of the grocery stores, and decided that now would be a great time to perhaps use some of them. I've been contemplating getting a food processor to assist in some of my canning this year. Yay, they have one in their rewards catalogue, so I'm thinking it will be a good opportunity to get one without forking out any money. I'm going to check the brand out on the internet first though to be sure that it will be all that I'm hoping it will be. Love when things happen like this!

My positives:
Having two vehicles.
Finally found something I want to spend my points on! lol
Lunch date with Shyra today.
Waking up and feeling like I had a great sleep last night.
Exercises complete for this morning.
Being so wonderfully blessed.

Have a wonderful day, find your focus and move towards it.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 8/4/2010 11:06AM

    Wanda, as always you see your glass as half full! WOOHOO!! Cars...what would we do if they were perfect? Hehehehe...

I collect points from Harris Polls...love when I have enough to get something I want...like John's toaster oven, a floor lamp, a "boom box" to use at cancer education programs...Hooray!!!

Enjoy lunch with Shyra! Sacred moments...

Hugs and blessings!

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NJMATTICE 8/4/2010 10:20AM

    Wonderful "report". Problem solving and point assigning, making it all work for you. I'm impressed.
Have a delicious lunch with DD.
Thanks for the boost and the positive reinforcement. Much obliged!
Love,
Nancy

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