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Are you motivated?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Another new week, another new day, another new opportunity to be motivated.
How do you motivate yourself and what motivates you?

It was one of those days that you really just wanted to crawl back into bed, go back to sleep and wake up and pretend the day had just started. That all that occurred hadn't occurred and it was just a bad dream.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not whinning. I just wish that what has taken place did not have to occur.
Today one of my co-workers was dealt a blow with the death of her son in law. He was on his motorcycle on his way to work, ran through a stop sign at a major intersection and was pronounced dead at scene. He was just married in January and leaves behind a very young wife and two wee babies. My heart is heavy for their loss and pain. They will get through this, their faith is strong, but the wound is very raw right now. Then , one of our board members, who himself, had just been released home from hospital after his vehicle was broadsided by a car that was street racing about 6 weeks ago, suffered a stroke and is now back in ICU. Another co-worker while out yesterday on horseback helping to search for an elderly neighbour with alzheimers who had wandered away from his home was injured. While leading her horse across a creek, her horse spooked and jumped on her. She is waiting for the results as to whether or not her leg is broken. She is supposed to be leaving of Friday to go down east as her daughter is getting married.

So back to my opening statement/question...what motivates you?
Well my motivation today has been more the need to center myself and let go of all the negative energy that surrounded me today. To renew my spirit and not allow myself to be sucked under with all the tragedy that occurred today. So how did I do that?
Well, as each occurence was relayed to us at work...I took a few minutes to mentally ask God's presence to be with us and those affected. I surrounded myself with the Holy Spirit and asked that I not become a sponge to the news and that the negative energy would be reflected back on itself. I mentally attempted to keep my focus on God as opposed to the events. The events I could not change, but I could and was for the most part successfully in changing how they affected me.
Then once I was done work, I knew that the quickest way to feel re-charged was to go for a walk and release any lingering tension and stress.
I walked for an hour all the while mentally seeking God. Yes the sorrow is still there for the families, but the negativeness is gone.
To me be motivated isn't just about exercising, it's about being motivated to make and keep healthy the whole body. It's about changing the things that are within your control to change and letting go of the things that you can't control.
Now, I'm just tired and heading off to bed. Tomorrow is a new day...Talking Tuesday...so take the time and talk to those you may have been putting off talking to. You never know if you will have the opportunity later.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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POLLY20 6/17/2008 7:34PM

    Wanda, You are handling everything the way that it is meant to be taken.. We have no control over the things that are taking place in our lives.. It's just so overwhelming.. You have the right attitude.. A prayer & silently meditating for some comfort to the families.. Time is what everyone needs right now.. time does find it's way to heal things that we have taking over in our lives.. Time is one of the most precious gifts that we have.. The hurt & pain will still be there
but after awhile we are able to set it aside & the grieving becomes less to have to tolerate..So many changes occur daily.. Some Happy as well.. I try to look to the brighter side ,most of the time & focus on this.. In time God will heal all of the pains & sorrows.. He will show us through it.. Love & Hugs Always Polly

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MEYCHEY 6/17/2008 1:24PM

    Well done, friend. Feel the sorrow for the losses of those around you but seek the core of peace within to balance your life.

Peace. Meychey

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MARLA7 6/17/2008 7:36AM

    (((((((Wanda))))))) Let go & Let God. I'm so glad your faith & prayers pulled you through this & helped reflect that negative energy away from you. Life sure is tough sometimes. So sad the news you shared today. My heart goes out to those people & my prayers are with them all. There is a reason for everything & even though we don't understand the why's & if's of things, we must believe The Lord has a plan for each & every one of us.

You are such an example of true faith to all of us. God is using you to reach others. You've surely reached me. I thank you & I thank God for you. Keep spreading your faith, motivation, & your strength around Wanda. We need you. Your co-workers surely need you at this time.

((((((((((((Love you)))))))))))))) Marla

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DIVEGODDESS 6/17/2008 4:46AM

    wandah, so much tradgedy happens around us and in the world. Good for you for letting it all go and giving it back to God. I think you feel the sadness and heaviness of the pain of others because you are a very sensitive and compassionate person. Compassion is a beauiful thing, but sometimes the pain of the world hurts us too, and you did the right thing by giving it all back to God. I would like to believe that when we share the grief of others it takes a bit of the pain away from them, so I believe that you took a bit of pain away from these people and by giving it back to God you facilitated the healing. It's hard to get motivated when there is pain around us but you have shown that it's possible to release it and let it go and still be motivated . Thank you for being you.

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KSNICKER 6/16/2008 9:21PM

    I'm so sorry for all your sad news today...
I envy you with the faith you have.

Thank you for sharing your day... (((HUGS))))

Kathy

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DHARBBY 6/16/2008 9:19PM

    Wanda, I'm so sorry to hear about so much tragedy in one day. Tragedy at any time is awful of course, but this was a little much to handle. I'm glad that you have your faith and strength to get you through. And as you said, tomorrow is another day and hopefully a better day. I hope you're able tomorrow to keep your faith wrapped around you and let it comfort and guide you through this. Take care.
Hugs.

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ALFREDIA 6/16/2008 9:06PM

  Wanda

Such sad news. My prayers are with those suffering at this time. I love the way you ask for the Holy Spirit to surround you. Since you had shared that with us I too now ask the for the Holy Spirit to wrap himself around us and keep us close. No matter what happens good or bad we know he is with us. You are right motivation comes in all aspects of our lives. Days like the one you had are so draining. Sleep well.

Marie



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Fabulous Friday!

Friday, June 13, 2008

I love fabulous Fridays...they really make you stop and think about how blessed you are.
(Besides...it's Friday...what more can this working girl say!)

Friday the 13th today...now if I was superstitious, I just might be thinking that it's not the best day....but instead, I look at the blessings.
Woke up this morning with a major headache...as much as I hate taking medicine...I knew I had a very busy day ahead of me at work, so I took and Advil...Yea! the pill worked quickly and I wasn't sick from it or dragged out.
As I was walking into work and passing behind the only vehicle I had to pass to get in the door, the person in the vehicle started it and immediately backed up without looking...God's hand was on me and got me out of the way before the vehicle hit me. Sure scared me, but also a great reminder of why I surround myself with the white light of the Holy Spirit each and every morning before heading out my door.
I needed to print out my routing sheets first thing this morning, the printer had been relocated and during the relocation, it hadn't been tested....I couldn't print! The blessing...these just happened to be non-vital routing slips so they could wait until our Techie came in at 9 am.
I had a 10 am Safety meeting...I got busy and when I looked up it was 10:15 and the person I was to meet with was just walking into our department looking for me....she had gotten busy also and was worried she had held me up!
As it is now 3:30 pm, I'm done my work day, I've logged onto the computer....which let me without a problem...I've been recharged with reading all the great blogs and postings...I just know the rest of the day will be just fine too.
Who says my life is boring???LOL.

Wishing all the Fathers out there a wonderful and blessed Fathers Day.
And to all the great women behind those Dads, have a wonderful weekend. (wives, mothers, sisters, daughters etc.)
Count your blessings.

  
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DIVEGODDESS 6/16/2008 6:53AM

    Glad you were ok! I forgot that it was friday the 13th. I heard that the origin of Friday the 13th started in medival times when women would get together to celebate life and nature. on this day. The patriarchial church called them witches and made it to something negative. So I want to think of it as a day to celebrate connections to other women, not a day of bad luck!

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DHARBBY 6/13/2008 8:07PM

    I'm glad you're okay and came through that car incident unscathed!! That sure was a close one. I love your "Fabulous Fridays" saying. It always brings a smile to my face. It looks like your day was a good one even with all the glitches at work. What more can you ask for?
Wish your hubby a Happy Father's Day for me and I know you have something extra nice planned for him.
Have go wonderful evening and continue on enjoying your "Fabulous Friday!!" LOL Hugs.

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ALFREDIA 6/13/2008 7:46PM

  It's wonderful to know God has his spirit wrapped around us. He has had his hand on you with the weather and then the car almost running over you. There usually are positives even in the negatives we experience and you did an excellent job.

Yeah for Fridays!!!!!

Have a good evening.

Marie

Comment edited on: 6/13/2008 7:45:02 PM

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KSNICKER 6/13/2008 6:36PM

    Oh Wanda... I'm so glad that you're ok... God was looking out for you today...
What a day you had... It really tested you today to keep the positives going... I'm glad your not superstitious...lol

Well now you can relax and enjoy your evening and weekend as well...
Hope that Garry enjoys his fathers day...

Oh and BTW- Thanks for you comments as always on my blog...
I wouldn't be here, blogging my positives, if it wasn't for you...

((HUGS))

Kathy

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MARLA7 6/13/2008 5:45PM

    Wow Wanda... I'm glad you're alright. That is scary having a car almost back into you. You could've been run over. God sure is watching out for you. I've had a headache too today. I blamed it on the heat. Glad you got over yours. Wanted to thank you again for the lovely card. Such a kind, caring Lady you are.
(((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))
) Marla

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Thirsty Thursday!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Well it's thirsty Thursday already! Don't forget to drink that water.

Our weather is a real mixed bag right not, raining, sunshine,
"gusty" winds, hail, you name it! It turn out to be a lovely sunny afternoon. Very gusty though, but still managed to get a 40 minute walk in right after work. Felt good to get outside and walk after being indoors all day working.

Very busy at work, but I like it that way...the day just zips by. Not much for news on my end. A great day, nothing other than work going on, but still a great day.

My positives

Sun came out!
Got to go for a walk right after work.
Went for groceries after Shy was off work.
Kaeli made supper....a different supper as we were all craving egg salad. She made a great low calorie egg salad and I used Weight Watchers 100% whole wheat bread(no butter) and had a garden salad to go with it. Well with in my calorie range.
Being able to log on to the internet...we have been having problems lately.
My face is finally healing. I no longer look like I have been mauled by a tiger! It's itchy though, so have to remember not to scratch!

Hope you all have a great evening.

  
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ALFREDIA 6/13/2008 11:42AM

  The weather has been a concern all over. So glad you were safe the other night. I like the wind but my hair always looks a little disheveled. LOL Staying busy at work always makes time fly.

Keep drinking that water but you get a lot more down than I've been able to manage.

Marie

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MARLA7 6/12/2008 9:52PM

    Wanda - Thirsty Thursday is RIGHT! I can't get enough to drink today which is not a good thing in my situation. Plus I ate watermelon. I feel like Sponge Bob Square Pants! All water logged. Not gonna be good for my weigh in tomorrow.

MMMMM.... Egg salad... I haven't had that for years. Sounds good! Save some for me!

((((((((Hugs))))))) Marla

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KSNICKER 6/12/2008 8:19PM

    Gulp gulp gulp... As she reads It's thirsty thursday drink your water... lol I'm on my last bottle for the night... So happy to be getting 8 cups in me again...

Busy at work is a good thing... And I can relate to not much going on ...That's why my blog is about my babies tonight... lol

Your egg salad sounds good... I think I need to have an egg... Maybe tomorrow... I was thinking that this morning but decided on blueberry pancakes... yum... Andy's favorite...

Have a great evening...

Be careful in that weather your having...

((HUGS))

Ka
thy



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DHARBBY 6/12/2008 8:13PM

    I'm glad you didn't make that trip to Oz Wanda!! lol I know you're much happier at home! Our weather has been a bit crazy too. It was in the hundreds all last week and at the beginning of this one, but yesterday it started cooling down a bit. Today I believe was 89 or something like that, which was nice with no humidity.
I'm glad your face is getting better also. Maybe you better tape some oven mits to your hands so you won't scratch!! LOL.
Well, have a wonderful evening and enjoy your family. Hugs.

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Still here!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts.
We are still in the land of Alberta, the weather system that was threatening has disapated somewhat and looks like we are in for only rain today!
I'll touch base later today, I'm out the door for work now.

Have an awesome day, count your blessings.

  
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MARLA7 6/11/2008 5:57PM

    Wanda - Glad you made it through.. do you have a basement in case it does get bad? I do but mine's one of those yucky spidery things. I refuse to step foot in it! LOL

Take care. See ya around sometime.
((((((((((Hugs))))))))
))) Marla

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KATHEE3 6/11/2008 1:18PM

  So glad you made it through the bad weather safely, Wanda. That must have been very scary. We only got a 10 minute burst of severe storm so I guess we were very lucky.
Stay safe!

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KSNICKER 6/11/2008 9:59AM

    awwww I was gonna let you borrow my red slippers too...
Glad that all is well in the land of Alberta...
Enjoy your day...

((HUGS))

Kathy

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Not on for long...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm not on for long tonight, just a quick note.
We have tornado watches happening here right now. Three funnel clouds were spotted just south of us. Not nice weather out there, so shutting down the computer early and keeping alert.

Positives today...I got to sleep in until 7 am this morning. Our computer system at work was being upgraded and seeing as all my work is computer work, I didn't have to go in at my usual time. Woo Hoo!
I did have to work later than usual, but that was good also, as I didn't have to drive back to pick up Shy from work, I just worked until she was done!
I've just plain and simple had a great day, lots of laughs and jokes.

I'm heading out now, I'll see you all tomorrow. (I'll either still be here or else in Oz! )

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 6/10/2008 11:53PM

  Wanda
Am saying prayers for your safety as I type. If you wind up in Oz just remember to click your heels and say "there's no place like home" or follow the yellow brick road. LOL

Do stay alert and safe. Wrapping you in prayer.

Marie

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MARLA7 6/10/2008 9:46PM

    Wanda - I'm not on long either.... bad storms moving thru the Ohio Valley. Glad you could blog though. Hope this weather straightens up soon all over the place... snow for Cheryl... tornados... floods... you name it.

Glad you had a good day filled with laughter & jokes! See ya tomorrow!

((((((((((Hugs))))
))))) Marla

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KSNICKER 6/10/2008 9:15PM

    Wow... Tornado's by you and by me and in Ohio and Snow in Spokane WA area... Strange weather we're all having...

Glad you had a nice day...

Be safe tonight... And if need be... Follow the Yellow brick road... lol

((HUGS))

Kathy

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DHARBBY 6/10/2008 9:07PM

    Wanda, keep a keen eye on that weather!! That doesn't sound good at all, but as usual, you are you're usual upbeat, positive self! I really admire you.
You have a good night and be safe. Get out of there if you need to. Things can be replaced and memories are in your heart and mind, so go if need be, you and your family CAN'T be replaced!!
Hope to hear from you tomorrow. Safe and sound. NOT IN OZ!!
Hugs.

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