Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Back to work today after my nice 4 day weekend. Having to start a 1/2 hour earlier while a co-worker is on holidays. I am the only other person that goes in early in the mornings, so it's up to me to ensure that everything is up and running and the security is disarmed. Today was an interesting day. Part of the system was running, part was not! Oh yeah! At least the part that was not really only effected me...I couldn't log on to my computer, my profile was missing! I had to wait until one of the computer guys came in just after 9am to get it up and running. Not such a bad thing though, as it meant I had time to do some filing that has been stockpiling on my desk, make coffee for staff, even decided to take my two breaks together and while no one was at work, I spent almost 30 minutes walking round and round and up and down aisles getting my exercise! Figured if I couldn't do my computer work, I might as well take advantage of the alone time and do something healthy. lol.
Thankfully, when Jody got in and fixed my computer, I was ready to get down to work and tackle all the items that should have been done before opening time. Bonus...it was a low volume day for magazines, even though we had been closed for a long weekend. It was the only thing that really needed to be done before opening.
I am learning that when you start your day off being thankful and open to receiving God's blessings, things just have a great way of working out!
It doesn't mean that things don't happen that could take you off track, it does mean that opportunities will arise that give you the choice of going off track and creating negativity or staying on track and finding the positive in all that happens. I choose the positive...it just feels so much better, less stressful.
When I was leaving home to go and pick up Shy from work today, I walked past a table saw in the garage that Garry has draped in an old sheet. Days ago, I was mentally nudged that I should secure that sheet, because when the garage door opened, it would billow up and was in fact a tripping hazard. I kept putting it off as I was usually on my way out and then would forget when I came back home. Well today, I got my foot tangled in the sheet as it billowed up and I took a lovely sprawl flat on to the cement driveway. Thankfully my angels kept me from badly hurting myself, just some minor road rash and bruises and of course a dent in my ego! No, I did not get mad...(actually surprised myself at how calm I was!) my first thought was of having been nudged about fixing the problem in the first place. In actual fact, if I had done what I should have done days ago, I would not have created the opportunity to fall today! A lesson learned...listen to that inner voice, make better choices and avoid a negative occurence!
Once again, more positive proof for me that I am the creator of my own reality.
My battery died on my pedometer, so have had to calculate the calories burned using a formula on google. Must get it replaced as I realize just how much I depend on that pedometer to keep me moving when I need to be moving! Tomorrow's project!
My computer problem was easily fixed once Jody got to work.
My volume of magazines was light and I got them all distributed by the time we opened.
Got almost 30 mins of walking exercise in using the entire work place as my walking route!
A good day at work.
A lesson learned....listen to that inner guidence system we all come equipped with!
Only minor injuries and a slightly dented ego!
A great visit with our son and his best friend (who is like another son to us).
Knowing that I am able to find the positives in a negative situation much more easily than ever before.
Have a wonderful evening, what were your positives today?
Monday, August 04, 2008
Okay, who stole yesterday???? I woke up this morning and realized that I hadn't blogged yesterday...sorry!
I had a wonderful day anyway. Garry and I went out for a drive, something we haven't done in awhile. We toured all over the countryside, enjoying the scenery and just chatting away.
Today is another day, one that I knew was going to be filled with blessings, just because I started off my day thanking God for all the blessings that were coming my way and letting Him know I was open to receiving them. The sun is shining, I have the day off work, and my phone rang very early this morning. My son is making a quick trip home for a couple of days! Now that's a great blessing! We have to go and pick him up at the International airport at 11:45 this morning. It's fantastic that he will be able to see his sister before she leaves for Greece in a couple of weeks.
I'm very excited to see what else the Lord has in store for me today!
I've been busy reading all the blogs and now I'm feeling incredibly blessed not only from what I have read, but knowing how much each of you means to me and how blessed you have made my life. Thank you for all your positive feed back and thank you for embracing the positive blogging. I feel so rich and blessed to know that I have had a small part in enriching your lives.
Keep on focusing on your goals, on your blessings, your life will be richer for having done so.
I'm off to the airport now to get our son. I'll check in later.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Weather wise the day couldn't seem to decide between whether it should rain or shine and how hard the wind should blow!
It made for a lovely day of being lazy and sitting out on the deck, reading and meditating. I love sitting there with my eyes closed and listening to the wind blowing through the leaves...it takes me to the ocean every time. Love that sound.
Spent the day just being a vegetable...reading my book and relaxing.
A beautiful day to sit on the deck enjoying the sounds of nature.
A good book to read.
A quiet day to meditate and just be.
Nothing exciting occured in my day, but it was a wonderful day all the same.
Hope everyone else's day was as good as mine.
Friday, August 01, 2008
First day of my 4 day long weekend...off to a great start....hour long walk this morning. I have a great route that I take, most of it is on a walking trail, so I get to meditate as I walk along. Had a great time this morning. The part that isn't on a trail is along side a main road, so you get a lot of road noise. Makes you appreciate the peace and tranquillity of the walking trail.
Garry phoned and wanted to meet for lunch, so once I dropped Shy off at work, I drove to Montana's Cookhouse to meet Garry.
For the very first time since starting my new lifestyle journey I had one of their burgers! I asked them to just bring the burger nothing else...I had a hard time eating the whole thing, partly because it was so big and much more than I have gotten used to eating, but also because everytime I looked at it all I saw was "calories". It was actually rather funny, but a good funny because I realized that eating healthy has definitely become a way of life for me.
To be honest after eating the burger, I felt so uncomfortable with all the calories I had just consumed that I went for another 25 minute walk to try and compensate for those calories! I don't feel guilty or anything for having had the burger, just rather fascinated with how my mind now views eating something that is not only loaded (700 calories) with calories, but was not the healthiest of choices! I really don't care if I ever have one of their burgers again. Just thought it was interesting how my mind works...probably only interesting to me, but interesting none the less. lol
I went to Michael's craft store and home sense for a walk around before going to get my hair cut this afternoon...okay...I must say...they are pushing the seasons just a little bit. They already have halloween and Christmas things being put out on display! What happened to it being summer? I can understand having back-to-school things out as schools starts in another month...but Halloween and Christmas!
My positives for today:
A day off work, always nice. (I have so many overtime hours that I need to get used up, hence the long weekends I've been having)
A lovely meditating walk this morning. Had the trail to myself for most of the time.
Lunch date with my husband.
Realized that my new lifestyle has really become my lifestyle. I am no longer happy or comfortable with choices of food that don't serve me.
My laundry is almost completely done. Just ironing left to do now.
A great new book that I am reading "Messages from your Angels" by Doreen Virtue.
3 more days off ahead of me! Yippee.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. (Denis Waitley)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
This was in my mailbox at work this morning and thought I would copy and share it here on SP.
An optimistic attitude helps protect your health and boost resilience, even during times of uncertainty and change.
People who focus on the brighter side of situations are more likely to take care of themselves - eat right, exercise and get regular checkups - and avoid feeling discouraged.
Any change, happy or worrisome, causes stress in your life. It's the fear of the unknown that makes most people uncomfortable. Staying flexible and open-minded can help. After all, change and adapting to it are simply parts of life - at work and at home. Having a healthy attitude is the key to coping.
How to handle change
•Accept that change is inevitable.
•Put things into perspective; the change may be easier than you think.
•Look at the positive side and for opportunities to grow.
•Develop supportive relationships and share your feelings.
•Clarify goals and expectations, then move on.
Remember: Few people escape the stress of today's fast-paced, changing world. If you focus on the positive side of change, you might just find that it can renew your energy and inspire new ideas!
Source: Personal Best - Year of Good Health
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