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Okay time to do my challenge! Reflections of 2008

Friday, January 02, 2009

If you had to pick a theme of growth for 2008, what would it be?

Learning that when God is directing my path, He is not asking me to go it alone!

What did you most need to learn?

To believe in myself and trust the directions I am receiving from my guides.

What changes have you made that let you know you got the lesson?

I'm no longer willing to hide. I'm stepping out in faith and trust.

What one thing are you still beating yourself up about?

When I look outside of God and self for validation.

Are you ready to do what it takes to put an end to this hurtful behavior?

Yes...and with God's help I will succeed.

Okay, then. What do you need to do right now to get started?

I need to add to my daily positives affirmations the statement " I am God's creation, I am a work in progress".

What did you accomplish last year that made you feel good about yourself and how did you celebrate?

My biggie! I stepped out in faith and started the Positive Bloggers team. I'm celebrating daily and Thanking God for the awesome and wonderful people that He has brought and continues to bring to this team.

If you didn't celebrate, what will you do this week?

I celebrate daily.

How was 2008 perfect for you?

I have learned to be very open to all of God's directions in my life, through my spirit guides, the angels and God's voice.

What happened, good or bad, that forced you to wake up and see your life with clarity and truth?

I'm not sure I can pin point any one thing, it has been an ongoing learning process and as I've gained the confidence in certain areas of my life, the amazing results have caused me to continue to evalute where I am heading, how, and why.

Finally, as you think back over the last year, take some time to think about the people who influenced your growth - the ones who hurt you and the ones who supported you - and, in your own private way, thank them for their contribution to your life.

Done, even those thorns in my side! lol. For without them, I would not have learned to change those same areas within my self.


My Positives.

Groceries shopped for, even though the temperature was at -40 this morning! Definitely a numbing experience outdoor today!
New books to pick up at the library today.
This team that keeps on being so positive and supportive.
I got my challenge done!
I stayed on track today and have a renewed excitement about continuing on my journey to a healthier lifestyle.
God who in His infinite wisdom shows me that I am His creation.

Have a fabulous evening. Silly Saturday tomorrow...so get your sillies on!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BABSDOTTER 1/3/2009 7:55PM

    I am so thankful that stepping out in faith led you to start the Positive Bloggers. This team has been wonderful for me, and the messages you share will only help us grow to be the people we are meant to be. Janet

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NJMATTICE 1/3/2009 1:23PM

    It was an awesome year. And because of the rewards of stepping out in faith and lessons learned, 2009 cannot help but be even better. I am really looking forward to another year of your marvelous companionship on this exciting journey!
Love,
Nancy

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BISHOP-1956 1/3/2009 11:32AM

    Great encouragement and advice to all that read your blog.
Vicki

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MAURIZIA 1/3/2009 6:37AM

    Oh, Wanda, what a wonderful 2008 you had!!! You continue to grow and set examples...And you helped others...like me...to learn to trust and express our faith...to recognize the hand of G-d in our lives!! I was wondering about what to blog today...my challenge!!

Mindful hugs!!
Mauri

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New Years Day 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's here...a brand new year to make into what ever I desire! YAY!

Today has been a busy day, doing busy things. We have almost all the decorations taken down and repacked for another year. Laundry almost all done(again!).
A trip to Home Depot to look at some different flooring! (yet again!)lol.
A trip to WorkWear House to get Garry another pair of longjohns. It's so cold out -33 that he needs more longjohns!
Back home again and I made a phone call to Garry's auntie Agnes. It's been years since we've actually seen each other, but I like to keep in touch with her. She is such a wonderful woman. Has had a very hard life, but loves family and family get-togethers. We are hoping that perhaps this spring or early summer, we can make the trip to go and see her. Time to put that desire into action hey!

My positives:
A brand new year unfolding before me to become the person that I choose to become.
Talking with Garry's aunt.
A scouting trip to the hardware store to look at flooring.
Time spent with Garry.
I don't have to cook today, Shy is sick and Garry doesn't feel up to a big meal. Yay!
Emails from friends.
Almost all the Christmas decorations have been stored away for another year.
Laundry almost complete.
Life...it's just so darn good.

Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/2/2009 7:16PM

    -33 and you wouldn't see me leaving our apartment till spring, lol, no seriously. Can't imagine being out in that cold, brrrrrrr! I'd probably have triple longjohns on if I did go out. Yes, this new year is going to be exciting.

Hugs,
Shirl

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LACEEJO11 1/2/2009 3:52PM

    HI PAL!! I finally figured it out that I can come read your blogs too!! I really like this one because of the positive upbeat!! I made a new friend today and told her she should be on our positive blooger team and she joined!! WOO HOO!!! I am so excited. I think we will really enjoy her and I know she will benefit from all the positive feed back you give to us!! KUDOS TO OUR TEAM!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL YOU DO FOR US!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NJMATTICE 1/2/2009 3:19PM

    You are a "better man" than I, young lady. -33 and I would be crying with self pity every time I had to leave my house. Phew. I give you a lot of credit! Stay warm and toasty!
Love,
Nancy
It's 74 degrees here in Houston! Guess I had better get out and take a walk pronto!

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KSNICKER 1/2/2009 8:33AM

    Psst... emoticon
Love your Positives...

((hugs))

Kathy

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MAURIZIA 1/2/2009 6:14AM

    Wanda, thank you for reminding me that doing each chore is a positive in our lives! I tend to forget that!!! I'm so looking forward to another year with year as we travel this journey...and to your amazing guidance in each simple way...by example! Thank you!!!

Hugs, Mauri

P.S. Did you select the flooring??? A girl wants to know!!!

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LMSW55 1/2/2009 4:35AM

    I love the photo on your spark page "Pride and Joy". How beautiful!
Ah yes, another year, another opportunity to put law of attraction into action! I value your knowledge of law of attraction and look forward to reading your post and blogs.
Happy 2009!
Mary


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TERSIEFROG 1/1/2009 7:53PM

    It sounds like you had a beautiful day!! I'm glad! And yay for not having to make dinner. haha. I hope you're enjoying your evening!
*hugs*
Theresa


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December 31....this is it, the end of another year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Today has been a busy day, finishing up all those last minute things. Making sure that tomorrow is a really fresh start and there are no leftover to do's to bring into the new year.

I even accomplished my "thoughtful Thursday assignment" Our neighbours must be away as their driveway and sidewalk having been shoveled as yet and the snow is getting pretty deep. I was a nice neighbour and did it for them! Took me an hour of shoveling to get it all done, but think of all the calories I burned as well as the wonderful feeling I have for having done something nice and unexpected for someone else. Now, if it snows anymore, at least it won't be so hard to keep cleaned.

My positives.
My "to do" list is complete.
Supper preparations are ready,
Burned lots of calories today.
Did my Writing Wednesday assignment.
Got a lovely card from our Nancy Jane.
Took Kaeli to drop off some resumes.
Rented some games for the Wii, this way we will have lots to do over the weekend.
Thank you to all who have sent me such beautiful ecards. They are so lovely, and although I didn't get any sent out, you are all wished the best the 2009 has to offer.
A new year tomorrow to be successful in.
A positive attitude.
God who has blessed me so abundantly and who I willing serve.

Happy New Year.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NUPATH 1/1/2009 7:37PM

    How nice of you to do acts of kindness! Hey, do you know you can get your calorie count for shoveling? Yep-it is a lot of calories. So Wanda, you did 2 good deeds, 1 for your neighbor, and 1 for yourself.
Happy New Year!

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MAURIZIA 1/1/2009 7:57AM

    Wanda, I think you've banked an infinity of thoughtful Thursdays by starting this team...and before that, by starting this thread of positive blogs. So, cleaning your neighbor's driveway is just an added bonus...by a woman we all know is the tops!! Thank you.
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Happy New Year to you, Garry, Shyra, Kaeli & Q! Enjoy the Wii!!

Hugs, Mauri

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KSNICKER 12/31/2008 8:21PM

    Happy New Year!!!

((hugs))

Kath
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TERSIEFROG 12/31/2008 7:52PM

    Happy New Year Wanda! How sweet of you to shovel for your neighbor! I hope you have fun with the wii games!
*hugs*
Theresa


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MARLA7 12/31/2008 6:13PM

    Wanda - Happy New Year to you & your family. How nice of you to shovel your neighbor's drive. How surprised they will be! You're a good neighbor & a wonderful friend!
I'd like to thank you personally for starting this positive bloggers team! There's times I don't always blog... too tired, too lazy, etc... but it's great to read everyone's blogs & catch up on their days this way.... plus the positiveness just flows and helps me stay focused.
Love ya, Marla

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NJMATTICE 12/31/2008 5:50PM

    I haven't gotten the timing of the mail to Canada down yet. I sent that card quite some time ago. BUT yahoo! You got mail! That is good enough! Thank you for the writing assignment for the week. It was nice to reflect and review as I prepare for the new year. I am totally expecting wonderful things in the New Year. I look forward to sharing some wonderfully exciting times with you and the team. Have a great evening! Happy New Year to you and your family
Love,
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Yay, I did it!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I did it, I did it! I got my New Year's letter all done, formatted as a PDF file, pictures included, sent a trial copy to Garry at his work to see if it came through okay and when he confirmed it, got my letter sent! Woo Hoo! all done for another year! lol.

One more thing off my "to do" list. Boy this is great. Helps when you de-clutter your office/computer/craft room. The energy has room to flow again! I had such fun be creative with my letter. I'm excited about how well it turned out.

Sad news...my co-worker that has been away on sick leave, lost her battle on Sunday with cancer. My prayers and thoughts are with her family at this time. I need to phone work to see if there are any more details as to a service etc. The blessing is that she is now home with the Lord and free from all the pain. Two months since her diagnosis.

My positives:
My letter is done and sent.
I've discovered that having a de-cluttered area to work in, works wonders for the creativity!
It's Talking Tuesday and I've talked lots via my fingers and a keyboard. Woo Hoo, over 20 letters sent.
It's a beautiful day outside, cold but still sunny and beautiful. Snow expected for tomorrow though. Plus side to that...it's New Year's eve and maybe people will drive responsibly.

Have a wonderful New Years Eve, stay safe and don't forget it's a new year ahead to make it what you want.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 12/31/2008 7:24AM

    Wanda, I add my condolences to others on the loss of your co-worker.

Don't you just love the end of the year when you can look back and see all that you have acomplished...all the gifts you've received in friendships, family, etc.? I do...I love New Year's Eve alone...so that I can reflect on all the positive things life has for me!

Hugs and Happy 2009!
Mauri

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CAMMIECAT 12/31/2008 12:19AM

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your co-worker. It is never a good time of year to lose a friend.

Congratulations on the letter writing. That's what I call making it a real "talking Tuesday".

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KSNICKER 12/30/2008 9:29PM

    Woo Hoo you got your New Years letter done and a fine job you did of it too... you are really getting good uploading those pictures...

Sorry for loss of your friend... Sending prayers out for her and her family...

((hugs))

Kathy

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NUPATH 12/30/2008 6:53PM

    Wow Wanda! You have done so much in 2008! Congratulations on all your accomplishments and your positives!
May you and your family have a wonderful and happy new year!

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WANDAH3 12/30/2008 4:56PM

    Co-workers name is Mary Brown. Shy and her daughter graduated from high school together. Such a sad time for the family.
Thanks for holding her family in your prayers.


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MARLA7 12/30/2008 3:48PM

    Wanda - I can tell you're slightly excited about getting your New Year's Letter finished! LOL (Hold the enthusiasm next time!) I love it! It does feel good to de-clutter...that I know! Keep those positives flowing!

So sorry to hear about your co-worker. What was her name so I can add her family to my prayer list?

Take care. Be careful out there in all that snow. Love ya, Marla

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POLLY20 12/30/2008 3:43PM

    My Dearest Wanda, I am so sad for your loss.. It's just a blink here & we need to make the best of our lives when we can.. I'm with you on the clutter removal.. I was getting ready to finish up here & get rid of a few things from my computer room.. Like Marla said one time 10 mins at a time.. I ended up with a frioend sneaking up & visiting.. It was a very nice visit.. She is heading back to Sunny FL & had to come to say good bye for now.. Maybe after the New Year this will be my goal.. 10 mins at a time.. I am so glad that you got your letter finished & off
WTG~ Love & Hugs For A Happy New Year '2009 Enjoy & be Blessed.. ((HUGS))

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TERSIEFROG 12/30/2008 3:01PM

    Wanda,

I'm so sorry to hear about your co-worker. Only two months after the diagnosis. My heart and prayers go out for her family.

I'm glad you had fun working on your letter in your newly decluttered space! I'm making a point to work on my many cluttered areas a little each day. You're an inspiration to me for that goal!

I hope you have a safe and happy new year's celebration and all my best wishes for what the new year has in store for you!
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December 29

Monday, December 29, 2008

The countdown is on now to the end of the year, wow, where did it go!

I discovered that I have a hidden talent today! I was doing my ironing (not my most favorite chore), I decided to turn on some very up beat music and lo and behold...I can dance and iron at the same time! lol. What a difference in my attitude and enjoyment of ironing with just a little shimmying and shaking. !LOL. Good thing I was in the family room, no one could see me!

I'm really enjoying having this week off work, so many things that I plan on getting done. Although, Kaeli is home still (looking for work) so we decided to head to the city to walk around Edmonton South Common. We got some exercise in as well as being outdoors. Yay us!

My positives:
I was super motivated today...I even got Writing Wednesday assignment posted. Of course, I had major help, all I had to do was cut and paste, so certainly can't take all the credit!
Exercise done. Both walking and dancing LOL.
Ironing all complete.
Another load of laundry on the go today, I got mud splatters all over my coat while outdoors today.
Shepherd's pie (minus the crust) baking in the oven.
Dusting all done.
A start made on my New Year's letter!

What a great day, so many blessings, from a cheery hello to chores complete! Woo Hoo!

Have a wonderful evening everyone,
Tomorrow is Talking Tuesday, so get those fingers primed for typing and those jaw muscles lubricated for talking! LOL.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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POLLY20 12/30/2008 1:09PM

    Sweetest Wanda My Spark Sister, sounds like you are getting so much accomplished & even dancing to the tunes while taking care of your task.. Keep making it happen & find the Cheer in whatever you are doing.. You are doing great~ Love You & Hugs Always Polly xxo

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LMSW55 12/30/2008 8:45AM

    I want that recipe for Shepherd's pie!
I am enjoying the visualization of you dancing and ironing! What fun!
Happy 2009!
Mary


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