Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I am having a hard time making time for blogging. When I do I feel like I 'm getting stuff off my chest but I'm not sure if that really does me any good anymore. I got this idea when I attended the Spark Convention. A speaker was explaining that everyone makes their own choices. I know that sounds simple, but she really got specific. When it comes to family, friends, bosses etc. We make the choice to be around them and so should be able to cut them out of our lives if they don't fill our lives with positive energy. I do agree with this and tell my 16 year old daughter all the time that she may only have one or two quality friends, but they are positive and supportive. Friendship is hard work but well worth it. I have no problem getting rid of negative people in my life. As far as friends go, no problem. How do you get rid of family? You don't..... We should be taking better care of our elderly and sick. This is not necessarily a positive experience. Doing your loved ones laundry or waiting for an hour for a prescription to be filled is just the right thing to do. My grandfather is cranky, selfish, and a veteran of two wars. I am not getting rid of him....... I just need to keep telling myself I have made a choice to not send him to a nursing home and let him be the problem of someone else. I need to put up some sort of shield when he throws up his crankyness onto me. That's one of the many of the good things I took home from the convention.

One other thing I wanted to mention was Becky Hand's talk. I learned some tricks I plan on sharing with my family. Organizing my pantry comes first. I won't feel bad about serving my family canned or frozen veggies anymore. I enjoyed Beck's energy and would like to share more, but my hands are bothering me from all the gardening I've been doing. So I'm going to have to cut this blog short.

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    Blog when you have time, but don't stress about it when you don't.

    I agree with you about removing the negatives in your life. It is hard when someone who is family is cranky, but I am trying to learn that... IT IS WHAT IT IS... Meaning I can't change it so I try not to stresds about it. Why stress when it isn't something we can control? Now it is just a matter of finding the shields that work for you... HUGS!

    Have a SPARK tastic week my dear!

    :O) Shelia
    3232 days ago
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