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Attitude is what truly matters!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dear sparkfriends,

my much awaited vacation is just around the corner. Sunday, I will depart for Greece for a 4 week journey. Travel, foreign cultures and languages, ancient history, archeology and art are areas of passion for me. I am excited yet very grounded and calm about this trip. I have been dreaming of Greece for years and I am about to fullfil that dream. If that wasn't enough, I will be ending my trip in the mythical city of Istanbul-Tukey. Told you, I love to travel.

Taken my fall vacation, I did not take time off during the summer and struggled with that for a while when I saw fellow colleages leaving for vacation. I got negative, demotivated at work and plain miserable. I started complaining. At the time, all other things (nutrition, training, etc) were also not going my way and they added to the perceived fatigue.

I don't let myself go downhill for very long. Over the years, I have become very fond of my own company and I make sure I am quality company for myself. After all, I am living 24-7 with myself!

I adopted and appropriate stategy to deal with my discontent. I stopped and sat (literally!) with my moody self in July-August. I asked what was the matter. A full list of complaints just started to flow. I listened and acknolewdged the perceived problems and feelings. I then thought about all that I am given everyday. I realised after a while that there are many people who do not get any vacation at all and I will be given 4 weeks to rest, recharge, fill myself up with the wonders of this world.

When I get stuck in a rut, I don't judge myself. It is absolutely useless. I give myself time to stop, rest and recollect. I embrace what is and ask for guidance from the Divine. I change my outlook on the situation by counting my blessings. I tell you I am given so much every day.

I have gone back to clean eating, regular exercising, all that with a happy and joyfull self. Yet none of my circumstances really changed but my attitude did. Attitude is what determines how I feel and deal with situations and it has yet again helped me through this challenging time.

I am most gratefull that I may share this with you. Namaste
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HIPPICHICK1 9/11/2012 9:46PM

    Don't forget to take a lot of emoticon with your emoticon
Can't wait to hear all about your trip when you return! If I don't speak to you before you go, BON VOYAGE!! emoticon (pretend this ship is a plane, okay?)
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RAIDERMOM2277 9/11/2012 5:18PM

  Have a great vacation. Enjoy

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GRANDEFILLE 9/11/2012 12:50PM

    Do you have any space in your luggages to hide me? I'd love to go! Very good attitude on your part. good advice. thanks for sharing

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MICHELAR 9/11/2012 12:36PM

    4 weeks in Greece in worth waiting for doll. Just think of how envious your colleagues will be now that their vacations are over and yours is about to begin. And what a dream vacation it is!!! Safe and happy travels!

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PHEBESS 9/11/2012 9:37AM

    You will LOVE Greece!!!! Absolutely wonderful place to visit!!!

And you can get your Greek salad without oil - just say "Hooris lathia" - they won't drown your salad that way.

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 9/11/2012 7:25AM

    What a dream... Greece is somewhere I dream of going to visit one day too. ENJOY the travels!

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