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Are you a Pessimist or and Optimist?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I believe with all my heart that I am an optimist. While challenges continue to present themselves in my life, and while it is sometimes difficult and I have 'lower' moments, I always keep moving forward.

There are times though that I take retreat and pull back and my friends, that time is coming soon again... When I leave for my trip next Friday - February 8th, I will be taking a SP hiatus as well. I will not be logging on, I will not be spinning the wheel (wow - that's HUGE for me as I received consistency awards for every month last year), and I will not be blogging. I am also going to be taking a break for ALL social 'online' things... facebook, and yes - even the online dating scene which I rejoined a couple of months ago.

What I will be doing is taking a bit of a retreat. I will be bringing a writing journal with me on my trip and will revert to the old fashioned daily journal - to log my thoughts, feelings and observations. I feel I need to do this for many reasons... but most of all just to gain a new perspective and come back refreshed, renewed and ready to keep moving ahead with the journey.

So for those who read my blogs regularly - do not worry... I will be back but will be on hiatus from February 8th to February 17th - enjoying every moment of my vacation/getaway.

I will make the most of the 8 days left before my trip ... still not up for exercising and now battling headaches as part of this lingering bug I guess, or perhaps the crazy shift in our weather from cold to warmer to cold again.

Challenges will continue to present themselves in our lives, it's what we do with them that make a difference and sometimes, YES, it's ok to just take a break from it all!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAVA286 2/1/2013 8:58AM

    I am so jealous! I'd love to do that! This will be a great vacation for you..and we will miss you! Have a great time :D

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REGILIEH 2/1/2013 12:43AM

    emoticon already! But I think you have a wonderful idea and I'm sure it will be really good for you! You deserve it! In the mean time I shall enjoy each and every one of your blogs. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 1/31/2013 9:17PM

    You deserve a break so much!
It's time to renew your inner resources-
you do so much for others.

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KIPPER15 1/31/2013 9:08PM

    Great attitude, love the cat!

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ANNESYLVIA 1/31/2013 8:14PM

    Great positive attitude

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/31/2013 6:14PM

    enjoy your trip

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LINDAK25 1/31/2013 12:25PM

    That's what vacations are for--time to renew and refresh! You'll have a great time.

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AME4IT 1/31/2013 10:51AM

    emoticon and HAVE A GREAT TRIP!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/31/2013 10:47AM


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WORKNPROGRESS49 1/31/2013 9:44AM

    emoticon blog!!! Enjoy your trip emoticon

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KRICKET57 1/31/2013 9:00AM

    The optimist in me wins out more often than the pessimist and this is a good thing. There are days when the pessimist gains ground but not so often anymore. For that I have people like you to thank as you continually provide support and guidance through your blogs. I love reading them, even when I do not comment on them.

Enjoy you vacation! you have earned it.

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4RASCALS 1/31/2013 8:38AM

    I am working towards being optimistic

Enjoy your vacation, hope that you gain the insight your looking for, & will be relaxed and refreshed when you return. Take time to have some fun also.

I hope you know how much you are appreciated. Love your uplifting blogs. Always so positive.
You are an excellent role model.

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NUOVAELLE 1/31/2013 8:27AM

    I hope you have a beautiful, rejuvenating vacation. Enjoy every minute of it!
Thank you for these wonderful quotes.

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NILLAPEPSI 1/31/2013 8:16AM

    emoticon the HT quote!! Countdown continues!! Your vacay will be here before you know it!! emoticon

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DBELLE39 1/31/2013 8:00AM

    Have a great vacation, you have earned it!

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CAPECODBABE 1/31/2013 7:26AM

    We will miss you, but understand.

I might need one of those retreats!

Have a wonderful vacation!

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JSALERNO 1/31/2013 6:44AM


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MSLZZY 1/31/2013 6:41AM

    emoticon emoticon ENJOY!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/31/2013 6:02AM

    Very good!

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STALEYK 1/31/2013 5:33AM

    You need the get away. Hoping you have lots of sunshine and time to reflect and think.. You are an awesome example to us.

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MARYJOANNA 1/31/2013 5:17AM

  I am definitely an optimist!

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SLACHETKA103145 1/31/2013 5:15AM

    Thank you for pointing out the importance of thinking rather than brooding! As a cancer patient it was truly meaningful. Also I am a cat lover and the cat on the head...well let's just say means something!!!!!!!!!!!


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