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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Life lately haS been a bit of a trial. Death, finances, sickness; life can be depressing. I’vie decided to do a gratitude journal. Find 5 things throughout the day to be thankful for. Find things that I can turn around for the positive, that otherwise would be a downer and put me out of sorts: hurts that keep me from my daily routine, cut off in traffic, cranky sales clerk, bad weather, DH grumbling, etc.

Things like the above can come into play in our healthy eating and exercising routine, but by TRYING to put a positive spin on things I can turn it around. I can only do my best. I have a tendency to be negative, reading my post show that. I admire those who are so motivating, inspirational and positive. They are the ones who get the Motivator Award. They are what I want to be, not to get Motivator award, but to help others and make me feel better about myself.

Sometimes it is hard to turn away from a bad mood, so hopeful the gratitude journal might help.

Today I am grateful for time time with my DH
Having food, a nice home and nice clothing
My SP friends and my personal friends and family
My health, it could be worse.
I have been motivated to exercise and eat somewhat healthy lately

I am closer to my goal than what I was in 2010. 2009 was a good year for my weight. I'm a yoyo.


I could use this for a team blog for CoHP on how I am feeling and progressing.
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    great idea!
    1862 days ago
    emoticon for always promulgating an attitude of gratitude in word and deed Court!
    1863 days ago
    Aiming for positivity really makes a difference! The world is full of negativity; we can't avoid it. But we CAN choose to place our focus elsewhere. Your gratitude journal is such a great idea, Courti!
    1863 days ago
    You, know, Courti... I nominated YOU for that motivational SPaward last year, or was it the year b4... anyway, because YOU are such a motivational *friend* to sooo MANY!! I don't know why you're STILL waiting for that award, because YOU ***earned*** it a few years back, imo. ANYWAY... you already ARE a motivational 'force' of POSITIVE in my life, and I'm SURE in many other lives as well. You've been through a lot of battles and you're STILL reaching out to lend others your support in their times of need. You are a BRILLIANT *star* in my night, dear friend, and I am VERY VERY grateful for that!! emoticon
    1863 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2013 8:21:06 AM
    Live that attitude of gratitude! It is very helpful.
    1864 days ago
    Great idea! Hope you don't mind if I copy it. emoticon
    1864 days ago
    You are blessed!
    1864 days ago
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