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The day After~

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thanks for the lovely comments after that earthquake. It was really big and the biggest one that I have ever experienced. There were lots of aftershocks. Some that we didn't even feel. There has been damage in Wellington City. I'm not sure how much, they are still assessing it.
New Zealand had some big earthquakes a couple of years ago-in one of our biggest cities Christchurch. People were killed and the city was badly damaged. Lots of homes are still not repaired and people are still in a mess after it. Samantha and I went down to Christchurch for the first time ever in February. We had a family reunion and I met a brother and relatives that I'd never met. We had a wonderful time. But Christchurch was so damaged, lots had been fixed but lots still showed the chaos that it created. They had so many aftershocks and the people were a bundle of nerves. Many got out of Christchurch, and many had no choice they had a life there and they stayed. The people there amazing what they have put up with. Although like the weather, nobody has control of what mother nature has instore.
Way before the Christchurch earthquake, the news and civil defence always said Wellington could have the "big one". What we had yesterday was big, but of course I hope that that was the biggest we will get. Although I'm a worrier from way back, I haven't got into worrying mode. I must confess though I did eat more than I should have yesterday. And an earthquake is no excuse for that. So if I want to lose weight this weigh-in I better be good. emoticon "Shell must be good".
I have been good over the years sabotaging things for myself. I think a few of us are guilty of that, I don't know why. I used to cut my hair, and quite often it would be when it was starting to look nice. And confession time "Shell can not cut hair, she makes a terrible mess of it". I am the worst hair cutter. Years and years ago my sister's friend let/got me to cut her hair. She didn't tell me, she told my sister how I messed it up. She was crying apparently coz I made her hair look like a mushroom. And for many many years I would cut my hair, and it would be a mess afterwards. I don't cut my hair anymore!!! Actually I haven't let it grow like this for along time. Also with eating I sabotage my chance at goals. NO I won't say I do sabotage-I have in the PAST. I will not do that anymore. I will not do that.
We can be our own best friend or our worst enemy. Why don't we be nice to ourselves?? All of us-everyone, it's weird. It's like we can achieve so much in life and we are our own master. But do we achieve what we set out to?? WE WILL THIS TIME-EVERYBODY, YOU, ME. If we were our own best friend-unconditionally just think what we could do. We could create our own destiny-to a point as much as we have control of. And we do have a lot of control to succeed. Nobody rules me more than I do-well my kids do a bit. So sparkies what are we going to do??? We are going to lead the way into our happy, healthy future.

The path we travel is up to us. Which way are we going to go??
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JANETTEB553 7/23/2013 9:34PM

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KARENKANDO 7/23/2013 7:24AM

    I just love your beautiful honesty! You are awesome medicine for me my friend! You keep me smiling!!!! I can just see you trying to cut your hair and turning things in to a bit of a mess. What fun! At least you tried, right? Oh, and I completely understand the sabbatoge thing. I do it to myself all the time. Ugh! But admitting that we do it, is the first step towards stopping it. Awareness = power! Power to change! I'm with you. . . we can ALL change and meet our goals, if we stay strong and stay honest. I'm sorry to hear about the devastation from the earthquake. Sort of reminded me of what folks went through in the states when Katrina hit New Orleans several years ago. Glad you and your family are all safe and sound. Have a wonderful day my friend. Keep on keeping on and be GOOD to yourself! Always! Love you!!! emoticon

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KIM22211 7/23/2013 4:04AM

    so true. But things have changed for me. I have made the decision to love myself enough!

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 7/22/2013 3:53PM

    emoticon a lot of what you said rings very true to me!! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 7/22/2013 12:35PM

    It's amazing how something that happens in nature gets us thinking about ourselves. Be kind to yourself.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/22/2013 7:01AM

    Try to treat yourself the way you would treat a really good friend. It's amazing the things we say to ourselves that we would NEVER EVER think of saying to a friend.

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LILLITH32 7/22/2013 1:55AM

    I think a lot of us on a subconscious level don't feel like we deserve good things or that being fit/attractive is a danger because of traumatic events or experiences in our past. You may want to ask yourself why you are self-sabotaging - YOU know the answer! Once you figure out why you don't act like you deserve the best, it makes it easier to give yourself a stern talking-to when you try to sabotage your success, such as weight loss, or nice clothes, or even a nice hair cut.

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WALLAHALLA 7/21/2013 11:10PM

    If we can face past mistakes, we can avoid them and go around them. We do not have to repeat them.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 7/21/2013 9:12PM

    We had an earthquake a couple years ago followed by a hurricane a few days later. We still have an occasional aftershock. If I remember right it was a 5.4 on the rector scale.

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