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Happiness Experiment: Day 8 (of 21)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Moving right along...almost halfway there.

GRATITUDES

1. I'm thankful for a good night of rest for all three children and myself. It was very much needed. Last night was not the high point of my parenting career, so when we all laid down and shut our eyes, it was quite literally a godsend. No kids up in the night, no one sick in the wee hours of morning. And I slept like a rock with no pain in my body. Couldn't ask for a better night.

2. I'm thankful for my colleague, Katherine, who lives near me and was sweet enough to pick me up this morning and give me a ride to work and who is also driving me home tonight. My gas tank is rather low and, frankly, I'm broker than broke. It's nice to know I have friends to call when I'm in a pinch.

3. I am thankful that my cell phone is still working. I am having issues with the charging jack. If you don't set it JUST right, it won't charge. I have had this problem with past phones of this same model and it's SO annoying! Problem is, my cell insurance carrier wants $99 to replace the phone and I just can't afford that right now. So, I've been ever so gently setting down my phone every day and praying it charges. My phone is really my life...so the fact that it's still hanging in there is something I don't take lightly. I don't know how long I can draw the life out of it, but I intend to for awhile...so I'm hoping it makes it til I can pay the $99 or upgrade (not til September).

JOURNAL

I am not doing well, friends. I have written in the past about my struggles with dysthymia, which is a form of depression. It usually doesn't bother me and I am generally a very sunny personality. But, every so often, when life becomes too heavy for me to bear, I break down under The Depression. This has been the state of my heart for the past two days. I joked with Mr. T this morning, "One good thing about crying yourself to sleep is that the sleep is AWESOME." And it's true.

If I had to find a positive in all that's going on, it would be that I successfully enrolled my third Melaleuca customer last night. In order to meet my personal goal for July, I'd like to sign up 8. But my goodness, I've had to fight tooth and nail to find these first 3. I'm feeling discouraged...but I won't give up. Starting a business is not easy. And you don't get something for nothing...everything in life takes work. So...I keep working. Working hard and doing the best I can. And focusing on helping people change their lives. That's what this is all about.

EXERCISE

Nothing today. Boo.

MEDITATE

Honestly...haven't made time. But later I will...no kids this evening because I have a business dinner to attend (free food! Yay!) So I'll have some alone time to think later on.

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

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KARENLEIGH32 7/25/2013 4:02PM

    Doing great, keep it up!

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JUNEAU2010 7/24/2013 9:13PM

    I deal with depression, very tight finances and an ancient car. I can so relate! emoticon emoticon

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IMAGINE46 7/24/2013 3:26PM

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PATTISTAMPS 7/24/2013 11:17AM

    I hear you on the "broke-ness" I know that a check is coming, but... banks don't pay promptly, and until they pay, I don't get paid.. I do hope you can get past the depression quickly. And I really hope your new business is a success. I don't know what it is, but am sure you will do well with it. Getting started is tough! Hang in there, and keep on pushing!

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WISLNDR 7/24/2013 7:07AM

    You're doing well! The ability to focus on the good helps to smooth out those hills of the not-so-good. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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ONEMORX 7/23/2013 11:30PM

    emoticon you are struggling, but so haapy emoticon you can focus on the positive and share it with the rest of us!

emoticon that you were able to enroll 3 Melaleuca customers! The products are great! The business takes time and energy! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/23/2013 9:41PM

    Sorry you're struggling. Good job looking at the positives. Exercise and prayer time will definitely help in that area. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

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KIPPER15 7/23/2013 8:32PM

    emoticon Still looking positive!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/23/2013 7:17PM

    I hope it goes well for you.

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GOING-STRONG 7/23/2013 7:10PM

    Just have to laugh when I read about "Mr T."... that is how I refered to my EX-husband lol.



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MAGGIE101857 7/23/2013 7:01PM

    I found a lot of positives in your blog! Sometimes it just helps to put it all down on paper (or in a blog). Enjoy the evening!

I understand completely about starting out. I am an Arbonne consultant; I just haven't put my heart and soul into it yet.

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/23/2013 6:09PM

    I just love your focus on the positive! emoticon

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