Saturday, March 08, 2014
Today started with a note from my son on my bedroom door telling be the heat went off during the night and that he had a call in to the HVAC man. Like, I REALLY needed another bill - anyhow, he arrived late afternoon and fixed the problem and it was NOT terribly expensive, but a minor problem.
The weather has warmed up for the weekend with temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s - gray and cloudy day but still warm enough that the temperatures didn't drop too much and I didn't freeze to death.
I didn't lose weight this week and I didn't gain either. Staying the same is NOT ideal but also not a catastrophe.
Had a lovely breakfast and lunch today and plan on a healthy dinner too. My snacks were lovely fresh grapefruit, a banana, and an orange - made for a delicious and refreshing way to ensure I got my fiber. We will have at least 2 and maybe 3 veggies with dinner so that I will be in good shape with my fiber. I am also making sure to have enough nuts without too many - a small handful of almonds and Brazil nuts - high in selenium and other good nutrients as well as healthy fats.
I joined the Community Team this week and can't imagine why I hadn't done that sooner - maybe it was as simple as I really didn't think of it as a separate team and I often made comments, posted messages, etc. on the boards, often welcomed new members to the site and commented on blogs randomly outside of my TEAMS anyhow. I often look for posts and blogs with only 1 or no responses just because I know that I appreciate when other respond to me. When I read what the expectations for the TEAM are, I decided to join. I was welcomed graciously by many new friends and couple of people who have been friends for some time now.
SP isn't a static or stagnant place, it is one that is ever evolving and changing just as our bodies and minds are constantly in a state of change, renewal, and regeneration. I have read a few posts that suggest that belonging to more than one or two teams is a sign of GREED - a CRY for attention for our blogs, or something equally negative. I don't understand that view. I don't cry for attention - in fact, I mostly blog for a place to let my own thoughts run loose and ramble where they take me - sometimes those meandering, ramblings take me to new insights into what is going on in my life, and sometimes, they just take me rambling around and sight-seeing into a world of darkness and despair or enlightenment and joy. I don't blog daily, except when I do. I don't blog weekly, except when I do, but I always blog for myself and to share whatever MIGHT ring a bell or connect with someone else - not because I want attention but because it might lead someone else to discover something unique or worthwhile about THEMSELVES.
Each of you, my friends, is a unique and spectacular person who had the power to make a difference in the lives and hearts of others simply by BEING YOU. Each of YOU has something to share that is amazing and special for someone and it may be someone you love or it might be someone you don't even know yet. Allow yourself to be a beacon of light and hope in an otherwise scary world. Allow your kindness, special love, and hope kindle hope within others as well as deep within your own heart. Be blessed and a blessing to everyone you encounter throughout your life.