Starting Over: Being Thankful for what I DO have
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I started my morning with this status: I am feeling very scared about our country and about my own family's financial security. Give me more faith Lord...
I just got back from lunch and had vented about my frustrations and fear to two friends. One friend reminded me that the state of the economy is out of my personal control, so it's not productive nor healthy to dwell on the fear that this causes. I need to concentrate on what I DO have persaonl control over, and the blessings that God has given me to accomplish those personal goals in my life. So as I begin again on my "spark journey", I first remember my blessings:
Lord I am thankful today for so much! Though I am struggling with some negative thoughts: about myself and the economy, I am thankful:
I can start my spark program again, and am able bodied enough to do so!
God loves me even after I've messed up. His grace allows me to "start over" as many times as needed!
I have good friends that can help me keep on my program.
I have begun ministering in a way that will help me use my best gifts, and strengthen those skills that may not be so strong.
I have a WII machine just WAITING for me to get back on it, and several fun fitness games to try out for the first time!
10:42pm: Well, I ended my day on a high point. I had challenged my friend at work with a goal for the evening (we're "buddies" when it comes to personal development), but I told her that I would not excuse myself from being productive. I told her three goals for my night and I thought of a another but decided it would be too much:
1) Spend at least 10 minutes on my WII (for my 10 mins. exercise a day goal)
2) Clear out at least one table in my basement that I've been using for model horse stuff.
3) Put back in their spots, at least two bags of STUFF that have accumulated in our kitchen from recent events.
My other goal that I didn't officially promise myself was to peel and slice carrots and potatoes and get them in a crockpot to cook.
Well, I accomplished all three of my goals PLUS I did get to peel the large bag of carrots so they're ready to cook!
I also accomplished my habits of success for today: I am blogging at least 200 words. I've exercised for 10 minutes. I drank at least 48 oz of water (actually I drank 64 today!). And I'm going to bed very soon, which will allow me a full 7 hours of sleep for the night.
Woot for me!!