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I'm a 10 Today :-)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I've been battling furiously against my tendency to become depressed and discouraged this past two weeks. I've been using all the "tools in my tool kit" to remain optimistic, grateful, loving, and productive.

Today is Sunday, a day of renewal. I have nothing I'm required to do today if I don't feel like it. Choices. I used to be frozen by choices. Now I relish them.

So, I have just taken an account of the things I have done, already today, to improve my outlook and increase my contentment.

We all know what they are......We're Sparkers!!!

It is 11:00 a.m. and I:

1. Had a good night's sleep. (rest)
2. Watched a DVR episode of Ellen (laughter)
3. Had four glasses of water instead of coffee (hydration)
4. Planned for fun with my horse and my husband (stay active)
5. Sparked (connected with positive friends)
6. Ran 3 miles (cardio/breathing)
7. Ran Outside (fresh air and sunshine)
8. Ate oatmeal, almonds, and raisins (good nutrition)
9. Asked my husband what He wanted to do today. (Out of Self!)
10. Listened to my favorite music on my run. (Music uplifts)

All of these actions today are incompatible with brooding, sulking, and self pity. These are positive and effective replacement behaviors proven to work. Well.......... they worked on me today.

Woo Hoo. I'm a 10 today.

As always, THANK YOU Sparkpeople for the daily inspiration, education, cooperation, consultation, admiration, and validation.

You are all Rock Stars!
(wow, I am in a Sparked Mood!)

Peace,
Leslie
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  • VIXSTERLU
    A little late to the party, but it was beautiful yesterday in Cali!! Loved this blog! Finding things incompatible with brooding, priceless! Thanks for the suggestion for my own 'toolbox'.
    2377 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    You're a TEN every day to me!
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    2377 days ago
  • YDAVIS23
    Way to go! I am particularly impressed with #1, #3, and #7 (and that you separated 6 and 7). You are bringing lots of good energy to the world!
    2378 days ago
  • MOLO14
    Sounds like you had a great start to your Sunday - I'm jealous!! Mine was rainy and dreary and I had accomplished far less by 11 am... Hope the rest of the day was just as positive and fun :)
    I love your attitude and ambitions! You are definitely on the right track and thanks for spreading the positivity to your fellow spark-friends! emoticon
    2378 days ago
  • LITTLEBO
    It goes without saying, but

    Cartwheel! Cartwheel! Cartwheel! Round-off!!! ( I have been practicing that round-off for weeks now. Still a little wobbly)

    way to battle the bad thoughts and concentrate on the good things!


    2378 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    Of course you're a 10!!!!! Love your attitude always!!
    2378 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    Yup, you're a 10! Blessings to you. Thanks for a wonderfully uplifting blog.
    Hugs,
    Aurlie
    2378 days ago
  • EBEAMS
    Way to go ... You know I like that thing I posted not long ago that Martha Washington said ... We are about as happy as we choose to be! Nice job making good choices for a happy day ... You are excelling at achieving positive results! Keep up the great job!
    2378 days ago
  • JUDIGIRL52
    You are adorable! You're the Replacement Principle Model of the Year! Had lots of fun reading this blog. And glad you've found joy!


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    2378 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    With all that positivity...there is no room for depression or discouragement!

    You've got it ALL going on, and congratulations are in order -- not only do you HAVE a toolbox, you actually used the tools.

    Have a blessed Sunday!
    2378 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    WHAT A UPLIFTING BLOG LESLIE......... YOU ARE A 10 IN MY BOOKS ALWAYS........ I LOVE THE HORSE...... emoticon
    2378 days ago
  • AWESOMECAROL55
    Wow..Great job!! You've accomplished a lot already today....all healthy steps...physically, emotionally, and spiritually! You aren't a 10....you're a 15 or 20!! LOL

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    Carol
    2378 days ago
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