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A little goes a long way

Saturday, October 06, 2012

I had a good workout week from Monday to Thursday. I wanted to workout on Friday but a friend needed a shoulder to lean on. So, I change my plans to meet with her for coffee. Well, apparently she got called into work and "text" me she could not meet me that morning. The problem was she knows my cell does not work well for the past several weeks, I miss call/text all the time she knows how frustrating it has been waiting for my two contract to be up. She know another problem with the cell is my battery dies out quicker too. I put it on charge almost immediately after coming home from sport practices or whatever activity has me away from home. And I don't even think of taking it off charge until it is time to leave the house in the morning. She knows I am home at least until the kids are on the school bus. She knows I expecting a call on my home phone as to what place she chose to meet. I only knew time was 9:45am. Well, 9:55am and no call. I call her home no answer. I wait but think well, let me at least turn on my cell. That's when I see the text. I was so hurt and disappointed. She knew I was missing my workout for her, She knew my cell was not working properly, she knew I was expecting a telephone call. She needed me to meet and talk so I rearrange my schedule for her. Hey, I know how it is to get called into work at the last moment.
But a little goes a long way.
I was glad she got the work however the time it took her to text me on my cell she could have called me on my home telephone. I truly feel I am, or at least what I do, (such as workout) seems less important that her or what she does. Why is that?
As I mentioned I been good about my workouts this week. I kept up with the usual errands and chores. I took both kids to every activity and practice plus help them with homework. I am exhausted. But a little goes a long way.
At about 2:30pm today, I was able to have lunch and lay down on couch and watch my recorded shows. I pass out for approximately 11 minutes or so. Those few short minutes made me so refresh I am feeling good.
Now, that I feel much better I am sparking, even reading and commenting on blogs. I read one about "Yoga Crying". The blogger writes how she tends to cry at the end when you relax and let go. A little goes a long way.
I think it is common to get teary eye with yoga and similar practices. I too cry or at least get teary eye at the end of yoga class and during massages as well. It is all that built up emotions you trap inside of your muscles. The stress, the aggravation, the tension of dealing with life. A simple massage or a gentle yoga class is a perfect example how a little goes a long way.

Just give a little to a loved one, a person in need, even yourself and see how much you will receive at the end.

A telephone call, a 11 minute nap or a massage that is all it takes. Well, the first one is over and done with, the second helped a great deal with my mood and the third, well, I guess it is time to make an appointment.

In the meanwhile, I think I will do a little more for others today.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend spark buddies.
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    It's crazy when people know things and yet, they refuse to think that it's a problem. ie: Cell phone issues.

    A start to a frustrating day, but a day that just got better and better.
    2388 days ago
    It is so hard when you feel "run over" by friends emoticon I hope she realizes how special you are and how fortunate she is to have you as a friend!!

    Glad to hear you are getting back on is so hard and overwhelming at times. Remember how many people love you and most importantly how much God loves you emoticon

    I know I am thankful for you and your encouragement and support!! Love you my friend!!

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    2388 days ago
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    2389 days ago
    Do have a good Sunday, Anne. Try to give yourself those naps and massages and breaks. Sometimes it is important to make sure people know you are worth that 'little' by doing it for yourself. You are worth it for sure!

    Yoga crying makes sense! Letting go of the build up!

    Have a blessed Sunday and week,
    2389 days ago
  • NANT406
    Thank you for sharing. You are an amazing woman, mother and friend. I'm sorry that your friend didnt call you. It's frustrating when people take you for granted. I'm glad you are feeling better. Have a relaxing Sunday dear friend--you deserve it!

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    2389 days ago
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