150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 160,711

There are no coincidences in this life

Monday, January 14, 2013

Things are moving right along, back on track. December was an unsettled month for me and January is now providing the balance I've looking for.

Aside from a residual cough, my cold is gone and, since illness is still in my midst (my office is quite empty due to sick-leave absences) I will be much more vigilant so I don't repeat this experience.

The holidays are done and while there are leftover treats still making their appearance, the volume of snacks is definitely decreasing.

Thursday night last week, I came home from work and was surprised at how uncharacteristically energetic I felt. Normally by the end of the day (and the almost-end of the week) I'm absolutely wiped out and unwilling to tackle any more work. What was different? Ah, no sugar that day! Between all the people at work who were out sick and the reduction in food temptations, I was too busy to think about anything more than getting my work done. No sugar in, no crash at the end of the day!

I felt so good about this on Friday. Thursday's accomplishment was a small step that I could build on. So I did it again on Friday. And Saturday and Sunday. A new streak and some building blocks to encourage me as I refocus.

This morning as I was going through my email one in particular caught my attention. Someone had repinned something I had put on a Pinterest board. (I love Pinterest. It's not as time-consuming as I had feared it would be and it's a great place to work on vision boards.) The email indicated what was repinned in an abbreviated quote: "My goal is not to be . . . " That didn't look familiar to me and the negative tone it seemed to have was not the type of thing I would want to keep. I went and looked at it and it was from Wayne Dyer:

"My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be." - Wayne Dyer

(Apparently, I had forgotten about this only to have it appear at a time I could really use it! )

I'm reading a book right now called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I found it in a used bookstore/coffee shop a few weeks ago while I was there buying some of my favorite tea. It was right next to the tea shelf and whoever had looked at it before I noticed it didn't quite put it back so it was not in line with the rest of the books which is how it caught my attention. It was the only book I looked at; I was on my lunch-hour and needed to get back to work. I bought it on a supposed whim and have found it to be a most timely and valuable acquisition.

I've read through 3 of the 4 Agreements.
1 - Be Impeccable with Your Word
2 - Don't Take Anything Personally
3 - Don't Make Assumptions

This morning, I started the next chapter, the 4th Agreement.
4- Always Do Your Best

I've barely read the first paragraph but I'm excited about how all the events of the past couple of days are fitting together. For me, timing is everything, there are no coincidences in this life. Things appear at the exact time I need them.

What a great start to my week. Small building blocks adding together that will allow me to be better than I used to be as I proceed to do my best today.

Have a great day; look for those non-coincidences!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • WILSON1926
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2287 days ago
    great blog as always.... I've never checked out Pinterest. I'll have to check it out.
    2287 days ago
    God is so good! You know His hand in it when everything lines up like that! This is exciting! I love your blogs!

    My daughter is also staying away from sugar. She had her blood tested for things that she is sensitive to and so that is how she knew to try this. So she is going super strict with it for a while. It is a challenge but it's making a difference in so many ways so it is worth it. Thankfully there are a lot of recipes and help available on the internet.

    Take Care Spark Friend!!!
    2287 days ago
    Great blog! Sounds like something I need to add to my 'to read' list.
    2287 days ago
    Wow! Super messages!
    Thanks for wonderful Monday thoughts!
    2288 days ago
    Your blog fits well with something I read this weekend:

    See?! No coincidence!

    Have a super week!!
    2288 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great. I am glad to see all the holiday food goodies exit the building as well. LOL.
    2288 days ago
    Oh how funny, interesting, amazing! I just finished reading one of your posts, adding you as a SparkFriend, and sending you a SparkGoodie. But you were not done with me yet. I was then lead to this your wonderful blog filled with messages and aha!'s for me! For the second time recently The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz was put before me! You are right there are no co-incidences in this life. I can't read it right now, but it has been added to my "to read" list. I can't ignore it anymore. Thank you for blogging and being the messenger! Keep Sparking!
    2288 days ago
    It's wonderful to do and read things that "spark" us! HUGS and here's to a great week.
    2288 days ago
    Looks like a very interesting book.
    emoticon on kicking sugar to the curb
    and then feeling so much better. It's the little
    changes that can sometimes make the most
    difference. HUGS!
    2288 days ago
    great reminder to keep looking for reminders thank you
    2288 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by WISLNDR