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Groundhog, Superbowl, Valentine

Saturday, February 02, 2013

~ Groundhog Day - Split decision ~
Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania predicted an early spring, CT Chuckles, Connecticut's groundhog, forecast six more weeks of winter.
Who to believe? And does it really matter? Yes it is a little groundhog fun, but we all know sooner or later Spring will come. It is a sign or hope, to remind us that Spring is coming.

~ Super Bowl Sunday ~
SparkGuy shared a video from a Raven fan on his blog.
"Life is not fair, it doesn't care about feeling sorry for yourself or self-pity. The only disability in life is a bad attitude. THE ONLY DISABILITY IN LIFE IS A BAD ATTITUDE. A positive attitude is the most positive combatant to life's misfortunes." ~ Matthew Jeffers

Wise words from such a young man. Attitude is everything. This is a daily lesson I learn from my 24 year old son. He has Down syndrome, limited speech, pacemaker. This does not hold him back. He does not see limitations that life has dealt him. He has a huge heart filled with compassion to help others and a zest for life.

~14 Gestures of Love Challenge~
This intrigued me. The various ways of loving myself, strangers, things and someone is a wonderful way to show gratitude, kindness, that there is good in the world. It is along the line of random acts of kindness only with more intent.

Okay so what does all of this have to do with losing or maintaining weight? No matter what life deals us... our choice of attitude is what truly makes the difference in our development of a sustainable healthy lifestyle. And as adults, we are fortunate that we get to choose what we will consume and do.
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  • SHOES17
    Punxsutawney Phil I just love him!! Such a hard worker and early to rise!!
    1936 days ago
    such a great article, such a wise young man the only disability is a bad attitude, I must remember this
    1936 days ago
    I couldn't agree more . . . generally we are our own biggest obstacle, or more specifically, that beautiful brain of our! Thoughts remain in our consciousness for 90 seconds, during which we have the freedom to followup/act on that thought or just dismiss it. I had to learn how to totally dismiss the negative movie reel playing in my head when I started this journey!
    1936 days ago
    6 more weeks of winter but we have Super Bowl and Valentine's Day to keep it all interesting and festive. I like winter so I won't complain.(much) I enjoyed the video and the article, but whey stop at 14 days?

    Enjoy your mental tranquility.
    1936 days ago
  • KANOE10
    You and your son have a great positive attitude.

    I hope we have less than 6 more weeks of winter. emoticon
    1937 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    I agree, emoticon a positive attitude will take us far.
    1937 days ago
    Here it's cloudy; but either way, I'm good with more winter!! More skiing! Love your attitude about attitude . . . which you've clearly shared with your son (I'm expecting a two-way flow here!). Good ol' William Wordsworth, "The child is father of the man . . . " (and I'd add, mother too).
    1937 days ago
    emoticon ATTITUDE or your perspective....finding so true!
    1937 days ago
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