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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Hey there all. So I've had a pretty sucky last few days, all of my own making. I would like to blame hormones. I can't control it all, I CAN control myself and my silly head. I will not continue on this way, feeling sorry for myself and taking it out on everyone around me. Sadly, some days are like that, but it stops TODAY!

So what do I usually DO to get out of this particular but sadly familiar rut?
This ALWAYS works if I can get out of my own head long enough to apply effort.
There are two parts.

I'm going to start a gratitude list. I'm going to jot down everything, big or small as it comes to my mind, what I am grateful for? Typically the list gets so long and takes so much time I give up writing it all down, BUT my head gets so full of gratitude and happy thoughts - GOAL MET!

What are you grateful for? Please share because I need to be lifted UP!

I'm going to serve someone else. "Lose yourself and go to work!" Yes, I'm going to reach out to someone or many someones who also need to be lifted. A phone call, a smile, a few kind words to the worker bees at the store, how many times can I say thank you today? How can I serve my family in a place of gratitude? These are small ideas to be explored. Inspiration will come!

THIS IS WHAT I KNOW, you cannot focus on thinking of ways to serve others, following through on those ideas AND feel sorry for yourself simultaneously. What do you THINK?

PLEASE POST your commitment to feeling grateful and helping others to feel great because you gave of yourself!!!

I'll report my experience tomorrow, I can't wait!
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    I try to help other moms with lots of kids like me whose husbands are out to sea or away for work. They usually are comfortable talking to me and I'm comfortable talking to them because we are so alike! We share the woes of trying to organize, prioritize, get everyone fed and to their activities, keep track of the little ones, agh!!! :)
    2651 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2014 11:55:36 AM
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    When I have those days; I feel better too when I reach out to others.

    2659 days ago
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    Thank is a great idea! emoticon

    I am grateful I am still alive and here for my children and grandchildren (as I have been on the brink a couple of times). I thank the good Lord daily for waking up each and every day. I am also grateful for my health (though not really good, it could always be worse).

    As far as making people's days I am so old school, I write letters to people telling them I am thinking of them and asking how they are, etc. etc. I also smile at everyone a smile goes a very long way.
    2659 days ago
    I am grateful for so many things, but, if I have to pick one right now I would have to say my sparkfriends. The support is amazing and helps to hold me accountable to trying my best to stay healthy.

    I am happy to see you back!!
    2659 days ago
    great blog - the title did draw me in

    everything you said - great approaches to getting you, your faults, your drama out of your head.

    you cannot serve others and be thinking of you at the same time

    wishing you the best

    and report back - I would like to hear what happened.

    2659 days ago
    Wonderful sentiments. I honestly believe that the only reason we're here (as in the BIG here, not necessarily Sparkpeople) is to connect with others. No better way to connect with others than to provide a hand or hug when needed. I guess at this very moment, I'm grateful I stumbled upon this blog. Thanks for your gut punch of perspective.
    2660 days ago
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    emoticon blog! I have always said, the greatest feeling of happiness is to help others. It is not only a blessing to them, but usually a bigger blessing to you. This is God's way emoticon

    Have a blessed day!
    2660 days ago
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