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Feel happy, Feel strong, Feel proud....

Monday, June 17, 2019

Feel.... Think of a positive word to put behind the word feel and go for it. If you can't come up with a positive, time to change some stuff in your life. I left my husband in 1998 after 27 years of marriage, divorced in 2002. It wasn't a good marriage so there's that. However, when I left I was so lost, I didn't know me at all. 49 years old and so lost. I was over weight from stress eating. I started Jenny Craig which help jump start weight loss, eventually I gave up JC because it isn't cheap and now a single person, I had to rethink finances. Jump to yesterday, 20 years have past....wait a minute TWENTY YEARS!!! I just shocked myself.

Saturday I took my g. daughter to the movies, so much fun! However, on way to the show, my car started making a weird noises that got worse when I accelerated. PANIC!!! 20 years and I have learned to care for my car...not that the ex did it back in the day. The oil light had come on the day before during a little road trip and I added oil to get through. So, I scheduled an appointment...online (again, one of those amazement things). Long story short, $300 and the car is all fixed up and rolling like a Queen. I even washed and cleaned every inch of her, including the engine bay. While the car was in the shop I trekked to the gym and put in a good time. I am so proud of taking care of the car and myself! Before, I was always tired and haggard, despite a free gym at work I never went there.
For 20 years I have been forced, sometimes screaming and crying, to recognize who I am and develop my own life and path, one that I am proud of. It's not perfect and it continues to evolve, we all must continue to evolve, or lie down and die (figuratively).

I am not advocating that anyone should dump their husband, but at the end of the day...today, have something to look back on and be proud of. Even a small action. Maybe you need to exercise. 10 minutes, walk around the block, do a few chair exercises. Maybe you need to rekindle your love for crafts or reading a good book. First steps are worthy of being proud.

I advocate waking up every day with renewed enthusiasm to feel happy, feel proud, feel strong, feel positive feelings for who we are. EVERYDAY!

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  • MOLLIEMAC
    You are definitely a proud, happy and very strong woman!
    22 days ago
  • DEEGIRL50
    Taking care of yourself is something to be proud of. I love the first statement about choosing a positive word to go behind "Feel" and go for it.
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    24 days ago
  • DETERMINEDJANET
    I needed this blog tonight. Offered such encouragement to me.

    Feel Content!
    27 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Sounds great!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    27 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Proud of you. Sounds like your process of discovery is serving you well. Keep up the good work!
    27 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    27 days ago
  • CARMACHAMELEON
    This is an AMAZING blog and I thank you!!! I was just pondering if I had done something good today and at first my answer was no but then I had my lightbulb moment!!! I had checked on the lady who I had sold my electric wheelchair and my lift too, to see if it was to her liking and I ended up giving her a goldmine of information to help her nephew in getting his military records and getting help from the VA Hospital.

    Lord, thank You, for empowering all of us when we may be at our lowest and want You to lend a helping hand as we also extend our hand to others as Your conduit!!!! In Jesus' Name, AMEN!!!

    Blessings!

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
    28 days ago
  • TERRISTREK
    You're living your best life! One of my goals is to wake up and truly feel renewed with enthusiasm to feel happy, feel proud, feel strong, feel positive. You would think that would be easy...
    28 days ago
  • LOVETOLAUGH56
    Yes we can do more than we think we can
    28 days ago
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