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Positive Thinking?

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Today my coach's assignment is to write down three accomplishments. This is hard for me. Although most people who KNOW me see me as a very positive, encouraging person (and I am!), self-encouragement is hard; I dwell on what I'm NOT doing. However... here goes.

1. I had to think hard for this one... but I just recently lost the most weight on my Senior Slimming team. We have an ongoing monthly challenge for weight lost and fitness minutes. This is the FIRST time I've won the most weight loss. I'm not even sure I've ever been in the top three. This is due to a really appropriate eating program I'm following. emoticon

2. Always have to add this one, though it was a long time ago. I graduated from college at age 37, with two older children and a newborn baby. My last semester, my hardest, was spent pregnant and one class was at the top of a flight of stairs. My challenge was to reach the top without breathing so hard my 20-something classmates could hear me. emoticon A major reward was while still in the hospital, my grades came... all As for those hard classes ( 2 Intermediate accounting and an Ethics class under an extremely demanding teacher, with written assignments every week plus a final paper)

3. Third one is that I've become a Master Gardener since moving to Missouri (five years ago). Since I'm now 76, to tackle something new at my age was fun and interesting. I've always loved learning. emoticon

I have to add.... with each one of these things, the "not quite good enough" about each one also came to mind. This is a self-defeating attitude. I'm quick to tell others about their qualities, not so good when it comes to my own.

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    emoticon on becoming a master gardener!!

    emoticon on your other accomplishments, too.

    446 days ago
  • 8HABIT
    Your accomplishments were so inspiring! Since I am actually younger by a couple of years, I realize I have been thinking I was too old to do stuff. You are saying, no you‘re not. Thank you!! emoticon
    448 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2019 7:54:30 AM
    Congrats on becoming a master gardener!
    449 days ago
    Love to learn! I can't imagine a life where learning new things isn't an integral part.
    449 days ago
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