Monday, January 28, 2013

Be Awesome Today

Today was a good day!  I took the day off so I could process all that I learned at the retreat.  It was a perfect day!  I woke up, spent some time in bed meditating and praying and getting back to the real world.  I worked out and just allowed myself to enjoy the quiet moments of the day.  It was great! 

Smile:  What did I smile about?
This video was sent to me from my cute and truly made me smile!

Celebrate:  What did I celebrate?

I celebrate that God is answering prayers!  I've been hoping for some changes to happen and those changes are starting to reveal themselves in a variety of ways.  I celebrate that the right things always work out at the right time!  Praise God!

Love:  What do I love?

I love my wonderful home.  I love that it's comfortable and safe.  I love the way it's decorated.  I love that I love to be here and am at peace when I'm here.  

Thought for the day:  Until God opens the next door for you, praise Him in the hallway!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I am perfect, just the way I am!

I had the delightful opportunity to spend four wonderful days at Lake Austin Spa with eight wonderful ladies all in search of finding our purpose and discovering ways that we can live our best life.  It was an awesome experience and I don't know that I've even processed all of it at the moment, but what I do know is that my new belief that I am owning and listening too is:

"I am perfect, just the way I am!!!"

Smile:  What did I smile about?
I smiled that I made 8 new friends this weekend.  All of us were brought together to provide support and love to each other throughout this weekend and I think we all added value in some way or another with each other.  It was wonderful laughing and crying with each other and knowing that we all bonded in a way that many people can't understand.  What I know for sure is that we are all better leaving than we were arriving!  I'm so excited to begin living my purpose and am very focused on achieving my goals and vision for my future!

Celebrate:  What have I celebrated?
I celebrate that I got into the University of Texas at Dallas Masters of Science Program for Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching.  I found out on Thursday before I left for Austin and just was so happy that progress is being made toward my goals.  I know that it will be challenging, but I am ready for the lessons that I'll learn and I'm inviting new time management techniques into my life to help me keep focused on all the things I need to do.

Love:  What do I love?
I loved being in nature, seeing two cardinals, getting some wonderful spa treatments, laughing, drinking champagne, solidifying my purpose and vision for my life, being present in the moment, seeing the full moon high in the sky with stars all around, eating wonderful food and just finding my smile once again!  I am very blessed and grateful that I have the means to be able to take advantage of such activities and continue inviting these moments into my life!

Thought for the day:


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Because We Can!

This brought a smile to my face this week as the new single was released from Bon Jovi!  I think it's quite catchy and will look forward to hearing it a couple of times during the tour season!  I smile at the single, celebrate that a band after 30 years still has "it", and love the hope this song brings!  


And if you feel so inclined, please purchase on itunes.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Making progress and trying not to be perfect


Since the new year started, I've been wearing my fitbit and logging all my food in the app on my iphone.  I've actually been pretty good with my eating and have forced myself to get in a little more exercise than I probably would have done had I not known how many steps I had in the day or how close I was to hitting the ultimate goal of 10,000 steps.  For example, the other night, Bonnie and I met up at the mall and when I came home I noticed I only had 1100 steps to go to hit the 10,000 steps.  Since it was dark outside, and I didn't feel like jumping on the treadmill, I walked around in place and did some marching steps to hit the goal.  Actually felt like I really accomplished something before going to bed that night!  

I'm traveling this week, so am just hoping to make progress and be ok with not being perfect.  I aim to make good choices and try to get in a little exercise along the way.  I'm bringing snacks with me so I can refuse the Doubletree Chocolate Chip cookies that they'll give me upon arrival or all the other junk food in the training classes I'll be in all week.  I hope to have good will power this week!  I've got confidence that I will be keeping myself on track!

Smile:  What have I smiled about lately?
I saw Guilt Trip this weekend and thought it was quite good.  There were some funny parts and some touching moments, but all in all, was a good feel-good movie to see on a Saturday afternoon.

I also smiled that I finally was able to turn my car into the Acura Dealership and get that off my to-do list.  Was quite an ordeal getting it inspected and coordinating someone to pick me up at the dealership, but in the long run, it all went pretty smoothly. They are getting a great car, so I hope that someone else enjoys it as much as I did for the last three years!  Now...time to enjoy my sweet Volvo!  

Celebrate:  What I have celebrated lately?
I celebrate the fact that I don't have a leak in my roof!  As I was putting away my Christmas decorations, I noticed some water damage in my storage closet that caused great concern for me.  I called my brother to help deduce the situation and he thought that it could be the roof since we've had such bad hail and wind storms here over the last year or could be a simple problem like flashing that has come loose.  Luckily, Dennis, the Adjuster from USAA was able to come the next day and take a look and found that the problem is a simple fix, probably less than $200 total to do.  He also checked out my roof and said it's in good shape...WHEW!  I'm so glad that I don't have to replace that at this point!  He also gave me a FREE fire extinguisher!  I love USAA!  Such a great company! 

Love: What do I love?
I love that my elite status on American Airlines is still in effect until February!  I'm traveling the next two weeks and am so happy that I can take advantage of the Priority Access and hopefully use my upgrades too! Glad I can take advantage of some benefits before I'm stripped all all my fun perks!  I just wish I was flying somewhere far so I could earn the gold status back before end of February, but alas, that's not happening, so soon...I'll be one of the "commoners" again.  Guess it will help me be appreciative when I get it back again!

Thought for the day:
Cheers!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

It's been a long time since I've blogged and I decided to begin the new year once again sharing my thoughts, insights and life with those of you that read this.  I got out of the habit last year and realize now just how much joy and therapy this blog brought me in the past.  I want that again, so am resurrecting this blog and starting fresh again for this year! 

Not going to dwell on the past at this point.  I'm very excited about the new year and all that it will bring!  I don't know what that will all be, but I've been really looking forward to the countdown in Times Square occurring!  

Smile:  What have I smiled about?
I smile at the fact that a new fresh start is happening and I'm hopeful that this year will bring much peace, joy and love.  I'm ready to get started and just filled with glee that it's finally here!

Celebrate:  What do I celebrate?
I officially applied to go back to school and get a Masters in Organizational Behavior and Coaching at University of Texas at Dallas.  It's been on my list of things to do for several weeks now, and I finally did it time like the January 1 to start something new!  

Love:  What do I love?
I love my new toy...a FitBit One Tracker.  I have only used it one day, but love that it tracks my steps, syncs up to Fitness Pal App, and monitors my sleep patterns!  I love it already and feel that this may help me to be a little more active and make some better choices.  I have to get moving and get control of my weight (that is something I DON'T love!).  Only one day in, but so far, I think it's a good tool!  Highly recommend based on one day of use!

One Word
Each year I've picked a word to invite into my life and show up in a variety of ways.  While many of the times this word has played a few tricks on me, I'm hopeful that this year's word will truly bring me what I'm looking for...JOY.  I know that this positive word will bring something very exciting into my life and help me truly achieve my greatest be happy, healthy and full of peace!

Thought for the day:
The future is exciting!