Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happiness

This is something I found when I was doing some reading and it really hit home with me....

"I think it is this sense of completeness that brings women true happiness, and comes when the aspects of our lives are lined up according to our authentic selves. It is the exact opposite of the empty and unhappy feeling that comes when we are doing things because we think we "should be" to fit into social norms, or because of what others might think about us. I've seen many women who appear to be complete and happy from the outside, but on the inside, well, they're downright miserable. When I think about the women that I know that are truly happy, they all (1) "love" what they are spending the majority of their time doing (no matter what that is), (2) they have a healthy sense of self-confidence and feel little pressure to conform to others opinions, (3) they give more than they take, and (4) they make it a priority to take care of themselves."

Why is that I can relate to the first three and live the first three in my life everyday, but have a hard time with that last one? Why do women feel guilty when we do something for ourselves? I can think of a million other things to do for other people instead of doing even a simple act such as putting lotion on my feet! LOL! I think this is something I've been trying to work on the past several months and it has to become a priority.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Realizations....stolen from Stacy!

1. I have come to realize my job…is stable and I'm thankful for that. I love what I do and who I work with!
2. I have come to realize when I’m driving…I love my iPod. Gotta have my music!
3. I have come to realize that I need…love and support.
4. I have come to realize that I’ve lost…my baby. :-( She's almost ten!!!!!!
5. I have come to realize that I hate it when…people lie and cheat!
6. I have come to realize the people I like…are positive people!!!!
7. I have come to realize that money…doesn't grow on trees unfortunately!
8. I have come to realize that people...all have basically the same issues.
9. I have come to realize that I’ll always be....nuturing...can't help it. It's me.
10. I have come to realize that my Mom…is my rock.
11. I have come to realize my cell phone…is a HUGE part of my life.
12. I have come to realize that when I woke up this morning…I was so thankful that I have no more school until AUGUST!!!!!!
13. I have come to realize that last night before I went to sleep…I was worrying about Mike.
14. I have come to realize that right now I am thinking about...Food :-(
15. I have come to realize that my Dad…is extremly strong willed and does what he sets his mind to. I'm jealous of that!
16. I have come to realize that when I get on Facebook…I enjoy it so much more on my phone.
17. I have come to realize that today…is an awesome day...we're going to the water park!
18. I have come to realize that tonight…I will weigh in and no matter how little the loss is, it's still a loss!!!!
9. I have come to realize that tomorrow will be...The last day I see Madison for a week!
20. I have come to realize that I really want to… be more strong willed...have more will power
21. I have come to realize that my life…is what I make out of it.
22. I have come to realize that this weekend… will be fun as always
23. I have come to realize that my ex... will always be in my life for Madison.
24. I have come to realize that the best music is…something with a story.
25. I have come to realize that my friends…are always here for me.
26. I have come to realize that 2008...came and went and still nothing changed in my life!!!! :-(
27. I have come to realize that the last person I kissed…is the love of my life
28. I have come to realize that when people walk out of my life…they won't be forgotten