Monday, January 4, 2010
Friday, November 20, 2009
I use To Complain
Because I have No Shoes
Then, One Day I met A Man
Who Had No Feet..
There are very few things in life that have the power to encourage, inspire, and provide peace of mind and bring happiness all at the same time. Being thankful is one of those things.
On the surface level this brings us two occasions to feast on Turkey, and two times to gather with friends and family. On a deeper level it provides two distinct times to reflect on everything we have and to be thankful for Of course, no one needs to wait until Thanksgiving Day to be thankful. Instead, we should each develop the habit of thanksgiving so that we are thankful on a daily basis. There are so many benefits to being thankful that we simply can’t wait for special occasions to be thankful. This is true (and perhaps easier) when things are good in life, but it is also true (and perhaps even more important) in tough times. Whatever your situation,
Clearly we all have many things to be thankful for..
What are you thankful for ?
Posted by J♥ at 3:09 PM
what you learned today
munchies and soul-searching chats
accepting yourself today, body and soul
being excited about today
a meeting in which colleagues get excited about an idea
when parents accidentally clean up something you were supposed to
Posted by J♥ at 4:51 AM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Do You sometimes wonder why You are not destined for greatness?
Surely how you see yourself is much more important than how others see you? No matter how "great" someone else is considered to be they are the furthest thing from your mind when things are going wrong/right in your own life. Besides a lot of the people who are considered "great" now were hated, humiliated and belittled throughout their lives and only considered "great" close to or even after their death. Do you, be you and live your life to the full, that is when average men and average women become great human beings. Whether you will be like Mother Teresa or Richard Branson is not important what is important is that you become the You that you are destined to be by proving that you are worthy of the greatness that you are capable of.
Posted by J♥ at 6:58 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009
My everyday Life Story !
I came down with a blinding headache that knocked the wind out of me. The doctor diagnosed a sinus infection after one glance up my nose with those little reverse tweezer spreaders. He gave me the prescription, the thing you go there for, and off I went to take my drugs like a good girl.
But in this case, the drugs didn't make me feel better and in fact I began feeling a lot worse. Reluctantly, My Docs decided He couldn't avoid sending me to a specialist and he couldn't hide his concern when he used the little tweezer spreaders. He declared my sinuses abscessed and proceeded to drain them immediately. Not only was the procedure very unpleasant but seeing what had been hiding in my sinuses was downright disgusting. It seems that the original doctor made a correct diagnosis but hadn't brushed up on which drugs actually kill sinus bacteria. In fact, the wrong antibiotic had allowed the bacteria to flourish. ...
Follow-up x-rays showed that most likely permanent damage had occurred and a complete recovery was not in my future. What was in my future was a full blown sinus infection every 30 days. That's a lot of sinus infections. Over the years, it was determined that I had no physical abnormalities that could be surgically corrected and different drug therapies were unsuccessful. Finally My specialist said to take my drugs four times a year and everything would be fine. No big deal.
In the quiet of the very early morning, I was sitting in the dark in my living room, clearing out the e-mail that comes through during Im Off..... Deciding it was time to get rid of some of the regular junk, I scrolled down to the bottom of the first one and clicked on the unsubscribe link. I watched the "requesting" blue line at the bottom of the screen move so damned slow and fought the urge to use the back space button which would cancel the whole procedure because it seemed impossible to wait another second. I remembered how painfully slow it was, although when I first got it, just having internet capabilities on my phone seemed nothing short of miraculous. Then I couldn't wait to get the higher speed version, but now, in the peace of my Computer I order Clear high Speed the Best As I ever Had Remind me Drake Song hahahaah You Da Best I ever had , stressful, I simply couldn't bear to be patient With Slow Ass Internet Yo ! while the blue line made it all the way across the screen :-)
Fast forward Recent weather change like its added my health issues . My tender sinuses were acting up causing the whole side of my face to hurt. a dear Docs I worked with , insisted that I try her neti pot. It looked like a tea pot in which she put warm water and a little scoop of salt. She taught me how to lean over the sink, turn my head, and pour the warm water through one nostril as it came out the other. When I lifted my head and blew my nose, it cleared my sinuses and alleviated the pain. She promised if I used it every day, my sinus problems would be a thing of the past. I smiled and said to myself that she just didn't understand the longevity and severity of my sinus issues and no pot was going to cure me. But it felt so good that I bought my own when I got home and began using it religiously. The next sinus infection cycle came as always. But the one after that never came. I skipped a sinus infection for the first time in over 20 years thanks to that little pot.
I'm the first one to tell you that once you are sick, it's probably best to take your medicine. . And once one of those regular sinus infections came on, wild horses couldn't keep me from that bottle of antibiotics. It's what we do when we are well, how we may avoid being sick in the first place, that should be on our minds. ...
Our self-image, who we perceive ourselves to be, is not usually a work in progress. We are good at believing that we are who we are and we do things a certain way because of it. Im A highly motivated person, it is hard for me to see constructive rest as anything but slacking. That is foolish, of course, and I know better, but it is ingrained. Sometimes we use our self-image as an excuse not to change, feeling we should be accepted and loved for who we already are.
Can we force ourselves to examine the big picture ? and truly decide not just who we are, but who we want to be? Are we brave enough to admit the effect of certain behaviors on our health and then make the change necessary to improve the quality of our lives? And why is it so hard? I do know one thing. Despite being overjoyed to see that full bottle of antibiotics still in my cabinet, the one that was waiting for the next sinus infection that never came, there is a part of me that feels a little lost. Those quarterly events, no matter how dreaded, had become part of my story, ingrained into my self-image. Now I am not the woman who gets the infections every 30 days. I am the woman who stopped the infections after 20 years . I'll take the latter. Now that wasn't so bad, was it?....
Posted by J♥ at 1:57 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
LIFE GET INSPIRED =♥=BY JOBe happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead." - Scottish Proverb
Everyone says, "How the time flies." The days go by and they are years, and the years finally become our whole life. Each daily portion can be wasted, or it can be a pleasure, before it is gone forever. If a bedtime review of the day concludes that we were too stressed, too busy, didn't accomplish anything, didn't have any fun, then it has been another lost piece of precious life.
Perhaps we are putting off our enjoyment until we have more time, or money, or some other improved condition. The trouble with that is that it might never happen, or it may be too long in coming. It's so important to accept this time, this very minute, as something of tremendous value that will very soon be gone forever. There are many ways to ensure that we make the best of our time here on earth.
In our daily routine let's include time to enjoy others and thus ourselves. Look and wonder at the trees, fields and mountains, smell the flowers, hear the birds, and watch the clouds in the sky.
"This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it." - Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Face your problems bravely, confidently, and improve on your situation, no matter what state it be in. Be good to feel good. Be active and improve your mind. Laugh, relax, and sleep well.
Life is mostly froth and bubble;
Two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another's trouble,
Posted by J♥ at 5:46 PM
Friday, November 6, 2009
The bright reds and purples we see in leaves are made mostly in the fall. In some trees, like maples, glucose is trapped in the leaves after photosynthesis stops. Sunlight and the cool nights of autumn cause the leaves turn this glucose into a red color. The brown color of trees like oaks is made from wastes left in the leaves.
It is the combination of all these things that make the beautiful colors we enjoy in the fall.
love fall. It is hands down my favorite season. I do love the leaves, and the feeling of cool crisp air, and the newness of the season. But the main reason I love it is that the fall wardrobe is so much more me than any other season.
Pants, jackets, sweaters, vests. I love them all, and feel super comfortable in my fall clothing. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way about the season and clothing it brings, but for me it is definitely love this season
I feel most comfortable--most safe even--wearing layers, sweaters over long sleeve shirts, jackets and vests. It's also much easier to find clothing that fits with my own style presentation in the fall.
Posted by J♥ at 12:42 PM