Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Recipe for the New Year!

A sweet lady, Denise, from church sent this email. I thought it was great to share!

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to__________ today. I am thankful for______________'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, Issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this really matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch!

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:I am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year - With New Year's Resolutions!

Goodbye 2008 and hello 2009! It is hard to believe that 2008 is over and we are on to a new year. Of course with a new year is a chance to start new and fresh. This year I have a few resolutions that I want to work towards. Will I accomplish them? I hope so, but if not, I won't count myself as a failure, but it never hurts to put it out there as a goal!

1. Become healthier - Yes I could put loose weight, but then if I don't...I would not feel successful. But if I can eat healthier, exercise more and just improve my health, then I will accomplish this goal.

2. Draw Closer to God - Not only will this strengthen my faith and my witness, but I know it will strengthen my relationship with Braxton.

3. Spend More Time with Braxton - Although Braxton and I spend time together, we don't' get much one on one time. Conversations revolve around Parker, work or just stuff! We really want to spend more time together and throw in some one on one dates and hopefully we can take an anniversary trip together!

4. Take Time For Myself - Since Parker has been born, I have let "me" go. I can't tell you how long my toenail polish was on before I took it off the third weekend in December! But I am starting this resolution off the end of the month I am taking the afternoon off getting a one hour massage (thanks to my hubby) and a nice pedicure.

Whatever goals/resolutions you may have, I wish you good luck that you may accomplish them, and stick to them throughout 2009! HAPPY NEW YEAR!