Social media is a tough place to participate in daily. 🤷🏻♀️
It’s a place where people share through the lens of love and kindness, but also through the lens of fear and negativity. We have to choose how we will participate…which lens will we use? 🤔
We have to not only filter what we post, but filter out the negativity and fear of others. It is an influence to our daily mental grind and actions towards others.
Today is Random Acts of Kindness today. Do something kind for a stranger. Do something kind for a friend. Do something kind for a family member. Pay for the prison behind you in the drive through. Not going out today? Send a note in the mail or through messenger to brighten a friend’s day. Big or small, the act is never wasted. 🌞🤗🥰
Sometimes I just don’t feel like doing certain things. 🤦♀️ Who can relate? 🙋♀️ Ugh!
It doesn’t even have to be something hard either. It could just be that I’m feeling lazy, and don’t want to get out of bed on cold mornings! Or taking my makeup off at night! 🤷♀️
Sometimes, we allow our “feelings” to get in the way of our goals. I want to build positive habits that become second nature to me, just as I did when I learned to brush my teeth daily. Habits that are ingrained into my daily routine. Habits that when completed, help me towards my goals my dreams. Determination is the only thing can help me with the transition though. You have to find it within yourself!💯
I love Christmas decorations, but I hate decorating! 🤣 There I said it out loud. 🤷♀️
Let’s face it, I have a lot of decorations, and it takes time to put them up. Time I’d rather use doing other things. 🤦♀️
However, I guess it’s in my genes to go overboard. I come from a long line of Christmas decorators. We have themes and colors, and we build on it each year.
However, I wouldn’t change it for anything! When I start unboxing my favorite things, I smile…I remember Christmas pasts, friends, family, and parties. I remember my mother and grandparents’ love of Christmas. I love creating new experiences too, and I want to pass on that love to my boys. It’s in their genes too.🎄
(Head over to my Facebook page to see more decorations.)🎅
Good or positive thoughts?💬
I’m going knock off things from my to do list!
I’m going to finish getting the decorations done tonight.
I am brave enough to go after my dreams.
I am going to lose those last 10 lbs.
Bad or negative thoughts? 💬
I never have time to get anything done.
No one ever listens to me.
I never have any self control so why bother trying to lose those last 10 lbs.
My dreams will never come true… they will eventually fade and I’ll just have to get over it.
It’s time to #choosejoy. It’s time to take control of you…your thoughts and your actions. You were fearfully and wonderfully made! It is intended for you to live life abundantly! The choice is yours. Do something! 💪💯😍
October 1st, I started the challenge inspired by Rachel Hollis where you intentionally live the last 90 days of the year as intentionally as you would the first 30 days if the new year. Along with a gratitude and dreams journal, we track our 5 to Thrive; 5 daily activities which includes dining more water, moving your body for 30 minutes daily, and giving up one food that does not bless your body.
Richard and I have given up carbs for the 90 days and are following the keto diet. This has been an easy diet to add to our premium nutrition that we get daily from our 3 simple steps. I’m excited to say that in the last 60 days, I’ve lost 24.8 lbs! 💪
While I don’t always complete all 5 items each day, I have been able to stick with my diet every day even through Thanksgiving! One more month of holiday celebrations, and I’m happy to have a strong habit built going into December. 😍
My grandmothers were both good storytellers. Whether it was Granny talking about running the telephone switchboard at Tyler Pipe or Mema talking about switching out the computer key cards at IBM, they always captured my attention. I remember one holiday meal, Granny told a story that took up the whole meal, and still finished her meal at the same time we finished….now that’s an art!😉
These stories were captivating. They were full of details and humor. They were full of history.❤
As I get older, I want to have good stories full of passion for helping others, full of love and family memories, and full of living life. Those are the decisions I’m determined to make. 😍
I love finding the little joys in life. This morning, I was able to order my groceries online instead of spending 1.5 hours at the grocery store. When I went back to add items to the order, not once but twice, no one was frustrated with me over my forgetfulness. 🤣🤷♀️
Sometimes we have it all together, and other times, we are just trying our hardest to figure it all out, but finding joy in the journey is the key. Oh, and not having to worry about money for groceries, there is joy in that too…❤😍💯