The housekeepers were here yesterday and that means I have to put stuf away so they can clean. The house looks good now, there are still piles of junk mail I need to sort thru. Time to get back to Flylady’s 15 minutes of doing something. I will start on the papers.
I know I have too many possessions. I have magazines I will never read a second time, books, clothes, etc. I need to ge3t rid of them however I hate to just toss them in the recycling. I need to get over this habit of saving everything because it is trapping me.
Any suggestions 43ers?
A long conversation with a neighbor. Lots of listening and some smiles. Success.
There is a McDs near work and there is a young gal who works the cash register. She always seems happy and is talkative. Today I complimented her that I appreciate that she is so happy. That made her smile. It has to be challenging at times working at any fast food place so I am sure the compliment made her feel good about herself and her job.
I stopped by for a meeting at our main office and wanted a cup of coffee. They have a nice k cup machine so I made a cup of coffee. It is fun to use the machine and the coffee was perfect. It made the meeting much more pleasant. :)
There is a house I would like to buy in my neighborhood that I want to photograph. And I want to start riding again, so I will take a photo of a horse on the local horse path. Add a garden and chicken coop, and this could be fun checking out places to get photos.
Chatting in the mall with two friends. A warm day so we ended up sitting under the trees for some shade. It was super!
I bought some radishes at the farmer’s market this weekend and they had lovely greens attached. I was thinking about juicing the greens but then wondered if I could saute them. I found a simple recipe so I had a lovely plate of greens ready in about 5 minutes. They are tasty with butter, garlic, and pepper. (Then again I love almost anything with butter, garlic and pepper.) They weren’t bitter at all. I will keep this recipe around.
I had thought about complimenting 5 people a day, however for now I will tackle this goal. It will keep me focused on being positive and adding value to peoples’ lives.
Thanks for the goal FranSeaFlowers!
That was fast! And a friend is flying in from New Mexico to attend my graduation ceremony! Fun times will be here in a few weeks. I am getting excited now and am looking forward to moving on with my life as Dr. PasadenaSue!
I should get email updates as my application is processed. While I wait, I should plan a vacation where I will need my passport. Canada? Europe? Iceland? I have wanted to visit Iceland for years, maybe this is the year I get there. :) I can have fun planning a trip while I am waiting.
Walked today as it was a lovely day. Wow, the weather has been so nice lately that I just want to be outside all day long. It is perfect weather, which is why I always enjoy February!!
I realize I need to create one. I often put up pictures of my goals on bulletin boards, so this will be a more formal process of visualizing what I want in my life.
Plus it is fun to find pictures that represent my goals! I like this goal since it also allows me to be creative. :)
Are the biggest factors in my poor health. So my healthy decisions will include banishing fear and judgements from my thoughts. Being aware is the first step. I notice that I do judge a lot of things. I want to stop this habit and just accept things as they occur.
Wish me luck on this goal!!
I am watching to some youtube videos by Eckhart Tolle, and he made this statement. Powerful and scary. I never really thought about the idea that every thought I have is a judgement. Some of his other statements I have started to understand – I no longer need to add my 2 cents to every discussion. I listen far more than I used to. I don’t have to be “right” as often. But this statement is significant! If my thoughts are judgements then I want them to be positive!!
In Rome. Pay by weight. It was the best pizza I have ever eaten! So good that I would eat some and then walk around for an hour and then get another piece.
Wow, this goal brings back a lot of memories!
I was running errands and made a point of talking to a few strangers. One lady had a lovely blouse on, so I mentioned how nice it looked. Another lady looked like she was having a rough morning (this was at the doctor’s office) so I mentioned that things would get better. She was happy to talk to someone and I can tell she appreciated a kind word. And I spoke with some people at the Farmer’s market.
I would like to make a subgoal of complimenting 5 people a day. Why? Because by talking to a stranger and thinking of something nice to say to them, it gets me outside my head. Plus, most people are thrilled to have someone say something nice to them! And it helps me realize that sometimes I might say something that is awkward, however even reaching out to another person means I am taking a “risk” and that if my intentions are positive (and they always are), that the only thing that really matters is that I made the attempt to make someone’s day better. :)
I made up a little song that I sing in the morning when I am getting ready for work. It’s simple, easy to remember, and positive. I just sing it out loud and it makes me feel more confident.
And when I am out doing things and feel need a confidence boost, I can hum the tune or sing the words to myself. It works for me!
Saturday is the Farmer’s market so I decided to spend my 20 minutes buying healthy food and watching people. It was lovely out so I was happy to wander and look at produce. And I hope to get outside later this afternoon and walk again. Weekends are meant to be enjoyed!!
I read about this place on Yelp and decided to try it. It is small and there is outside seating on the south side of the street (which means it is in the shade this time of year). I stopped for coffee and then remembered reading that they sold great macarons. I ordered a turkey sandwich and coffee. The sandwich as tasty and the coffee strong. I sat outside and couldn’t help but overhear the conversation of the two high school girls sitting behind me. Ah high school….
After I finished lunch I went back to order dessert. I really enjoyed the salted caramel macaron. Nicely flavored and not overly sweet. The pistachio was too sweet for my tastes. I am glad that I tried them and may order one or two in the future.
Walking got me outside for my 20 minutes. Later on my friend and I ran some errands and while we waited for someone to arrive, we stood outside enjoying the sunshine. Mission accomplished!