I have spent over a year putting memes together each week. They are all original quotes by me. All the photos are pictures I have taken unless I sited otherwise. It took a lot of time to put this together but I am excited that I have them all in one spot. I would be grateful if you had a spare 8 minutes to check them all out. Please feel free to let me know which one is your favorite.
Have an amazing day and as always I am so grateful for all of your support and following.
There is no better way to stay positive, eat less, and stay healthy then to keep doing positive things in your life. You know things you love to do, things that make you happy. Let me ask you this: When you are whitewater rafting, riding your bike through the mountains, or hiking atop a glacier, were you thinking about food? NEVER! Now it would be a little challenging to do those things daily but you can certainly keep busy doing other things like going for a walk, reading a book, learning a new language, or even picking up a new hobby. If you keep yourself busy with life you certain make less time for eating, and less time soaking in any negatives!
It sounds weird but it is so simple and I am doing it right now! As if working a full time job and keeping up with my regular blog post is not enough, in my last post you will see I have taken on a number of goals. My April goals really amount to eating healthier, eating less, and exercising more. Those are certainly not bad ways to keep busy.
My goals certainly got the best of me over this last week. I am not here to make excuses but I am here to say that I stumbled upon numerous challenges only in week one. You know what? I did not meet all my goals, but I have done something more important than that, I kept busy and I tried my best! That is really all you can ask of yourself and I am positive that there is room for improvement.
One of my goals was I wanted to do 50 miles a week walking, biking, or kayaking. Even though I showed signs of failure in this goal only doing 30 miles, I am not gonna give up. All these new goals have certainly kept me busy and tested my will power but I only look at the positive side of my efforts and I have 5 fewer pounds to show for it.
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Test this out for yourself. I am no doctor but just keep yourself busy with things you love and watch your mood and your health change. Love your life, it is the only one you have!
The more positive you are the less doubt you carry. Conquer your fears and you can do anything. Success lies within your level of determination. Don’t let negative influences cloud your journey. Don’t let failure stop you from moving forward. Live your life finding all the positives and be grateful for the results.
Sometimes you have to give up everything to find the one thing you want the most. Only the strong can make that risk. Only the strong can let go of every comfort they know. Only the strong can venture away from a career they have mastered for something new. Only the strong can walk away from people that love you and the people you love. Only the strong can fail 100’s of times and still reach for what is right in their heart. We can do anything. You can do anything, you are strong. You just have to take that risk and get started. There are better things out there for your life, you have to be strong enough to go after them.
Slowly but surely I will find where I belong and search the planet to find those that share my same views as we unite. I will climb my mountain of failures and raise a flag that says “I’M NOT DONE YET” If I can breathe there is still hope for something better. If I have a heart beat I can still love, and my soul will guide me. All I have to do is listen, hope for the best in life and be grateful for anything hope brings me because this is my life! I decide my life.
The easiest most attractive path is not always the right one and before long you are too comfortable for change. Get uncomfortable and change your path. Change your life, take risks, and be strong. You are not done yet!
Step 1. Believe
Step 2. Succeed
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Usually I use Wednesdays to talk about ways of positivism but I am going to change it up for a worthwhile story about going to the Chinese buffet.
2 Fridays ago I went by myself to the Chinese buffet. A well known fact about me is that I LOVE buffets and I cannot resist going to them. The daughter of the owner was talking and giggling to her mother while I was paying my check.
The mom then asks me “do you work at (censored) Elementary School?”
I said “yes I do.”
“My daughter says she sees you at P.E.” (Physical Education)
“Yes that would make sense; she must be in first grade.”
I turned to the daughter and told her to make sure she said hi to me the next time she saw me in P.E.
I did not see her the whole week but I did end up going to the same buffet this past Friday. I saw her there but I did not say anything. I sat down went about my business stuffing my face with Americanized Chinese food. That little girl came up to me and asked if I remember her. Of course I did. She was also sad that she did not see me at all last week. I asked for her name and made sure she knew mine.
The little girl said, “I am going to run up to you in P.E. and see if you remember my name!”
This adorable conversation went on for about a half hour or so while I was eating. At first she was standing by me then eventually she sat down in the booth across from me.
In her innocence I doubt she knew that she made my night. So sweet of her to sit and chat with me, so thankful for her mom to trust me, and so grateful for not only a full stomach but a full heart as well that Friday night.
Children are the future of our existence. If we can mold their innocence into a more positive life and way of thinking, we can certainly look for a better tomorrow. We need to be positive ourselves in order to share that positive image for our children. We need to live a positive lifestyle in order for our children to lead a positive life. They don’t learn positivism from books, movies, or lesson plans; they learn from the connection from your heart and soul to theirs. Positivism is as innocent as a child, why not nurture our inner child in order for our children to have the opportunity to live a more positive life!
I literally could start a whole new blog just on my interactions with the students at my school. My experience with working on the cruise ship was amazing but my journey working with elementary school students is a far more amazing experience at heart. Love ourselves, love to children, and love the future!
To get past your problems within all you have to do is learn to let go, learn to move on. Make more time for the things that matter most.
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
I discovered Les Brown only a few weeks ago. He encompasses who I want to be. He talks about goals, change, greatness and positivism. Goals are my life and big changes have become part of my life as well. Les Brown is a motivational speaker inspiring people to follow their dreams. His famous phrase is “it’s possible.” He is correct, for all of us it is possible. Go for everything you want in life, shoot for the moon. You are going to discover so much inspiration on your journey and even if you don’t get there you still know you are great and you earned every part of your life. You will still land among the stars.
You don’t hear about when the tears drop from my face. You don’t hear about the negativity I fight with to stay positive. You don’t hear about many of the challenges I face through change. Every bit of it exists in my life. I am human I make mistake, I fail, I fall, but in the end of the challenges I stand in victory, be it big or small, because I am shooting for the moon. With my never give up attitude and my will to always do my best, I always learn ways to be more positive about my life and the lives of others around me. Love your life, love your journey and love the destinations you reach for.
If you have 4:30 minutes you really should watch this sample of Les Brown. Have a great weekend, I love all of you.
A blog post inspired by a new friend of mine.
This is all you need to tell yourself. Not just right now, but every moment of your life you need to tell yourself “I am great”. Why you ask? Well, because you are. You are great; every person out there is great.
At least one unique reason makes us greater then everyone else. Look into yourself and there are plenty more reasons why you are great. If you can get up every morning and tell yourself you are great, I guarantee you will have an amazing day. With the mentality of being great you are unstoppable. Not only be great to yourself, be great to others as well. You have the greatness in you; it just has to be let out.
Telling yourself you are great will wash your troubles away. It will help you live a more positive life. Having an amazing life is your choice and it starts within, so why not say “I am great” and get on that road to more amazing things in your life.
Right now think of all the things you are good at….. now say “I am great”
Next, think of all the things you are not so good at….now say “I am great”
WHOA………..I….AM….GREAT! Everyone who reads this is great, everyone who does not read this is great, and they just don’t realize how great they could be. So next time you feel down remember, I am great. Next time someone puts you down get in their face and tell them that they are great. When they confusingly ask, “why” you say “Because I am Great” Ha EVERYONE IS GREAT!
“Life is hard but life is also fun, why not be great through it.”