Monday, May 20, 2019

Plan Purpose Promises

A lovely friend of mine had her beloved husband suddenly taken from her.
In a text of encouragement to her I quoted Jeremiah  29:11
Her reply was “ I am waiting to hear His Plan”

My text reply :
Funny you ask that question?
It gave me pause to think about it.

“I think “ not knowing the full scope of his plan for our lives is about trusting him.
It’s like driving using Siri to give us direction. We didn’t put in the destinations and we just have to follow Siri directions when we’re told where to turn and went to turn.

Waiting on the Lord, reading his word, calling upon him to give  strength courage and the Will to keep  on goin is like  trusting Siri to give us directions when we don't know where we are going.

The question  of “why “never leaves our heart when we see our lives take a different direction.  Yet the comfort and confidence of knowing God‘s Purpose (when I don’t understand the plan) is to bring glory to his name, it is the essence of what keeps us living.

I can’t help but think if our "only" focus is on the end destination we will miss out on all the beautiful things out the window as we drive down the road.

Today I πŸ™ pray you see the beauty 🌷 of  God‘s hand in the little things that’s around you.  And with hope in your heart you know that God has great things in store for you.  I pray each day HE fills the void in your heart ♥️ with His presence.

A big virtual hug to you
With love πŸ’• your sister in Christ

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Day 3

Well, I'm proud of myself.

Baby Steps!  (Love "What about Bob" movie)

I wasn't kidding about setting realistic goals for exercise.

Do what you love or in my case "like" and start VERY VERY Slowly with "baby step" goals.

Yap,  3 minutes last night for exercise turned in to a whole 4 minutes.  LOL
The day was slipping away.  I had the usual energy for motivating myself to exercise.
But fortunately I have that silly looking bright orange board smack dab in the middle of the family room in full view  It is the  slimplyfitboard.com .  So, I got out of the reclined position I was in watching TV and said to myself.  "Self, do it while the dumb commercials are on"  Yes,  commercials are about 3-4 minutes.  Perfect!

As I thought this mindset does reinforced how NON-Painful it was to do a few minutes of exercise.  Ok, I got it. What is the benefit of twisting for 3 minutes?  It isn't the  physical exercise but the "mental" exercise of developing a habit of exercise.  I know how this works.... it's a mind game getting ourselves to exercise.

We are selfish by nature.  We only "want" to do what feels good.  Now, for most of us sitting and eating mindlessly while watching TV  is what feels good at the moment.  Then we become very sad when putting on our skinny jeans. Why because we "mentally beat ourselves up" over sitting and mindlessly eating while watching TV when we should be MOVING and getting some exercise.

So, starting out with "telling ourselves"  we can manage 3 minutes creates an empowerment that will evolve into "Hey, this isn't so bad, I can do more than 3 minutes".  Eventually the goal is to exercise  at least 30 minutes a day.  10 minutes warm up 10 minutes cardio blast and 10 minutes cool down.
Weight bearing for bones and cardio for overall health! I am well aware of the drill.

As I said, today I actually got on my elliptical machine!  Yap, turned on the church service I normally watch on the couch with a cup of coffee and instead  at a very low stress impact did a casual 10 minutes.
Yippee.... I am on my way to developing a consistent new habit for the next 30 days!

Collagen Shake in the morning
Some form of exercise every day!


Ciao... feeling strong... feeling brave and ready to Rejoice, Pray and Praise God for what He has done for me.



Saturday, March 9, 2019

Challenge Myself - Accountability 30 day blog

Blog to self   😜

It is recognized that journalizing or blogging is healthy!

Let me cut to the chase.

After some "google" research" (cracks me up that in nursing school it would take me hours in a library to  preform "research" ) I have decided to challenge myself with a new habit for 30 days.

This is always a struggle for me to do anything more than once!


Yesterday was day one for making a special soothe to help with symptoms and effects of what I am "fighting" Lupus/Rheumatoid Arthritis.

And adding insult to injury I will make a commitment to myself to exercise at least 3 minutes a day.
Ok, laughable?  Not really.  It is very important to set realistic goals.  For me... 3 minutes is realistic!
In all honesty when I set out to exercise for 3 minutes (elliptical machine)... I usually hit at least 10 minutes.  BUT,  mentally I say to myself  THREE MINUTES!  Ridiculous that we can "trick" ourselves mentally.  But it's true.

I am a firm believer in the power of the mind.  Think Positive!  Make positive statements.  That is why I stated "I am fighting a recent diagnosis".
NEVER accept a symptom by saying  "I have..."  That is taking possession and allowing it to take residence in your body.

Anyway, I digress.

My smoothy is made with a scoop of "Multi collagen protein" that "I believe" will repair  inflammation issues in my body.

Today I feel great.
Recipe  today:
    1 ring of fresh pineapple
    Martinelle's Apple juice (4 oz) because I needed liquid
    1 stalk of celery
    Fresh Ginger
    Crushed Ice.

a piΓΉ tardy !


Monday, July 31, 2017

When I am Old or Grow Bitter or Better

I have said for sometime now that I need to write down all the things I "do not" want to do when I am old.


For instance:

Feel the need to always speak my mind out loud....
            Example:  That is a ridiculous outfit that girl is wearing  (judgements)
                              My soup is too salty (complaints everyone at the table hears)
                              The world is going to hell in a hand basket  (Negative)

Share "when I was a kid" stories...
            Example:  When I was a kid we had only a black and white TV with two channels!
                              I use to keep a dime in my shoe incase I needed to call home
                              We had only one phone in the house and if someone needed to make a
                                     call you had to end your conversation.
                               We actually "dialed" the phone.

Move  far away from Family ....  then expect them to come help take care of me

Say stuff like - Why don't you ever call me ?

What I hope is that I will be a sweet little old lady.  Content with who I am and where I am.
    Grateful for each day God gives me and show my gratitude by not being a burden on those
    around me.

What I hope is I forgive and release those who have hurt my feelings, done things that caused me
disappointments, heartache etc.

What I pray for is that I grow better.... Find the strength to take care of myself (stay clean, brush my teeth).... put on lipstick and wear a smile!

Be a seasoned wise women of pray and thanksgiving

........I am sure I will add to this....

I think I'll start now being the "Old" women I hope to be .... A little girl in an old lady body.


Ciao!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your choice or what Train are you on?



Filling your mind with Daisy! 

How beautiful   

Yet, it is our choice where our mind wanders to and takes a ride...  similar to finding your self on the wrong train headed to the wrong destination.  

Not sure how you got on the train but for "Heavens Sake" 
GET OFF if it's not the "Happy Day Express".  LOL

It is a natural occurrence that given life situations we may have our minds suddenly preoccupied with negative thoughts.... Thoughts that raise our pulse or plummet us into feeling of sadness, despair or hopelessness.

Self Awareness is all about Taking a Breath and taking appraisal of how we are feeling, what we are thinking .

As I have said multiple times in my blog... health and wellness is about balancing our life.
Physically, Mentally and Spiritually

What is NOT in our control are the actions of others.  
What is in OUR control is how we respond.

My choice.... is to jump into the situation... swim around thinking about it... mulling it over
... and then get OUT OF THE POOL and see  what I was just swimming in. (This is Self Awareness)

Mentally and Spiritually reading and contemplating God's Scriptures to SEE  the situation and RESPOND according to God's Word.

A painful situation of seeing people around me embracing negative  thoughts by succumbing to FEAR is the pool of sadness I was swimming  in UNTIL ....

I CHOOSE to fill my mind with Daisy!  
The action I took to help is actually capturing a picture .. Looking at it and then turning my thoughts to 
God's  amazing Creation 
His Promises seen in his Creation

God's Strength and Beauty can be seen if we look!

I can't change the actions of others however,  I can Change the Train (Train of Thought) and 
buy a ticket to get on the Train of  Truth and Faith
I can choose to FILL my Mind with Daisy's

HIS WILL BE DONE

HE WILL HEAL and COMFORT

HE is to be glorified in ALL my Responses

Amen and WHOO WHOOO 
Getting  on the right "TRAIN of thought"


Philippians 4:8-9New International Version (NIV)

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think (DAISYS) about such things. 
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.