I had an amazing day with my kiddos… We ate some Filipino food and played some games on the wii… We also caught up on how we are all doing and of course laughed a lot… It was a perfect day with my kids.. I couldn’t ask for anything more, best gift a mother could have on her special day…
Have a great day!
I got quite bored waiting for the guys to fix our water heater today, so I decided to make these two scarves… It took me a couple of hours to make them.. They turned out really pretty.. My favorite is the Sienna..
That’s right, I am forty five years old today!!!!! OMG! It seems like it was only yesterday I was chasing my kids around… Now their all in their twenties and living their lives ….. What the hell??? Does no one care that in five years I will be the big 5-0…I’m so scared.. I hope it’s as fabulous as my forties…..
My foot is still not healed completely so it’s making me very depressed not being able to exercise. I have gained probably about 10lbs since my surgery.. I feel pretty depressed about it. I hate not being able to exercise. Exercising to me is everything… It makes me feel so much better after I do it… I am very much looking forward for my foot to heal completely so that I can exercise again…
I had an amazing time at my daughter Liz’s new house this weekend for a BBQ! All the pups were there except for my two. I love hanging out with my kiddos.
This is really hard for me to admit, but yes I have depression. It surely isn’t fun having it specially when many people don’t understand the illness. Some people believe you should be able to just snap out of it.. Wish it was that easy. I’ve probably had depression all my life but when I was younger it was a lot easier to deal with. But now that I’m older and in menopause it’s definitely much harder. I also believe it runs in the family. I know my mother has it too, but she’s so scared to go to the doctor for it… She keeps saying she doesn’t want to take any kind of medication, but what she doesn’t understand is it might truly help her to see a doctor and she doesn’t necessarily have to be on medication.. She just needs someone outside the family to talk to. But as for me I take medication every day for my depression. It has helped me tremendously. But I do have days when I don’t feel so good, like today.. And I can’t just snap out of it.. So what I usually do is knit, read or do some kind of project… And if that doesn’t work I go for a drive by the beach and sometimes I find a parking spot and just sit and watch people go by… I love people watching. It’s so much fun!!! And it gets me in a better mood… But I haven’t been able to go for a drive today. My foot is hurting and a bit swollen. It still has ways to heal. And I keep walking without my crutches, which I shouldn’t be… I got yelled at by my doctor for it last week… I’ve never had a doctor do that to me before… Any ways, I’ll think about it tomorrow. After all tomorrow is another day!!!
The temptation to hold on too tightly to things we need to let go of can be overwhelming. A bad relationship, trouble at work, money problems, or a general dissatisfaction with our stations in life are common things that keep us up at night. Most of the things we worry about the most are things we cannot change, and yet, we let them wreak havoc on our health and well-being. Teaching ourselves to let go of unnecessary worry is the only way to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Focus on what can be changed.
The best way to come up with a solution to a problem is to meditate on possible solutions. But what if your problem cannot be solved? We cannot change anything but ourselves, so everything else is not worth the energy it takes to worry about it. Look at every situation that worries you and ask, what can I change about myself to make this situation better? if there is nothing more you can do, you must trust that it will work out for the best and that you did everything you could. Focusing your valuable time and energy on improving your habits and outlook will yield much better results than any other pursuit.
Take a chance.
Humanity’s entire history has led to the amazing masterpiece that is you. You are capable of wondrous things that will shock and inspire not only yourself, but those around you. You will never know what you can do, however, unless you let go of fear and take a chance. Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone will make you confident and will build to a collection of skills and experiences that are uniquely yours. Let go and talk to new people , go somewhere different, or try a new hobby,and you will be free of the limits you think you have.
Make a difference in the world.
The deepest peace in our hearts and most important legacies we leave are all results of the differences we have made in the lives of others. Creating something that leaves the world a better place than when we found it banishes the fears and doubts that hold us back. Let go and do what you can to make a connection with someone else and your life will have purpose and meaning. Every day is a new chance to do something that makes a difference.
Happiness comes easiest to those who aren’t looking for it. If you cannot let go of the things you can’t control, they will only control you. Take a chance, make a difference, and do not allow fear and doubt to hold you back.