Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nov 10 ~ Accessing the Energy Within

Love waking up to dog messes all over the living room floor ~ NOT!! Before coffee, the messes needed to be cleaned ~ yuck.  I can only guess which dog made the messes but not for sure, of course.  I was frustrated ~ sometimes it doesn't pay to be the first one awake.  No use whining about it ~ it is not going to get cleaned up on its own ~ just get it cleaned up and move forward.

Accessing the Energy Within:
A quietly engaged mind is the root of a joyful and energized spirit. Life’s unpredictability can exhaust us or it can invigorate us, depending on how we react to the stimuli in our environments. When you respond to the unexpected with serene curiosity and interested enthusiasm rather than anxiety and worry, you’ll empower yourself to face challenges without becoming fatigued. Surprises and setbacks will become opportunities to utilize your innovative mind and your intellectual potential. As you employ the blessings the universe has given you to address your changing situation, a wellspring of energy will surge forth within you, giving you physical strength and fortifying your soul. Your energy will flourish today when you are fully engaged in making a positive impact on the problems plaguing your personal and professional projects.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nov 5 ~ Balancing Give & Take

Daylight Savings started ~ I like the extra hour but it plays havoc on my routine.  The Broncos had an early game and they won.  We roasted a chicken with all the trimmings ~ just like Thanksgiving ~ one of Heather's favorite meals so she stopped by to visit (plus do laundry).  Although, this may end soon because she is moving to a new apartment with one of her friends (breaking up with Alex) and it happens to have a washer & dryer in the apartment.  She claims she will still visit but now I'll have to come up with reasons for her to like cooking some awesome dinner or something.

Why Balance Give & Take:
By balancing the flow of giving and receiving in our relationships with others, we align ourselves with the natural universal rhythm of abundance and generosity. Aligning with this natural balance automatically helps us create a greater sense of balance in our lives. Rather than feeling guilty about what we receive, or resentful about what we give to others, we are able to embrace both phases with gratitude and joy, and create an ease of flow that brings harmonious balance to our relationships and our lives. As you embrace the flow of giving and receiving in your relationships today, you can bring forth a welcome sense of harmony and peacefulness to enhance your interactions with others.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nov 3 ~ Hospitality for the Self

Yesterday I called in a "well" day ~ it was not planned because I got up at O'dark thirty to prepare for a day of work but at 6:30 when I am supposed to be heading out the door, I decided to call in. I am happy that I did ~ it was not going to be a busy day at work for me so I didn't feel guilty about not showing up for work.
My husband and I went to eat breakfast at one of our favorite places ~ went Lowe's for a bit then home and I started painting my room upstairs while hubby worked on a project of his own in the garage. We braked for lunch at one of our favorite Chinese buffet places ~ toodled around Target afterwards ~ still too early to start our Friday Night date night of pool shooting so we went home for a bit. I finished a little more painting of my room ~ need to get that futon bed out, tho ~ it will be our Saturday (today) project. Went to our usual hangout but all the pool tables were being used so we went to the Darkside ~ we enjoyed our evening even tho Geo won our pool game series and it was just us two playing pool ~ their pool tables are awesome!!

Today's Lesson: Treating myself with respect and nurturing attention can contribute to a rested mind and balanced body. While most of us would go to great lengths to be gracious to our loved ones, we often forget that we deserve the same level of care and attention. By choosing to treat myself as well as I would treat my friends, I invest in a healthier and happier self. Not only does this make me feel more balanced in my life but it also results in a rested mind and energetic body that can help me care for those I love.