Well today since its rainy and filled with gloom I thought I’d share a photo with you of some lilies in bloom.
Have a wonderful Monday !
Hello Monday and a Happy Afternoon to all!
A little museful poetic aside for you today.
by Joelle Wilson
Today I am moving at a snail’s pace,
I woke up tired with a lack luster expression
on my face and as I try and try
I just can’t seem to wipe the sleep
out from my eyes,
and I really need to
I have things I want to do,
wish all I had to was raise up
my fingers and snap,
but I think what I’ll do is
Happy Monday Everyone!
This Monday morning finds me tired, tired but still ready to start something new.
It could be the new revisions for the book, new designs for the jewelry, learning more about the new photo editing software I recently installed on the computer, or something else entirely that I haven’t encountered yet today.
Not exactly sure what the new will turn out to be today, but I’m looking forward to it.
Although I am feeling a wee bit tired this fine Monday morning, I am keeping positive thoughts on having a good day.
I am also sending goodly positive vibes out to you for a happy good day for you too.
Good Morning Monday!
Good Morning everyone!
So this morning I was wondering about the number 2.
It’s interesting to me in a mathematical sense because I had a mathematical thought today.
Here is how the thought happened or occurred or something….
The number 2 seems different than other numbers.
2 x 2 = 4 and
2 + 2 = 4.
1 + 1 = 2 and 1 x 1 = 1
3 x 3 = 9 but 3 + 3 = 6
4 + 4 = 8 but 4 x 4 =16
5 + 5 = 10 and 5 x 5 = 25
I did the calculations through 12 x 12 = 144 but 12 + 12 = 24 and oh man my mind went into overdrive for this thought. Why is this so? :)
Silly mind that I have. I mean there must be a mathematical reason for all of this but I didn’t get that far into the thought because I had to get up and start my day.
I think things that maybe no one else I know thinks. Maybe. At least I do when it’s early in the day.
What are thinking about today?
Whatever it is you are thinking, make it goodly thoughts that will lead to goodly action that will lead to a positive day for yourself.
p.s. you thought I was going to say goodly again didn’t you. :)
It’s still simmering there in the back of my mind though, waiting it’s turn to come up front.
Happy Monday and Good Morning!
First of all I want to start out sating ‘Good Morning!” again. :)
Second of all I would like to tell you about a little positive thinking experiment I have been doing for a week. Starting off with a little background info that led to the experiment.
I had found myself becoming mired down in the murky-mucky of negativity. I started to feel overwhelmed with all of the things that I needed to accomplish. Not just the daily activities of cleaning the house but also looking at the things I needed to accomplish as a writer, mother, crafter of jewelry, and photographer. I also needed to go through all of the boxes that I recently brought home from the storage unit that I had for a year. Those boxes are dusty and kind of stink from that dust.
I saw all of these things to do as one huge task and I started to feel as if it were physically weighing me down. I didn’t like it at all, no not one bit. All of this crap, all of this ….
I felt the negative energy filling up my body and it colored the way I looked at everyday life. I started to not like anything. Even the smallest thing to do felt like a mountain. I was completely overwhelmed with life, that was how I felt. All I wanted to do was find a cave to go into so I could hide. I became depressed, irritable , and bitchy towards everyone and everything. Then I was irritable towards myself for being irritable towards everyone else. A cycle of negativity was born.
I didn’t like it but I didn’t feel like I could change anything for the better so I just gave in to it. I allowed that negativity to take over and control how I saw things and how I reacted to things. I had been fighting it for a while now and it actually felt good to just let It win. Not the best choice for a happy life but it was what I had chosen.
Lately it started to get worse. I didn’t like it anymore, I wanted something different. I wanted to change. I didn’t know how. I’d forgotten how to let it go and be happy again.
I started reading a book titled “When You’re Falling Dive” by Cheri Huber. A good friend of mine recommended it to me. As I was reading it, the words began to take hold in my subconsciousness. I agreed with the words and feeling of what I was reading but still didn’t know how to get it going inside of me. What I didn’t realize at the time was that it was taking root. I just needed to feed the ideas so that they would grow. A few couple of weeks went past.
Then, and I don’t know exactly when but I know it was in the middle of the night, I had an epiphany of sorts. I knew that I could go on feeling weighed down, exhausted, crappy, disgusted with life and everything in it, or I could consciously change that mode of thinking.
So I changed the thinking thing.
It was as if I flipped a switch and changed my point of view about what I was doing and how I was reacting to life. It wasn’t easy for me and I actually argued with myself about the pros and cons of even attempting this changing thinking thing. So I made a deal with myself about it.
I would, for one week, wake up every morning thinking that it was a good day regardless of how I physically felt or what was going on around me. I repeated this to myself through out the day. It was weird at first, but as the first day became the second, then the third, and so on…
I remembered something.
I remembered how good it felt to feel good.
For too long now I had chosen (for one reason or another), to allow the negativity around me to infect me. It did feel like an infection too. I felt tired, worn out, like I was coming down with a cold when really it was only the typical allergies thing. I could see then, just how much I had allowed the negativity to seep into every space in my being.
I didn’t berate myself for feeling negative, I actually felt thankful for the opportunity to re-learn how good it feels to feel good.
After a solid week of doing this positive thinking in the morning thing, I feel good and I’m sticking with it.
I know that I may slip back into the negative pool of sludge that is still hanging around waiting for me, but at least now I know how to pull myself out of it.
Have a Great day, or not, the choice is yours. :)
P.S. I still need to go through the stinky old boxes, but I don’t feel overwhelmed by the task. I’m thinking of how good it will feel to have gone through all of them. I’ll either donate, toss out, or sell at a yard sale the physical items that no longer serve a useful purpose in my life.