Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
I will give full details tomorrow and how we all can be women of action.
So far I have 17 charities. If you have a charity near and dear to your heart, please let me know and I will be glad to feature it!!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
What I've come to realize is that no one can fill my personal tank for me. No one else can fix my schedule, lighten my load or carry my burdens in order to take care of me. At least not long term.
I need to take responsibility for investing in myself.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
I noticed today that I need to notice them more !!
Friday, March 7, 2014
So my new plans to S . L. O. W down and notice stuff
Yeah well the poor woman in firehouse subs today noticed what a rush I was I. As I nearly plowed her down trying to. Get out the door first!!!
Ugh he!!! Where was my brain. And to top it off there was no ER
No one was having a heart attack on the sidewalk outside ,
I was not bleeding profusely
There was no bomb to disengage in a matter of seconds least all humanity die
or be genetically altered forever.
No I just was in that automatic- getter- done -mode
Ummm ......what was it I had to getter going to getter done you might ask?
I was on lunch break from work buying every one's lunch courtesy of my boss
And the rush I was doing had no purpose.
I basically was going to exit the building
Cross the parking lot and drive to the 22 minute long red light
at the corner and then turn left to the
Next 3 red lights lasting 12, 17 and 8 minutes respectively.
Only to arrive at work to answer phone that barley ring and make few copies.
Yes my hyper drive speed was like a superhero who had been beckoned by the bat light
them so closely as I walked that I was the white of her rice,
And then did I notice this?
No not me the "vowed to notice" gal
I only noticed when she turned ( slowly ) to me as said
" I'm sorry" and stepped out of my way
I started to speak a something stupid like " that's okay"
Yes how nice. Of me to want to offer my forgiveness to her for standing
in the way of a selfish rhino trying to slice her at the knees so I could be first
If this was preschool I'd so be the door holder and in the back of the line for the next month
But thankfully I stopped my rambling mouth from uttering
any form of word vomit that I was a already recycling
With a sheepish look, and a swift stride I stepped lightly
As I got outside I thought about going back in and
apologizing but when I looked she had moved on so I did too
I decide to slow it down from that point forward.
I walked very timidly to my truck
And listed things I could notice
I recite them out loud to myself as I went
( if you saw me I was being positive not crazy)
1.The sun was shining.
2. Food was available to me
3. It was free food -my boss treated
4. I live in a country where I as a woman can go about my business without question-
this is not true for everyone- more on on that at tomorrow
5. I had transportation
6. God had given me a love lesson of conviction in the form
of another human being and subtle at that
7. Did I mention the sun was shinning. This is very important because it hasn't been lately and I go downward on the Season thing I know I do
8. My legs worked even if too fast
9. My car door was unlocked
10. I didn't leave my phone --- BONUS
After that I was able to refocus. So while I trying to slow it down and notice more good things and I might just find some not so good things that I need to deal with also.
And if I need to reboot about every 3 minutes or so
Well that will just have to be OK. Too
Just do not to be in front of me these way out the door -- :)
Thursday, March 6, 2014
But it is already a new month. Actually 6 days in.
I have been re reading a book called The Noticer by AndyAndy Andrews
It is about noticing ( I know I know. Captain Obvious)
But it really breaks things down into what you notice and how you make your next step.
Noticing your behavior and that of others.
This in combination with the Hands Free MamaMovement where we give in to paying attention to each other and let our hands be free of technology, I have decided to slow it all down and really concentrate on the moment at hand.
I will try to focus on the moment in front of me and notice the details within it.
Details like a person's expression, the color of their eyes, and what they are really saying.
all with out glancing at a computer screen, phone or anything in the room.
I will STOP what I am doing and listen with both ears when my daughter speaks.
I will hear her inflections , catch her expressions and not be distracted.
I will be still more and look at the sunshine, smell the air, notice colors , and remember.
When I am down I will look around for visual beauty and I will seek out goodness even in the darkest situation . I will find the one thing in huge middle of my Suxfest that I can be grateful for .
So everyday I will blog about the goodness I noticed.
Since it is already March 6 th I will list 6 things today from the past week and start fresh on day 7!!!
March 1- I noticed it is March .the month that spring comes -YES. Because February 's weather was a giant bucket of sux!!!
March 2- I noticed my middle daughter helping my little one with her wardrobe and then I noticed lots of giggles. I love that sound
March 3- grateful the sun was shining strong
March 4- I worked the mom2mom sale in Pensacola with women I adore and make me laugh my head off. I saw people I haven't seen in a year and h they have changed and how beautiful they are
March 5- I noticed I still have a job. It's been a bit iffy lately. I wasn't on the rainbow train to be there, but I noticed how organized I could be and how kindly my boss spoke to me and I made sure tho thank as many people as I could
March 6- I noticed the birds outside my window. Doves were waddling and blue birds were fussing about territory and the “God has burdened AiG to rebuild a full-size Noah’s Ark -- as a sign to the world that God’s Word is true, and as a reminder that all men are sinners, and we all need to go through the 'door' to be saved,” Ham wrote in August 2013.
ignored them all in favor of the bird seed