"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Practice being grateful!!

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.
People tend to take for granted the good that is already present in their lives. If you are having trouble being grateful I suggest you start small. Keep it simple, look at the little things that make you smile or just make your life easier. Find joy in the small things. This will help you to appreciate life more fully and help you to see things in their proper perspective.
When you give thanks to others this can shift your focus from what your life lacks to the treasures that is already present in your life. This can change your reality. Being grateful will create brightness and cheerfulness in your world.  As well as, help to strengthen your relationships, improve your health, reduce stress and ultimately help you in achieving your personal goals.
When you have a bad day remember that difficulty carries within it, the opportunity for you to be great!   In the face of difficulty ask yourself: “What’s good about this?”, “What can I learn from this?”, and “How can I benefit from this?”
Once you become accustomed toward looking for things to be grateful for, you will find that you begin to appreciate simple pleasures in your life that you previously took for granted. Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good even in unpleasant situations. Today, start bringing gratitude for your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My email address

So, if you are someone I email than you know my email to be whackurpond. My daughter, my dad, and any boyfriend hates it. Most people assume my email address is sexual. So, I am explaining for all to read why I choose whackurpond.
Scientists conducted an experiment involving a little frog. In their lab was a vat of steaming, boiling hot water. They wanted to determine how the frog would react when dropped into the vat. They held the squirming little frog over vat. Focusing intently on what they were about to do they dropped the frog … ZING!!! Faster than a bolt of blazed lightning that little guy burst into the air!

"Hmmmmm," the scientists murmured amongst themselves. They did it again. Same frog, same vat of steaming water and … Same result.

They then took that same frog, and held it over a different vat of water. Only this time the water was lukewarm, not too cold, not too hot just right. They dropped the frog and … NOTHING!!! The little guy just laid there, floating lazily; arms and legs splayed gently on the water's surface. You can just imagine the frog's thoughts: Man, this is all right! This is perfect. The frog laid in the water contented, happy, and relaxed. But - What the frog didn't know was that underneath the vat was a raging fire. It was slowly, but surely, heating the vat of water. The contented frog, oblivious to the changing temperature, boiled to death!
End of story. You're probably thinking to yourself: what a terrible story.

Think again. Apply this story of the frog to that of your own life right now. If any of you are like me, then you've probably come to a startling revelation. If you are really serious about being successful in achieving your goals in life, you need to make some changes. If you're not moving in the direction you need to go in order to realize your visions, your dreams, your aspirations in life guess what? You'll end up like our little frog. You'll die in your own complacency, mediocrity and contentment.

So, don't be afraid to whackurpond!!!! Do not settle in your relationships or the way you live your life!!!