As I travel through life I have learned through experience that the best thing you can do for peace of mind and a healthy body is to make peace with the past. It is not in our best interest to hold on to past grudges or things that make you angry or sad.
Sometimes there may not be a resolution with others but in helping yourself you have to find a way to move forward and to let it go. This is never an easy process but one of the first steps is the accept what happened and your responsibility with it. You may also have to find a way to forgive either yourself of the other person. Also try not to think or obsess about what has happened since that sucks the joy out the moment you are in now.
Sometimes it just takes time for something or someone to heal and move forward.
Remember you are doing it for yourself not someone else.
With summer on its way I want to encourage everyone to take time out of their busy schedule and just relax. Do something you enjoy no matter how silly or simple. Relaxing helps the body and soul replenish itself. You will feel renewed and refreshed after a break. Hope everyone has a happy summer. ~Sara
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.
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Here we are again my favorite holiday. I don’t have to buy gifts, fuss with wrapping them or be concerned if people will like their presents. No hussle no bussle. Just a wonderful time to relax enjoy good food and loving family. I also like to use this time to reflect on all the things I am grateful for such as my health, family and my home. Not just Thanksgiving but everyday it is important to take a moment to be thankful for what you have. Life is full of so many changes and challenges it is important to enjoy and be thankful for where you are and what you have. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and THANK YOU for taking the time to read my blog.
Over the past few days I have been thinking about other peoples comments. It occurred to me that we give a lot of power to others opinions and what they have to say. A friend of mine wrote a wonderful story had 43 5 star reviews and 6 one star reviews and his focus was on the 6 one star reviews, Why? I was listening to a friend tell me that her party felt ruined when a friend commented on how much weight she had gained. Why did she focus on that and allow it to ruin her party? Why do we say we have had a terrible day when really it was just a few terrible moments?
I want to express that our focus should be on what is positive not what is negative. We are also blessed with the power to control how we want to feel about others opinions and comments. What people say and do is a reflection of who they are and usually has nothing to do with you. Remember it is your opinion that really matters.
So in the next few months I will turn 45. Okay, so where did all that time go? I was just 20 yesterday. My mind thinks I am 12 but my body is realizing that I am getting older. I see additional wrinkles, body parts are heading south and the middle age spread has occurred, never mind the raging hormones. This is all just part of the aging process. I may not like losing my youth but I am loving living this life and all it has to offer.
In my life there have been influential people that have been older than me and I have watched them embrace life in such a way that I never forgot how they lived or what they did. How awesome to have a grandma that can go skiing with you. Or a grandpa what can roller blade with you. I have seen older people that embrace life and live it fully. They are never fearful to take vacations away from their home, learn new things or to step out of their comfort zone. I often wonder if this is a lesson that we learn later rather than earlier in life. Either way I am thankful that I have realized this now.
So my positive thought is “Embrace life, live it to the fullest, have fun, be kind and enjoy”
As I watched Danni battle cancer I noticed how very strong and determined she was to survive. She always smiled and was wiling to help even when she struggled to carry her own work load, she was always there for her coworkers and those who needed a helping hand. Here is her story.
My name is Daniella Spelman in May 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. I was terrified and thought I was going to die. All I could think about was my family, my mother who we just build an addition on to our house so that she could live with us. My daughter who was still in college and my husband Pete, what would he do without me? I had to fight and not let cancer take my life. I had a grueling surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy. Everyday I put my faith in God and prayed that he would pull me through. I was blessed to have my family who supported and cheered for me daily. I had friends who let me express my feelings and cry if I needed too. I had a positive attitude and took each day as it came. During my chemotherapy I would take a week off and then go back to work. I attempted to keep my lifestyle as it was before my diagnosis of cancer. I am happy to say that after all this I have won and I beat cancer. Everyday I am grateful to be alive.
Cancer changed my life. It taught me what is important and what is not. It also showed me who my real friends are. I have decided to do my part and give back to the world. I have organized with the American Cancer Foundation a “Relay for Life” (Team Sunshine) that will take place on June 14, 2013 in my hometown of Southbridge. I want to raise money and support so that someday we can put an end to cancer. Please see the link below for more information and how you can donate or help.
After spending a week in a nursing home caring for a close friend I came to realize that we are all very young on the inside. None of us want to age or grow old. Unfortunately this is part of the aging process and is meant to teach us a valuable lesson. I ponder what that lesson may be. Perhaps it is a chance for others to give back to you and show you how much they care for you and your well being. This of course could be different for each person. I hope my week with my friend showed him that I cared for him and his well being. We must remember just because someone’s body is older doesn’t mean that their mental state is older. I do believe our soul remains “forever young”.
Not quite a positive thought for the week but something to ponder. ~Sara