Last night, we went to a church meeting. We pulled into the parking lot and it was packed. Yikes! Our meeting wasn’t that exciting, so what was happening? Well. It turned out that it was the first meeting of Weight Watchers for 2017. Everyone is ready to get rid of the excess poundage that the holidays brought.
This morning I saw that Good Morning America had a segment on weight loss diets that experts like. Here are the 7 best diets
We all have them in our family. People who can’t live without drama. Don’t let them pull you into their frenzy. Step back and take a deep breath. You will bring them with you and make their life a little less crazy along with your own!
I have been dealing with someone lately who seems to think that in order to feel respected, he needs to get expensive gifts. It made me think about this clip from the movie “Cool Runnings.”
John Candy tells Darice that if you are not enough without it, you will never be enough with it.
So many people get caught up in getting awards. Fancy cars. Expensive gifts. It’s almost like a drug. They are constantly looking for the next fix.
I have been thinking about setting intentions this year. Not coming up with goals. Instead, I want to look at how I live my life. What do I intend to do this yea? I want to simplify my life. Declutter it of things and people that don’t bring me pleasure or peace.
What about you? What are you doing with this year?
Have you ever watched the movie Rudy? In it, his friend Pete said “that dreams are what makes life bearable.” What a lovely thought. And as for Rudy, he was a small guy that had been told he wasn’t college material and there was no way he would ever be part of The Fighting Irish! He didn’t let that stop him. I followed his dreams. And he got them. If you get a chance, go watch the movie Rudy. You won’t be sorry!
It feels like I have been gone for ages. 4 months to be exact. Last year was a crazy year. So many things happening. Our family has grown. I just had to take some time off to process everything.
First off, I helped my friend Amy run for city council. We were considered such a long shot that people said run just to get your name out there. You can always run again in 2 or 4 years. Guess what? The long shot is now my city council person. We spent from March to June getting Amy elected. First she was in a run off. Then she went on to beat the incumbent.
How did we do it? Plain old retail politicking. We got out there and knocked on doors. Listened to people. Getting to see old friends and neighbors. Meeting new neighbors. We had a blast! And our city council is a much better council. Amy has brought a fresh set of eyes to everything.
After that, I started working on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. We all know how that turned out. How can someone who won the popular vote by almost 3 million people not be our president?
Through all this, we welcomed Marcos, our foster son to our home. He is an 18 year old who is from Honduras. And he is here legally. We fell in love with him the first time we met him. Things have not been perfect. We have had plenty ups and downs with him living with us. Our lives are a lot less quiet these days.
My niece says that New Year’s Day is when you can hit the reset button. Everything is fresh and new. What do you think?
I have been pondering how I want my life to go for the next year. Am I going to set resolutions? Nah. They don’t seem to last as long as January 31st. Resolutions are goals of things that I want to be or do. Something in the future. If I don’t achieve them, I feel let down.
This year, I want to be more in the here and now. Enjoy my life. Live my life more purposely. Live my life with intent. We shall see what happens.
I hope you all are enjoying your New Year’s Day. Be Safe!
Sorry that I am getting this out late. Yesterday was crazy. I was out all day. Some friends and I were out in a small town in Brazoria County, Texas. We were driving by the community airport there. All of a sudden, people started dropping out the air. Don’t worry. They had parachutes on!
We ended up spending part of our afternoon watching them. The airplane would fly by and then the parachutists would be coming out of the plane. One at a time. At times, you would see 7 to 8 parachutes in the air. Bright colors of red, blue, yellow, purple, etc. Some would be spinning around. One person flipped upside down. We held our breath on that one. The eventually righted themselves and made a perfect landing. It was a wonderful experience.
Have you ever parachuted?
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