May 8, 2012
I have to say... even though I just posted about it yesterday, the change in attitude started the middle of last week. I was given some pretty horrible news, as I mentioned and my mind filled with many thoughts. Mostly about the person who the news was about... when I think about this person I can not help but see her bright shining smile and the twinkle in her eye right away in my mind. She is one of the most influential women in my life, ranks right up there with my mom. Always always there for any person who comes to her... never turning her back on a friend when they need her, giving, loving, compassionate, caring. I have many wonderful thoughts filled with her and she has been there for most of the milestones in my life. My proms, my graduations (from all three schools), arguments with friends when I need an ear to talk to, a good laugh and a smile at a cookout, a family Easter dinner, Thanksgivings, Christmas parties, my wedding... and she is always gathering together the ladies in her life for a fun filled night out, and of course always including "Little Debby" in the fun...
Most of all she was there for me and my family when we went through the most difficult time in our lives. She stood tall and strong for my mom. She was a shoulder to cry on, a friend to talk to, a face to argue "why" with... taking a beating emotionally on the inside and keeping face for us all. Strong, positive and in control. Now even still, with a positive attitude she faces a fight for her life. Its admirable... her positivity... and its contagious.
My mom is also one of the most positive people on the planet... which is probably why these two women are both the best of friends and are like magnets for others, you just always want to be around them. When together, forgetaboutit... throw whatever you got at them and they have words of advice, a smile, a hug, a laugh and voila... you are in a good mood (unless of course you are 14 years old and totally unreasonable, but I didnt know anyone like that at all and I am sure they cant think of anyone either).
Positivity... its refreshing to look at every day with a positive eye, even look at the bad and try to put a spin on the things that you can not control. Stop wasting energy on things that arent worth being upset over and focus on keeping a positive attitude... life is too short to spend it on thoughts that are toxic.We are so quickly swept up in life that we forget to be thankful for all that we have. Smile about the "little things," laugh when you wan to scream... relax... have fun.
I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason. Good, bad, happy, sad... there is a plan laid out for everyone. I will never (nor do I ever want to) know what the reason or the plan is... but que sera sera... so lets face life with everything we've got.
- 5 Burpees
- 10 Toes to Bar
- 15 Shoulder Dislocates
- 20 Walking Lunges
- Back Squat from Floor (95)
- Hand Release Pushups
- Abmat Situps
3 X 3 Rope Climbs (with 2 min rest between sets)