Difficulties are Subjective

I know that I have tried to dedicate this blog to being positive, and making others smile, but I am feeling low. Perhaps it is lack of sleep, or maybe because I have come across a few different challenges at school and work, but a lot of things are hard for me presently.

My Tidbit: Try to remain positive despite all difficulties.

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There are a lot of wonderful things in my life. I have a best friend who is always there to encourage and support me. I have a job, and a car, and I am able to eat every day, and I have clean drinking water. I once read that 80% of people on Earth live on less than $10 per day. I am very thankful to have my needs met  because I know there are others perhaps even in my same city who do not have these blessings.

I work with a difficult coworker, who brings me many internal turmoils each day, no matter how friendly I try to be. It is hard to feel positive when there are outside forces that have an influence on your life. But that is life. Weaving through all of these interpersonal challenges.

But, as always. It could be worse. Difficulties are subjective. And I am sure that I have it easy compared to some. The only positive advice I have today, is to stay  positive. Take time to count the blessings you take for granted, and maybe you’ll gain a wider perspective.

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Living is Simple

The infinite possibilities each day holds should stagger the mind. The sheer number of experiences I could have is uncountable, breathtaking, and I’m sitting here refreshing my Facebook page. We live trapped in loops, I think – reliving a few days over and over, and we envision only a handful of paths laid out ahead of us. We see the same things each day, we respond the same way, we think the same thoughts, each day a slight variation on the last, every movement smoothly following the gentle curves of societal norms. We act like if we just get through today, tomorrow our dreams will come back to us. But…what if we didn’t wait? What if we took charge, and became what we want to see tomorrow, today?

My Tidbit for the day: Don’t put off til tomorrow what you can do today. Tomorrow might have more in store. (And if you can’t help it…build a TODO list!)

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Lately it seems that once I’ve got something figured out, everything changes. But you know what? I think that’s okay. It keeps me on my toes, and it’s starting to help me to focus on what’s important in life. Family is important, love is important, helping others is important. Being a part of those things never changes. No matter what’s coming my way tomorrow, I know that I can be a part of the good part of life if I stick with those three things. And doing that is a dream itself.

Nutrition is Weird

Today, I have been thinking about how strange Nutrition is. One person can eat TONS of food, and not gain a pound, and do no purposeful exercise. Another person limits their diet, and exercises every single day, and seems to still be gaining weight. The human body is very complex, and every person has to be careful to listen to their body in order to maintain health.

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For the past year, I have been struggling to maintain my health, after being told that I have reactive hypoglycemia. And recently, I was advised to give up carbs in order to try to manage my symptoms. This was hard because I LOVE sweets. And carbs include sugary treats, sweet fruits, potatoes, bread, pasta…and the list goes on. It’s a hard thing to try to manage. I have to read the nutritional information on everything I want to eat, because carbs are hidden in everything. At times it all feel a little overwhelming, but I’m lucky because I have such a strong support group around me at all times. My friends and family have been great resources for information – when I need help figuring out how to work this – and for moral support – when I’m having a sweets craving! And I’ve found a way forward that allows me to enjoy eating, while keeping away from the things that are bad for me. It’s called the Ketogenic diet. Even though it takes management, I know it’s not as bad as it could be. I’m thankful for knowing the way to maintain good health!

Friday is the Best! :-D

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I believe as long as I am a working woman I will always love Fridays. That incredible feeling you get as you walk out of the door into the weekend is priceless. And the weekend has endless possibilities, for rest, for adventure, for opportunity. When the last minute of work draws to a close I feel as if I have gained my freedom.

I know that I am not the only one! Fortunately, at my workplace currently, my boss always schedules “outings” on Fridays that last half the day. We go bowling, to brunch, once we went to the fair, once or twice we have gone to a Horse Ranch. I am thankful for this because it has caused me to be able to celebrate on Thursday. And I have lovingly renamed Thursday, Friday  Eve.

This weekend, I have no plans whatsoever, except to study, as always. But I love doing school work.  And still! No alarm clock! No clock stress! No need for coffee, except if you love the taste, of course. Tomorrow, after work, I will revel in the enjoyment of much needed rest. Each week I work hard, and I do my job well. And when the weekend comes, I feel I have earned rest. (Also…I found that the sleep-cycle website Sleepyti.me works wonders!)

My Tidbit for the day: Appreciate times of rest!

P.s. This is how I feel every time I get off of work on Fridays! Stay happy my friends!

One of those days

Every once in awhile, you just have one of those days that is doomed from the start. For example, today , I woke up an hour early in order to finish a project before work. I finished in time, got prepared to leave and was all set to depart my house at the regular time when I realized, my keys are not in the regular pocket of my purse. Well, no big deal, they probably fell on the floor, or inside my purse right? Nope! Wrong! And now, I am all set to begin scrambling around, tearing through my room and the entire house to find my ONLY set of keys. Then, in desperation, I dumped my entire purse out one last time, and there they were, hidden in between the pocket, and the lining of my purse, because there was a hole in my pocket. Imagine the utter irritation I  felt leaving for work fifteen minutes later than usual when I had woken up an hour earlier. But that’s ok. I finally got to work, no worse for wear, but I was extremely irritated.

My tidbit for the day: Have an extra set of keys for emergencies!

Now that you’ve heard my story, get out there and try to stay happy folks!

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Welcome to My Blog!!

Hey everyone!! I finally decided to start a blog! I love to smile and to make others smile, so I will write about things that are positive and humorous. We all need a bit of sunshine in our lives, right?

Daily Tidbit: If you live in a State where the air hurts your face….MOVE TO CALIFORNIA!

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Speaking of sunshine, today, Sunday March 2, I am looking out of my window at this cold and rather gloomy day, reflecting on how much I have to be thankful for. Some of the things I can think of right now are Peppermint Tea (I drink this DELICIOUS brand!), this USC Fleece blanket, and my heater turned on full blast! I know I do not live in any of the states with snow, and I am thankful for that! I will also be thankful when the sun returns to California! Though, admittedly, I know that “California Cold” is a different beast than the weather that hits the rest of the country. I admit that, growing up in California, I’ve had it pretty easy where the seasons are concerned. I found a video that shows a little bit about how we Californians might overreact a bit when it comes to cool weather – though I don’t think I’m as bad as they are! Enjoy the video, while I sink back into the safety of this blanket.