Monday, February 6, 2012


So I didn't exactly post last week.  That might be because I had BOMBED on the week before with moderation. But life is about moving on.  We have good weeks and bad weeks.  It is all about how we handle what life throws at us. So, instead of giving up on this whole self-improvement process, I'm chalking it up to a bad week and pushing on. Last week's goal to work on was "Affection".  The suggestions were that we  show people, especially family, extra affection.  Since Bob is the only one of my family around, I did pretty good.  I did try to straighten things up around the house and make myself presentable before he got home. Since he is out all day working hard to support our family, when he was home I tried to make sure he had everything he needed from a drink of water, to a Diet Coke, to cookies. I even made really good dinners for him. I wish I had the rest of my family around so that I could show more affection to them. BUT, I am so happy with all my kids and the things they are doing with their lives.

This weeks goal is "Gratitude". This week try to focus on your blessings. As you go through each day pay attention to what you have to be grateful for. Express your gratitude to family, friends and above all thank your Father in Heaven for the blessings in your life.  Look for the positive and good things around you.  They are there you just have to look and find them.  Even when things seem bad and you're depressed and overwhelmed, look for what you DO have and be grateful for it.
I personally have so much to be grateful for in my life. I have the world's most amazing husband.  I have no doubt that he would walk to the ends of the earth and back for me. As I already mentioned, I have been blessed with 3 awesome kids. They have always brought joy to my life.  That doesn't mean we haven't had issues over the years, but for the most part the have brought us very little grief.  The are all strong in the church and have amazing testimonies. What else could I ask for? I also have Katrina who is a great wife to my son and is an incredible mom to my beautiful granddaughter McKinley. All my friends always told me how great it was to be a grandma and they weren't lying. I am also grateful for my parents and siblings (all 7 of them) not to mention all my nieces and nephews.

This week I will  find things to be grateful for every day. I will remember to gives thanks for the many blessings that I have and acknowledge the hand of God in my life.

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