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Why OH why do I do this?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This morning at 7:30 2 of my children had a swim meet. We have been there before but it is in another town that I am not familiar with and the directions were wrong. So I got lost. We asked directions and all was well. But, I had the kids run in and I parked and went in. I had brought some knitting. So I got out my bag and decided to drink bit of my 2 calorie carbonated beverage. Well when I opened it...It got on the floor, my arm and my pants. So I cleaned it up and let the drink settle. After all that I was getting ready to knit when someone came by asking for timers. I agreed to do it but I had stuff on my pants. I thought that being helpful was more important than worrying about the stains on my pants. So I went ahead. My partner was kind of annoying. She did not say anything annoying really but our times were different and she has been doing it for 4 years. This was only my second time. So I could easily make up things to beat myself up about. At one point I told myself to knock it off. If I was doing that terrible someone could have explained what I was doing wrong. So I kept trying to keep the negatives at bay.

I am considering adding a challenge for myself. I am thinking about changing how i to my status. Once a day I would like to put Flutter-by is amazing because and finish the sentence. I would be an excellent way to challenge myself to do one thing well daily. But, it sounds so boastful that I am not sure if I can do it. It would defiantly be a challenge. But it would be a very public way of squelching some of the negatives.

Boy is it scary.
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    I think your Flutter-by is amazing idea is... amazing! Half of the battle is being positive and doing something and that would be a great place to start. Remind yourself that every good choice, every positive step is you showing yourself love.
    3727 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Flutter-by is amazing because she keeps Sparking! Squelch those negatives. The do not serve us well on our journey, they only hold us back. It is not boastful to speak the truth and to say you have a lovely smile.

    I have a list of posts that I use to assist me in my mindset:
    * I will...
    * Something I am grateful for today
    * What should you be doing?
    I should add your's to my daily posts.
    3731 days ago
    Flutter-by is amazing because God says she is. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalms 139:14) You are a virtuous woman and your price is far above rubies. The heart of your husband doth safely trust in you. You will do him good and not evil all the days of your life. You worketh willingly with your hands. You open your mouth with wisdom: and in your tongue is the law of kindness. You looketh well to the ways of your household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Your children will arise up and call you blessed; your husband also and he praiseth you, no doubt. "Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates". (Proverbs 31:10-31) These are just some of the things I see in you.

    Now there is nothing wrong in being grateful for all the good that is in yourself. Your righteousness is of God and since He made you that way you can praise His name forever. He gets all the glory. Love you, Charlene
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    3731 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/11/2010 11:19:44 PM
    I thinkyou should do it. Saying something good about yourself does not mean you are being boastful but simply recognizing the worth and value you have. You are amazing...
    3732 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Being positive doesn't squelch negatives hon, it just puts a bandaid over them. How about realizing that the negatives aren't true? It would save you a step.

    3732 days ago
    Flutter-by is amazing because she inspired me!!!!!
    3732 days ago
    Flutter-by is amazing because she ALWAYS makes it to her destination even though she gets a bit turned around sometimes...;o)

    You ARE amazing....and you sound like an amazing mother. And I think your status update is a great motivational idea!!
    3732 days ago
    I think you should do it. If it makes you feel better, tell what you are doing in the status bar every once in awhile in case someone missed this blog, but I think people will immediately know that you are focusing on the positive and they won't think you are being boastful. Not at all.

    Flutter-by is amazing because she drank a 2 calorie drink instead of a 200 calorie drink.,
    Flutter-by is amazing because she took her kids to an activity that is loud, humid and sticky.
    Flutter-by is amazing because she agreed to help others even if it meant potential embarrassment to herself
    Flutter-by is amazing because she gave up her own activity (knitting) to do something that would help her kids

    I have amazing sparkfriends. So glad to know you emoticon
    3732 days ago
    Flutter-by is amazing. I think that's a great idea and not boastful at all. The second time doing timing is tough and amazing to volunteer.

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    3732 days ago
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