Archive for July, 2008

July 8, 2008

>Ponder with me, will ya?

>Just another quickie post this morning…

I have been thinking alot lately of how we are affected by others. The way they treat us… whether they accept us or not… it really has a huge impact on our well being. And it should to some extent… but I am wondering just how much.

There is nothing like the feeling of a great new friend… you know… they get alllll excited to see you, pick your calls up within the first two rings, answer your texts almost immediately and invite you to just about everything. They are so careful to make you feel welcome, compliment you often and tread lightly in conversations to be sure not to offend you in any way. It’s an interesting thing.
But somehow, as familiarity sets in… those beginning acts of respect and adoration will wane.
Oh don’t worry… I am talking mostly to myself and asking these questions to my own heart.

Why is it we offer so much in the beginning and then fizzle out so soon after?

And then it’s on to the next new person, who is just the best thing in the world… until they do or say something we don’t like… or that spoils the fantasy of “perfect fit”?

Is it our assumptions?
Maybe our expectations?
Or the thrill of the chase?
Possibly the discomfort of too much of our own brokeness being revealed?

Tell me… what do you think?

July 7, 2008

>Happy Monday – Positive Psychology

>Happy Monday to you!

I don’t have much time before I need to scoot out of the door and make it ON TIME for our Monday morning staff meeting. Before I go, I wanted to share a little.
Last night, as I mentally began to prepare for this busy week ahead… I thought about how Monday mornings can be such a dread. You know, you’re having such a great time with friends and family on the weekend… that going back to work just sounds like punishment.

If you know me… you know that I’m always analyzing and working on negativity. We can thank my Dad… oh follower of Norman Vincent Peale and many other Positive thinking gurus. He always had motivation type books and Guidepost magazines around the house when I was growing up. He and I share a great love for “Thinking Happy Thoughts”!

So I thought it might be fun to share something I “happened” upon this weekend. During some needed downtime, in between celebrations… I came home and did some surfing on the internet. I don’t know what it was that lead me to YouTube… but I ended up finding someone else who believes in being happy.
Shawn Achor, is/was a Professor at Harvard and teaches Positive Psychology (I mean, who knew there was such a thing)! Take a minute and watch this clip on the Unicorn Story.

Well I just realized that I can’t actually link the video here… but here is the URL… click on it and enjoy. (Shawn Achor’s Unicorn Story)

I’ve got to get going for work now, but I hope you have a super happy day today!!!

July 5, 2008

>Smiley Saturday – 4th of July!


4th of July is just a day full of opportunities for smiling!
This year, amongst other festivities, we sat on a corner of the Bicentennial Mall and watched an amazing fireworks show. I think all of us “grownups” were grinning and giggling like little kids. There were a few ooohs and ahhhs, that then brought on more giggles and playful bantering. It was a great time of allowing ourselves to enjoy an awesome part of our country’s heritage with Wide-Eyed Wonder!!
I was only able to get a couple of pics before my camera decided to die (Boo!)
Welp, I am going to keep it short and simple today… gotta get back to celebrating!!!
Happy Holiday Weekend Everyone :0)
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