Good Evening Journal,
Today started off late...since I had a rough night I didn't get up til late. When I saw the time on my little bedside clock, I instantly felt pressure and frustration. I hurried to make a phone call and delay a commitment...then I made a business call quickly before everything back east closed up for the day (I am in Oregon). And all this....gasp...before coffee!!!
Attitudes are funny things...they arrive at our door in all wrapped up in a package of circumstances, but need a signature--our permission--to be accepted and made permanent. I had signed for this package when it first arrived.
After talking to my sister, Karen, on the phone about her novel The Complex (I am having fun helping her with the editing, and needed to beg off today's installment), I "felt" better. I decided right then and there to return the package of Crummy Attitude to the sender!! It was a choice I should have made BEFORE I talked to anyone else...attitudes are contagious. I am glad Karen was immune!
At Karen's suggestion, I tried out my new exercise toy: a weighted HULA HOOP! (Here is my new toy) It was so funny...I couldn't even keep it up for one total loop-de-loop around myself! Good thing the intructions say to start out the first week doing it only 1 minute per day. I thought that was silly advice...til I tried it! It will be fun to learn, and it got me to laughing today.
What does all this have to do with weight loss: ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!
I needed to remind myself that my attitude is MY CHOICE.
The mood of my day is MY CHOICE.
Circumstances can offer me a "good" reason to feel bummed...but whether or not I STAY bummed is MY CHOICE.
This is what I want to remember...I have the choice to make my own weather each day (I wrote about that here) ...and today the weather is sunny and bright, with showers of chuckling expected on and off.
From Dr Phil's book: "Become the Captain of your own behavior."
My verse for today: " I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?"
My quote for today: "Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing."--Zig Ziglar
Enjoy the Journey,