“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny”

Charles Reade

Saturday, March 10, 2012

What about feeling agitated?

I took my son to the doctor today to get a physical, at 9:45. We got there 15 minutes early and waited more than 40 minutes to be seen. There was only one person waiting in the office when I got there and they let someone else go ahead of us. I felt myself getting a little agitated and wanted to say something, but I didn't want to give in to those negative feelings. When they finally called for us they asked if we had brought the forms from the school to fill out and I said I wish they had asked me that when I got there I had already waited more than 40 minutes, and I didn't  have the forms. The receptionist looked at her calender and said the appointment was for 10:30. She found some extra forms and the physical was completed.
Decided to decide: next time I start to feel agitated calmly find out information, like in this situation I could have asked- What time was my appointment? and don't wait so long.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Exploring Options

So I have been busy exploring options. I haven't written about the great talks I've been having with myself as I try new things and enjoy experimenting with ideas.
We own a commercial building in my little town of Buena Vista, Va. where we used to run an ice cream parlor.  Ever since we closed it down we have been trying to sell it or rent it out. While I'm waiting I have been trying to find ways to use it. I tried an after school program for middleschoolers, tea parties for gray haired ladies, and now I am just offering it to rent for parties and events. Instead of getting discouraged I decided to do something else and not try so hard to do something with it.

Phil and I have often talked about writing and/or making movies. Members of our family have performed in commercials and movies on a small scale in the past. Our current business is dealing with foreclosed homes and we are currently busy, but if thing begin to go well in the economy, we may need something to fall back on, and we don't want Phil to do anymore carpentry work, so we decided now is the time to prepare for something new and something we have always wanted to do. So, he sold his pick up truck and we paid some taxes and used the rest for a professional video camera.

As usual some of our children think we are crazy and are negative about our ideas. I remind myself that I should surround myself with positive people and not listen to the negative people.
I am learning to not listen to them and let them drive me away from what I have decided to do.
My husband always tells them that anyone can do anything that they put their mind to and work hard enough for.  We have a couple of projects in the works and some ideas for future projects. We are learning some good stuff and having a lot of fun and keeping in mind that "up from the ashes grow the roses of success" or  "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
 Keep watching, I'll post how you can view our first project when it is ready.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Financial setbacks

Financial setbacks, I can handle it, been there done that. Your not getting me down!
It will take time and patience, in the meantime I will distract myself with a video camera and a digital SLR. Watch for uploads!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gratitude is a positive way to think

I am thankful for so many things. I find that when I am feeling sorry for myself, if I stop and truely count my blessings, I have so little to complain about.

Feeling sorry for yourself and complaining are just plain bad habits!!! 


Let us all give thanks.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fun To Do

Woke up this morning thinking about my recent success in controlling my selfish thoughts and a little ditty from the LDS Children'sSongbook, by Rebecca Stevens And Cecelia Johns, came to mind. (with my own words)

Changing my thoughts is Fun to Do, Fun to Do, Fun to Do

Changing my thoughts is Fun to Do, to Do, to Do, to Do.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Whats working?  Starting each day with a prayer and a song and reminding myself of who I want to be for my family.