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Count it ALL joy success stories(in the midst of trials, troubles and UGH)how are YOU winning today?

NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
Whew...with all that's going on in this ole world of ours--what are you doing or what's happening in your life that's causing you to win today/lately? How are you turning "lemons" into lemonade for yourself? What's going on good in your life, that you can meditate/think about and encourage yourself?

MAKING yourself think on "good things" instead of dwelling on bad stuff can help us so much and increase our joy something wonderful...it REALLY does/can/WILL.

What has happened to you that really seemed like the end of the world, only to help you become wiser, stronger and better person. Again...what's GOOD in your life?

I'll start....

My old scale was acting up last week and I called the company to see if they could help me fix it (change some setting in it), they tried and tried and couldn't. Then the young man said, I'll going to send you a new one, because you're so patient and kind. WOW...I got it today and it's wonderful. It's like my old one, but BETTER and I GOT IT FOR FREE!

Here's a pic of the new scale and my continued maintaining my fabulous weight (from 219.8lbs to 134.0lbs):
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Got a phone call from a manager at a NICE restaurant today, because I filled out a survey and bragged about how good the food and service was. He invited my husband and I to return to the restaurant "on the house" anytime I want--because he wants to meet me personally. I said how about tomorrow, he said he'd love to meet me tomorrow...so the hubs and I are going to get a FREE wonderful meal tomorrow.

One more, my oldest son said to me today, "Ma...your arms are so skinny, you look so good." Uhhhhh who don't want "skinny" arms? I personally always considered my arms to still be a little/wee bit flabby kinda, so for him to tell me that is/was THRILLING!

So what's up with ya...how are you winning today or of late in the midst of it all?!? What are you doing to keep it real, positive and GOOD to/for yourself and/or those around you? PLEASE DO SHARE!
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  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    I always love your positive attitude and this is no different!!

    Today I am celebrating health. Which may seem funny as my mom just fell recently and broke 3 bones. But she's healing very well for a senior and feeling much better and more capable than expected. I had a great doctor visit this week myself. My husband's been doing an amazing job with his dietary changes to combat non-alcoholic fatty liver.

    While diseases and poor health can hit anyone at any time, I feel lucky and also happy that all of us (me and my family) make pretty good decisions and I think we are reaping the benefits of those, even with some physical and emotional difficulties. So a big pat on the back to me, my husband and mom.

    And you!!

    Man! Reading your post/reply is like a beautiful breath of fresh air--"celebrating health" I LOVE that. I can literally hear/feel the love you have for yourself, your lovely mother and wonderful husband and it's soooo GOOD. I'm so very glad your mommy is doing/feeling better--she is a winner and you are too. I'm so glad that your hubby fighting the good fight to win his non-alcoholic fatty liver battle(s). I'm thrilled that you are doing/feeling well too--y'all all are winning and it's wonderful to hear.

    Thank you ever so much for contributing to this thread and for the uplifting comments about me, ya got me smiling from ear-to-ear and I LOVE to smile, so much!

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  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    Something else I'm winning in is sleep. When I was obese/overweight--ugh, sleep was so utterly difficult for me. I used to just toss and turn CONSTANTLY and snore so loudly, my poor husband suffered terribly with my snoring FOR YEARS and YEARS--it would disturb his sleep (and he sleeps like a ROCK), he would gently nudge me and I'd stop, only to restart. My beloved husband was so loving, longsuffering and patient with me about it--he's such a handsome hero to/for me. I asked him to video tape my snoring while I was sleeping (so I could see and hear it for myself) and he did and my snoring sounded like something truly AWFUL and disturbing. I used to fill my mind/thoughts with ugh, woe, yuck and all kinds of worries, doubts, anger and especially regret/fears--as I was desperately trying to get some SLEEP. Once I started changing my mind for the better, doing more "positive/good self-talk and thinking" and making different choices and doing something (rather than merely "fretting") about the things that we "bothering me", I started sleeping so much better. Sleep now is so utterly refreshing/renewing and just plain terrific to/for me now AND I no longer snore AT ALL.

    I'm winning in the sleep department and I'm so GLAD/THRILLED I am!

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  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    Here's some things to ponder/meditate on/think about regularly to help inspire you/us to WIN today...come what may and no matter what:

    "Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
    Bernice Johnson Reagon

    "Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel."
    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
    – Mary Tyler Moore

    “When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”
    – Malcolm S. Forbes

    "Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
    Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne

    “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


    “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”

    – Thomas Edison

    "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 3,030Member Member Posts: 3,030Member Member
    OMG, I LOVE your slippers!

    There's been more than one time I felt like it was the end of the world. Probably one of the worst times was after having a routine surgery and having a bunch of nerves injured by the laser, I was fresh out of college applying to graduate schools yet and half my body was burning and having electrical shocks, I was bedridden for years and doped up from the pain clinic and couldn't sit or walk. In the last couple years it's improved and my mobility is a lot better, nerve damage hasn't changed but my body is a lot stronger. I've also had four back surgeries, am diabetic but off medication now, had fatty liver disease bad enough I was in pain and throwing up all the time, and other issues and most have improved with losing 100lbs since my largest. I'm able to do a lot of cardio and advance in weights and body strength exercises. Most important I can do things people take for granted like standing, walking, and sitting more than 10 minutes and grocery shopping. Whenever I'm annoyed at crowds shopping I remember how I couldn't do it for years and need to celebrate the little things.
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    OMG, I LOVE your slippers!

    There's been more than one time I felt like it was the end of the world. Probably one of the worst times was after having a routine surgery and having a bunch of nerves injured by the laser, I was fresh out of college applying to graduate schools yet and half my body was burning and having electrical shocks, I was bedridden for years and doped up from the pain clinic and couldn't sit or walk. In the last couple years it's improved and my mobility is a lot better, nerve damage hasn't changed but my body is a lot stronger. I've also had four back surgeries, am diabetic but off medication now, had fatty liver disease bad enough I was in pain and throwing up all the time, and other issues and most have improved with losing 100lbs since my largest. I'm able to do a lot of cardio and advance in weights and body strength exercises. Most important I can do things people take for granted like standing, walking, and sitting more than 10 minutes and grocery shopping. Whenever I'm annoyed at crowds shopping I remember how I couldn't do it for years and need to celebrate the little things.


    You're an utter and complete SHERO, yes you ARE! Wow--just mega WOW and humongous BOOM! What a HUGE inspirational/encouraging AND powerful post/reply. Tears (of sheer JOY & HOPE) are welling up in my eyes because of you/your post. Thank you from the top AND bottom of my heart for this MAJOR contribution to this thread.

    Thank you again, so much Katmary, for being you and for showing/telling/PROVING that one can/will WIN (when one CHOOSES/DECIDES to)--no matter how "impossible and UGH" y/our situation and experience. Super MEGA ultra YAY YOU!
    {{{ <3 LOVE and HUGS <3 }}}
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  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    How I'm winning today is UNDERSTANDING/KNOWING that I totally will/am giving my power (my power of choice/decisions/thinking/living/being/believing...I GIVE MY ABSOLUTE POWER, my very well being over to whatever I give my attention to, period. Therefore I will/choose to maturely/perfectly give myself and especially my attention over to what will help me win/overcome depression/fear/terror(ism) (disguised as information and/or "help"), desperation, hopelessness, trauma, drama and any and everything that comes into my heart and mind about any and everything. In other words, I'll NOT give into the real and constant temptation of welcoming/entertaining and being overcome/OVERWHELMED with all of the INCESSANT news and/or thoughts of woe, ugh and YUCK of seeking "info". I'll HUMBLY (one MUST be "humble" to live/think this way), I'll do ALL I need/want to do with what IS in my control of overcoming, keeping a "stiff upper lip" as they used to say and make myself win today and EVERYDAY.

    Being humble=I may be wrong about what I'm thinking/feeling AND if/since things appear to be out of my control to achieve this (I am ALWAYS able/WILLING to walking in love, peace, joy, self-control, fearlessness and LIGHT instead of darkness--no matter what) Also UNDERSTANDING/BELIEIVNG that being a "know-it-all:, and/or stubborn and/or fearful fearmonger" is/WILL keep in a state of ugh and worse--will feed all the things that hinder me from winning and at the same time, I will maturely, fearlessly and wisely keep up with the "news/important info" and what's happening around/in me, but will not become obsessed/depressed/oppressed/possessed with anything other than things that will keep me from being joyful, fearless and whatever increases my love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, that's what I'm "giving my time/attention/ and thoughts/mind/heart over to, period.

    I use this bible verse as one of my "GUIDES" on who/what/when/where/how/why to MAKE myself think on/of daily to win and win BIG...today and forevermore:

    “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsover things are of good report ... think on these things." Philippians 4:8”

    Here's somethings I'm doing to help me win thusly:

    Watching wonderful, encouraging, inspirational and FUN nature documentaries, helping encourage/inspire others (my neighbors as I do myself--REFUSING to be/think "selfishlessly"), watching old school clean movies and home videos, watching clean and super FUNNY comedians, counting my blessings and making myself think about a lot of the "bullets I missed" in my life and things I'm grateful to/for, reading wonderful books, coloring, decluterring/cleaning, listening to uplifting and super "groovy" and loud jamming music, dancing, exercising, going for nature walks and looking for listening to the birds and cute creatures and beautiful new spring flowers coming up and trees sprouting.

    Here's some more tips I found on-line:
    Tips to Work Through Your Fear and Live Your Life
    https://www.psycom.net/facing-your-fear

    If you are experiencing overwhelming fear or anxiety, especially a phobia, please consider working with a therapist. Additionally, here are some suggestions that have helped many of my patients work through being hostage to their own fears:

    Allow yourself to sit with your fear for 2-3 minutes at a time. Breathe with it and say, “It’s okay. It feels lousy but emotions are like the ocean—the waves ebb and flow.” Have something nurturing planned immediately after your 2-3 minute sitting period is completed: Call the good friend waiting to hear from you; immerse yourself in an activity you know is enjoyable and engrossing.

    Write down the things you are grateful for. Look at the list when you feel you’re in a bad place. Add to the list.

    Remind yourself that your anxiety is a storehouse of wisdom. Write a letter, “Dear Anxiety, I am no longer intimidated by you. What can you teach me?”

    Exercise. Exercise can refocus you (your mind can only focus on one thing at a time). Whether you go on a short walk, head to a boxing gym for an all-out sweat session, or turn on a 15-minute yoga video at home, exercise is good for you and it will ground you and help you feel more capable.

    Use humor to deflate your worst fears. For instance, what are some ridiculous worst-case scenarios that might happen if you accept an invitation to deliver a speech to a crowd of 500 people? I might pee in my pants at the podium *** I will be arrested for giving the worst speech in history *** My first boyfriend (girlfriend) will be in the audience and heckle me.

    Appreciate your courage. Doreen would tell herself during difficult times, “Every time I don’t allow fear to keep me from doing something that scares me, I am making myself stronger and less likely to let the next fear attack stop me.”

    Perhaps the most important coping tool is to be kind to yourself. What advice would you give to a best friend about those negative inner voices that whisper: Be afraid. Don’t try anything new? Do as you advise others—don’t listen to the negativity; be your own best friend. 9
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  • Kaitie9399Kaitie9399 Posts: 330Member Member Posts: 330Member Member
    I'm 'winning' but it certainly doesn't feel like winning at the moment.

    I'm a teacher and started at a new school this year--which is fantastic, best school and people I've had the pleasure to work in for almost a decade. Anyway. There's one person. Back in September, I was being nice and asked if she was ok because she didn't look happy and she snapped at me "Don't psycho-analyze me"---Ok. Last month, I was again, trying to be helpful because she was speaking English (and getting louder each time she repeated herself) to a Spanish only speaking student. I said "She only speaks Spanish" and she snapped at me and used her hands to 'shush' me. Today, the principal said 'all hands on deck' so I was standing outside my classroom and she was there directing kids and again, another Spanish only speaking student didn't understand her directions and I said the kids name and pointed in the direction he should go. She snapped and said "I don't need your help". I snapped and said "I'm tired of you treating me like this." and I walked away as she was justifying her rude behavior.

    I'm going to call this a win on my part because I know that all of my actions have been in line with how Jesus wants me to be-kind and helpful to others. It doesn't feel like a win because I'm still angry at her for her complete audacity and pride but none-the-less, I am comforted knowing that all of my intentions are good.

    *sigh*
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  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    Kaitie9399 wrote: »
    I'm 'winning' but it certainly doesn't feel like winning at the moment.

    I'm a teacher and started at a new school this year--which is fantastic, best school and people I've had the pleasure to work in for almost a decade. Anyway. There's one person. Back in September, I was being nice and asked if she was ok because she didn't look happy and she snapped at me "Don't psycho-analyze me"---Ok. Last month, I was again, trying to be helpful because she was speaking English (and getting louder each time she repeated herself) to a Spanish only speaking student. I said "She only speaks Spanish" and she snapped at me and used her hands to 'shush' me. Today, the principal said 'all hands on deck' so I was standing outside my classroom and she was there directing kids and again, another Spanish only speaking student didn't understand her directions and I said the kids name and pointed in the direction he should go. She snapped and said "I don't need your help". I snapped and said "I'm tired of you treating me like this." and I walked away as she was justifying her rude behavior.

    I'm going to call this a win on my part because I know that all of my actions have been in line with how Jesus wants me to be-kind and helpful to others. It doesn't feel like a win because I'm still angry at her for her complete audacity and pride but none-the-less, I am comforted knowing that all of my intentions are good.

    *sigh*

    Hi Katie and {{{{ <3 Hugs <3 }}}

    Thank you ever so much for contributing to this thread. What an important post you've made as well. When I read your reply, I immediately imagined two boxers, going at it for 15 rounds of a grueling and painful BATTLE ROYALE.
    Both boxers are seriously bruised, battered and tired as can be. After the final round--out comes a winner (ties are not allowed). The winner is GLAD it's over and that they won, but is still reeling from the repercussions of the battle and will most likely suffer for sometime afterwards, but is yet THE WINNER.

    Wow, how excellent to know/understand that winning does NOT always come with cheers, yays and booms--winning can often "seem/feel" like losing--and yet is winning. That's the impression you made on me with your post AND you surely are a winner and winning as well. Drop kick the "anger" against her. Why? Anger can makes you weak and discouraged and ugh. Understanding that this person is hurting ("hurt people "hurt" people kinda sorta) and is frankly NOT worth the emotional investment of getting angry at all. Chalking it up to, well...I tried and will continue to be me (kind, intelligent, humble and full of life/joy) no matter what...not allowing her to take you out of who/what you truly are. Seeing her as an exercise equipment of sorts, to teach you what's in you and how to think and react and live apart from the "mess" she's throwing out.

    Be grateful you know how she "rolls" and therefore can/will adjust your interactions with her, without an ounce of angry, malice, regret or anything. She's actually helping you to become a stronger, wiser person...rather she wants to or not. She's helping you to build up your most needed and good for you "SO WHAT" muscles and that's going help you grow/mature and get/keep your joy/peace and more on something wonderful and help you become more and more humble as the days go on. Which is a super YAY YOU and ultra BOOM!



  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    Kaitie9399 wrote: »
    I'm 'winning' but it certainly doesn't feel like winning at the moment.

    I'm a teacher and started at a new school this year--which is fantastic, best school and people I've had the pleasure to work in for almost a decade. Anyway. There's one person. Back in September, I was being nice and asked if she was ok because she didn't look happy and she snapped at me "Don't psycho-analyze me"---Ok. Last month, I was again, trying to be helpful because she was speaking English (and getting louder each time she repeated herself) to a Spanish only speaking student. I said "She only speaks Spanish" and she snapped at me and used her hands to 'shush' me. Today, the principal said 'all hands on deck' so I was standing outside my classroom and she was there directing kids and again, another Spanish only speaking student didn't understand her directions and I said the kids name and pointed in the direction he should go. She snapped and said "I don't need your help". I snapped and said "I'm tired of you treating me like this." and I walked away as she was justifying her rude behavior.

    I'm going to call this a win on my part because I know that all of my actions have been in line with how Jesus wants me to be-kind and helpful to others. It doesn't feel like a win because I'm still angry at her for her complete audacity and pride but none-the-less, I am comforted knowing that all of my intentions are good.

    *sigh*

    I wanted to continue my reply, but on a separate post...because I "suspect" many peeps ain't going to like this very much--but here goes:

    Lastly, when you say "Jesus wants you to be kind and helpful to others" I just want to say that the "Jesus" that the majority of people "know" is not the "real Jesus" of The Bible--AT ALL. The Jesus that most people know is the "hollywood Jesus" The Jesus of "religion", the Jesus they've/we've been taught about from everyone OTHER than The God of The Bible Himself/Alone with His Holy Spirit as our Teacher ONLY...The Jesus of this world...that's NOT the real Jesus, period.

    The Jesus the majority of people "follow" is NOT The Real Jesus of The Bible...He's the Jesus of "this world", the Hollywood Jesus, The Jesus of religion, the Jesus that kills, steals and destroys the lives of untold MILLIONS, in the name of war, abuse (of ALL kinds and more), mass mind control and worse. That's NOT The Jesus I worship, follow/obey and serve at all. It's NOT the REAL Jesus of the bible, AT ALL. ONE MUST READ THE BIBLE FOR THEMSELVES, WITH NO PRECONCEIVED ideas, taught beliefs, nothing other than a humble and hungry heart, a bible and yourself ALONE...with God/The Holy Spirit as your Teacher, alone. He will show you great and mighty thing that you know not. But, one HAS to be "humble" and we've ALL been taught, trained/programmed ALL OF OUR LIVES--FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE to believe humility is something either impossible to be/do--but also that we should NOT even attempt to be and do. That we should embrace humility's enemy...PRIDE!

    Because hollywood and religions teaches us we "must and need them to help us interpret/understand/know God" That "seeking The Lord on your own" is impossible AND highly NOT recommended and is why the greater majority of ALL religious people and people in general don't know The Real Jesus AND are tricked into believing they either don't want to know/follow The Real Jesus or that they currently are (when they are not) and why The Real Jesus was so persecuted and murdered. Because of religion/religious mind-set and worldly influences. Hollywood and religion is a business/corporation, AND tool of mind-control and evil influence and worse, period. That's the way it is, and only a few peeps will DARE to put away everything they've ever been taught/thought/known about Jesus/God and merely go along with the crowd about the Jesus of religion and hollywood--instead of seeking Him for themselves (with their WHOLEHEARTS) and specifically/purposely WITHOUT human instructors to "teach them" about God/The Bible/LIFE/how to live/think/move/be/do. We are trained to believe that denying ourselves/humbling/taking up our cross and following The Real Jesus for ourselves is either impossible or impractical or foolish or not necessary and/or we're not "capable" of doing...such a lie!

    Don't forget it was "the religious people" that inspired the other people to arrest and murder Jesus. It was the religious people that hated Jesus with a passion while claiming they loved God. If one DARES truly to look/DISCERN at religions and hollywood, one would SEE them/it for what they TRULY are/represent and RUN from them like their pants were on fire, period.

    The REAL Jesus was a tough carpenter, that hung out with fishermen (think tough sailors/rough guys), tax collectors (think of the most despised politician you can think of) and all kinds of peeps that we hate and avoid like the plagued. The Hollywood AND Religious Jesus is all pretty and soft talking and wimpish. The REAL Jesus of The Bible was a man's man sort to speak, whipping people out the temple, calling people dogs, vipers, snakes and worse. Walking around really making people mad as literally hell. Jesus was/is Meek (meaning He could have torn the top of people's heads off if He wanted to, but instead choose to Follow His Father and control Himself, and refuse to give into his "natural ego/self/PRIDE" He was Led/Guided by REAL LOVE...not hollywood love. The REAL Jesus is/was "lowly" meaning He refused to go along to get along, even if it meant He'd be misunderstood, persecuted and even murdered--He KNEW The REAL God ( The God of The Bible, The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob), He REFUSED to entertain/indulge in the "idolatry" of self, pride and the world, He LOVED what The REAL God loves and hated what the real God hates. That made Him super meek and lowly. He asked us to "follow Him" (meaning LEARN who He REALLY is, think how He really thinks and do what He does--NO MATTER WHAT). The Hollywood Jesus and the Jesus of religion(s), The Jesus that untold millions have "a picture of, hanging on their wall) is NOT The Real Jesus at all AND is 100% opposite/different that how He is portrayed.

    The reason people don't/won't know The Real Jesus is because of the wicked influence of this world and our own selves/pride. Hollywood, subjected and made up history and religion in teaching/training/mind-controlling/brainwashing us to believe them AND WE HAVE/ARE is why people don't want anything to do with THE REAL Jesus--because we've been subjected to the fake Jesus ALL of our lives and all of the lives of our ancestors too. The REAL way to get to know the REAL Jesus of The Bible is to 100% forget/forsake ALL that you've ever been taught/programmed/trained to believe about Him and everything else and get the bible out for yourself, ALONE, with no other commentaries, sermons, nothing...just you and The Holy Spirit of God as your teacher alone and The Bible and a NOTEBOOK to/for yourself and then study like your life depends on it--because it literally can/does.

    Once people do that (utterly and completely forsake ALL they've ever know about God/Jesus and everything in between, turn off their favorite pastor/religious "leader", and religion in general,--and DO 2nd Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” , their lives will now and eternally change forever for GOOD and NOT evil. It's tight...but it's right and righteous, for real.

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  • debtay123debtay123 Posts: 1,217Member Member Posts: 1,217Member Member
    My win today is that though all the confusion and problems and "disorder" that the world, news, and others PUSH because of the coronavirus, i am still TRUSING in god. My friend and I joined together as "two" to pray for the state of the world, the nation, the president and ALL the leaders of our states and nation as they make some MOST difficult decision- We also prayed for the first responders and healthcare workers and so many others- YES at this time- it may seem as if there is nothing that we can do- but we can PRAY and we can spread joy and health as this post that you made have done- I am determined to NOt concentrate on the negative but to BELIEVE for the posititve- thanks again forstarting this post!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    debtay123 wrote: »
    My win today is that though all the confusion and problems and "disorder" that the world, news, and others PUSH because of the coronavirus, i am still TRUSING in god. My friend and I joined together as "two" to pray for the state of the world, the nation, the president and ALL the leaders of our states and nation as they make some MOST difficult decision- We also prayed for the first responders and healthcare workers and so many others- YES at this time- it may seem as if there is nothing that we can do- but we can PRAY and we can spread joy and health as this post that you made have done- I am determined to NOt concentrate on the negative but to BELIEVE for the posititve- thanks again forstarting this post!

    Wow my Boo...just super mega ULTRA WOW! Your POWERFUL reply is, to/for me, like a HUGE burst of life, hope and good. What an absolute joy and delight you are and I thank you from the top and bottom of my heart for your most excellent contribution to this thread. Thank you also for giving untold numbers of people that will read this (including me), a lovely glimmer of help and direction as well. You my beautiful friend ROCK, period.

    {{{{ <3o:)<3 Super Mega LOVE and HUGS to/for you and yours...now and FOREVERMORE o:)<3o:) }}}}}}
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    Went to Target yesterday and was AMAZED at how many people look so scared/unsettled/UGH, alone and frustrated/angry--so MANY. To each and everyone I saw/came across my path, I said to them ALL: "Hi!!!! How are you doing and feeling today?". EVERYONE single person literally "snapped out of it" and smiled and said Hi and told me how they're doing and feeling. I encouraged EVERYONE of them with "The Truth" and they all walked away a wee bit differently than they started.

    I not only do/am this way for others...but for myself as well. The sheer JOY and Delight of seeing a miserable and helpless frown turn into a lovely and strengthening smile is nothing less than miraculous and uber WONDERFUL to/for me. It's like the old saying "ya can't give a hug without getting on back". So that's how I'm winning these days. REFUSING to see people who are all angry and out of sorts as something for me to take personally, but instead just the common decency of asking how someone is doing and feeling and really caring about the answer! It's amazing how not even ONE person, no matter how fierce they were/looked didn't respond positively to my earnest inquiry about them.

    Also, my husband and I drove pass a TOUGH motorcycle gang in his classic truck. They were looking all mean and tough and my husband blew the horn at them to say Hi and I waved and gave them a thumbs up...it was AMAZING to see those rough/tough guys break their natural inclination to be, ummmmm...mean and they ALL waved at us and smiled. Talk about win--I just laughed and laughed and was/am filled with such JOY, knowing I have the REAL POWER to help others (as I help myself) have a wee bit better day...BOOM!

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  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 4,298Member Member Posts: 4,298Member Member
    How am I winning today? By doing absolutely NOTHING for a good part of this day....NOTHING, but chillaxing, meditating, THINKING on good stuff, Turning OFF/REJECTING all man/media created, fear and panic inducing and super ultra hyped/exploiting/programming/mind-controlling yuck/ugh/woe/mess and "bad reports" for the day and just lounging around pampering myself (my mind, body, spirit/soul) and having a super wonderful stress/mess free day of reflection and being extra kind to myself (and those around me).

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    I found THREE (3) FABULOUS new scented Doctor Teal's bath soaks/epson salts. I am so hype about that. Going to do a bath "cocktail" (scented/herbal bath powders, bath oils, bath salts, bath bomb and bubble bath, baking soda). Going put on some wonderful soothing music and/or The Word of God (Alexander Scourby kjv bible on cd) and soak and splish and splash, float and thoroughly enjoy getting clean to the maximum (inside and out) something amazing. Afterwards, going to give myself a manicure and pedicure, do my hair and put on some fabulous body lotions and perfumes. Then I'm going to hang out with my boyfriend-ish husband and just chill with him, as I put some mega jams on the "box" and watch my yummy husband play/JAM on his bass and keyboard to the "cool people ONLY" music I'll be D.J.ing AND of course, dance like everyone is looking and cheering me on too. Then perhaps a lovely LONG walk/stroll around the lake. Talk about ya winning--honey, ya girl is purposing winning today and I hope and pray you are too!



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    edited March 22
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