Thursday Thoughts – There is Always More to Learn

I applaud the people who study their craft. Who practice, relentlessly, to get better at it. The people who accept they may be GOOD at it but can always be BETTER. The people who LISTEN to valuable advice given to them, and step back, and can ACKNOWLEDGE when they need to do some work.

The people who are done growing, done learning… I can only shake my head. I can’t imagine being someone so arrogant that I couldn’t look beyond where I am to where I could go. I’m so grateful I’m not.
Stay open minded. Stay grounded. Stay hungry for learning. There is truly ALWAYS more to learn, always.

Thankful Thursday – This Guy

I don’t give this guy enough credit (or thanks!). I try to always be grateful and thankful, because I AM, but he really does a lot of behind the scenes work to take the pressure off of me. He cooks dinner most nights, helps around the house, takes the dog out usually 2 out of 3 times a day, he works his tush off at work, he is always the first to scrape my car off after a snowstorm, brings home coffees for me sometimes so it is one thing less that I have to do in the morning, listens to my visions, my goals, my fears, my frustrations… he is my soundboard, but he helps me focus on the big picture!

I am thankful for this dude for all of the above (and thats really just a small sampling of what this guy does!), but one of the things I am MOST grateful for is this guy knows how to make me laugh, even when I am really upset or mad (yes, sometimes that happens…), he just always knows how to break that up with laughter and humor, and if you know me, you know how big I am on that, so I am always grateful when he seamlessly breaks a mood with humor!

They say you should marry someone who makes you laugh, and I could NOT agree more. Love you babe!

 

Self Love Saturday – One Day At A Time

Much as we wish it would, no change happens over night, and the same goes for building your self-worth.

By taking each day one at a time, you feel more capable. It doesn’t seem as overwhelming when it’s broken down into smaller chunks, such as 7 days instead of one week.

And not all days will be up, just like not all days will be down. There will be ebbs and flows, good days and less good days. But each sunset closes out that day and each sunrise brings a new one forth.

Love yourself and take each day as it comes.

Wednesday Wisdom – It’s Not About Circumstances

One of my favorite Coaches said something on a National Wakeup Call that resonated with me…

She said that it doesn’t matter how you grew up or what your circumstances were, success isn’t just for a particular group of people based on how they were raised.

No, success IS for a select group of people, but this group consists of people who are WILLING to work for what they want; the people who are WILLING to rise above their circumstances, and put themselves out there, shining brightly even in the darkness. This group of successful people are for the one’s WILLING to say “that’s not how my story ends”…
And I WILL be one of them. My upbringing was awesome, and I am GRATEFUL, but truly, I always knew I had what it takes to make a difference, to be successful, to change my own life, but I just didn’t know HOW. I always wondered if I would just get by, until I realized in my core just how much I WANT to NOT just get by; I want to THRIVE, I want to HELP people, I want to change my OWN life, and the world… I want to do SO much.
And so I am working towards that. I am working on me, because I have some wrinkles to iron out. I am working on being okay with putting myself out there, warts, flaws, and all, and not being upset when I am not everyone’s cup of tea.
It’s okay to not be everyone’s cup of tea… some people prefer coffee! 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! I hope your holidays are warm, loving, peaceful, spirited, and cozy.

I would like to take this time to thank all of you for reading – this blog began as a pipe dream, and while it’s not where I envisioned it to be just yet, each one of you is making a difference in my dream, and I could not be more grateful!

May your Christmas be merry and bright ❤

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Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be thankful for – I won’t bore you with the list, but its plentiful! Take time today (and every day!) to count your blessings – no matter how rocky the road may be at any given moment, you are still here, still alive, and still making strides to improvement (right!?)

There is so much to be grateful for, and it can be painfully easy to overlook all of that, but make a conscious effort to recognize your blessings and be thankful for them – there is ALWAYS someone with less, ALWAYS someone with worse problems, and ALWAYS hope that things can get better – and they will!

I am grateful for a lot of things, but I am especially grateful for my dog right now, and her sweet, unconditional love. We didn’t know just how in love we were gonna fall with her when we got her, but she’s brought nothing but purpose, love, happiness, and content snuggles with her, and I am grateful to Rhode Home Rescue and my friends who fostered her for introducing us to our sweet girl!

May you all have a fabulous day!

If you feel like sharing, what’s something YOU are thankful for?

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Friday Fun – Long Weekend!

I love me a long weekend! Who doesn’t love an extra day to spend with family and friends, soaking in the last unofficial moments of summer and enjoying life?!

What are your plans – anything special?

If you do one thing this long weekend, make it this: take 10 minutes to yourself, to be grateful for where you are in life, be hopeful about your future and the steps you are taking towards your  goals, and be proud of how far you have come!

An extra day provides extra moments to send yourself feel good juju, and to recognize what you have accomplished, and remind yourself what it is you spend all week (and weekend!) grinding for!

Be sure to appreciate it, and enjoy your long weekend!long weekend baby!

 

Thankful Thursday – Beachbody Coach Summit

Y’all have probably seen that I am a Beachbody Coach – I try not to be obnoxious about it on here because I know people have very thin patience for that stuff, sometimes, but I do try to run my business and I adore helping others; I always have since I was a little girl, it just makes me feel good and like I do a small part to improve this massive world.

coaching changes lives - yours, and others.

Next week is Coach Summit in Nashville, and this will be my second year attending, and I am excited. I am grateful, I am thankful.

You see, it may sound silly, but I cried endless tears over my Diabetes diagnosis. Out of fear, out of frustration… I sobbed. I was terrified, and really worried about how I was going to get this under control.

I don’t think she knew it at the time, but when Rebecca approached me about joining her Challenge Group, I was ambivalent and doubtful, but I decided to do it just because I didn’t have anything to lose, and it was going to help her out, and I was all for that aspect.

If you asked me then if I knew that would turn into what it has, I would have laughed, hard. I never had any intention of helping anyone – in fact, I distinctly remember saying “who wants to take health advice from a Diabetic?!”

I mean, that seems counterintuitive, am I right? But such is the beauty of trusting in the Universe… she had plans for me. She was going to help me help myself by helping others. She was going to show me how strong I am, how inspiring and relate-able I could be, and how I could be the light for others desperate to see some light on their path.

I still struggle to believe I have any value to add, and its during these times that my teammates, and my challengers, somehow, someway, manage to chime in and remind me that I do bring value, and I am grateful for that.

The Beachbody opportunity really has done wonders for my self esteem, confidence, my ability to power through and it’s also kept me accountable and on track with my own health – something I TRULY needed and was desperate to achieve.

It’s never easy. but some battles are worth fighting – and yes, this is totally one of them.

So next week, when I am immersed in a wonderful city full of people who feel exactly the same way I do, people who radiate light and love and encouragement, I will think back to how it all started – with a question – and I will be so thankful that this turned into the answer that I needed.

We are all in this together!