Sunday, September 5, 2010

Week 2

This is starting out to be a good exercise - challenging at times, but good.
The week started out a little rocky - got really great - then had a bump in the road (a bump of my own doing that is - the mistake kind of bump). Yet, I'm back on track. Really back.

Quaker Oats has new TV they're running mostly in the mornings. They sign off with "Does your breakfast make you amazing?"  When I saw that I thought - what does make me amazing? And - while my breakfast choice does start to steer me along the path of health - I realized that there are many things about me that are amazing. I'm not being vain. That's not what this is about - it's about finding the joy. Realizing that there are amazing things about myself - that I can find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Even that bump in the road this week helped - I'll learn from it; grow from it; be a better person because I don't want to travel on a bumpy path.  So after watching the news this morning, I headed to the gym - still with thoughts of amazing floating in the back of my head but not consciously pondering it. And I experienced something new - I was excited to be there. That might not sound so very "AHA" to most, but for me being happy, excited about being there - that was an extraordinary moment.

That simple moment reinforced the thought "Change the way you look at things & the things you look at will change."*

(*Quote from Dr Wayne Dwyer)

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