Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Daily Inspiration

I came across this while searching for something in the spare room today and I thought it might be inspirational to anyone who happens across this blog.

Just for today, I will live through this day only and not set far-reaching goals to try to overcome all my problems at once. I know I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today, I will be happy. Abraham Lincold said, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." He was right. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. I will chase them out of my mind and replace them with happy thoughts.

Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those things I cannot correct.

Just for today, I will improve my mind. I will not be a mental loafer. I will force myself to read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today, I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll make an honest effort to cut down. If I'm Overweight, I'll eat nothing I know is fattening. I will force myself to exercise. Even if it's only walking around the block or using the stairs instead of the elevator.

Just for today, I will be totally honest. If someone asks me something I don't know, I will not bluff. I'll simply say "I don't know."

Just for today, I'll do something I've been putting off for a long time. I'll finally write that letter, make that phone call, clean that closet or straighten out those dresser drawers.

Just for today, before I speak I will ask myself, "is it true? is it kind?" And if the answer to either of those questions is negative, I won't say it.

Just for today, I will make the conscious effort to be agreeable. I will look as good as I can, dress becomingly, talk softly, act courteously and not interrupt when someone else is talking. Just for today, I'll not improve anybody except myself.

Just for today, I will have a program, I may not follow it exactly but I will have it. Thereby saving myself from two pests: Hurry and Indecision.

Just for today, I will have a quiet half-hour to relax alone. During this time, I will reflect on my behavior and will get a better perspective on my life.

Just for today, I will be unafraid. I will gather the courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions. I will expect nothing from the world but I will realize that as I give to the world, the world will give to me.

Have a great day!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Wake-up Call

That's what today was for me. I was told I have borderline diabetes. Doctor said she wanted to put me on a pill but I asked if it could be controlled by my diet. She is going to give me two months to see if I can get things under control. I'm not surprised at this diagnosis.

I've been eating out of control and not getting enough exercise, except for work. I'm not good at dieting. I'm on the go a lot, eat on the run most of the time. When I do pack a lunch I usually end up not eating it and being hungry before bed. That's my problem time. I'll figure out something. I have to. I don't want to end up taking insulin for the rest of my life. Before mom died she was on insulin, taking two shots per day. It was hard on her, especially with all her other complications including Lupus, which was so painful for her.

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