Be Mindful of Where Your Thoughts are Leading You

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Today’s Challenge: Be mindful of where your thoughts are leading you.

Our happiness starts with our thoughts.

A week ago, I flew back to Colorado to be closer to Shorty’s Vet and CSU. I didn’t have my car, so a driver picked me (and Shorty) up at the airport and drove us home. During the one hour trip, I noticed how negative the driver was. He told me about the bad things happening in his life, and he shared with me his many believed conspiracy theories about life in general, mainly that the world would come to an end within the next 15 years.

I didn’t argue much, but I did tell him that I believed everything was going to get better in the world… soon.

This driver was a very nice guy, likable, but I couldn’t wait to get home–his attitude was depressing and exhausting. His thoughts seemed to have run away on him, and he let it happen. He decided this year would be the worst, snowiest year in Colorado. He decided that the world was coming to an end. And he decided that he would never be able to make money doing what he loved. He made up his mind how his life was going to be… and so it was… Negative.

I’ve been guilty of doing the same thing. When I was younger I had certain beliefs that held me down. Thankfully, I’ve learned that I have power over my thoughts, and therefore I have power over my life.

Staying positive isn’t always easy, but if we stay positive, our lives will be positive. If we stay negative our lives will be negative. If we focus on all the good in our future, our future will be good. If we focus on the bad in our future, our future will be bad.

Plus, positive people are a lot more fun to be around! 🙂


Shorty Update: She had her surgery on Monday. Wednesday I went back to the vet to get antibiotics because her incisions didn’t look good, they were red and bleeding a little. Friday, I took her back to the vet because the incisions looked even worse and Shorty seemed uncomfortable. My vet cleaned up the incisions, gave her more antibiotics and gave her some pain medication. My day on the couch with her turned into a week, and I can happily say that she is finally doing great! 🙂



Stand Up for Yourself…


Today’s Challenge: Stand up for yourself.

About a week ago I posted “Face the Problem so…” about my struggles with a company(s) that was basically stealing from me. Well, today, I’m happy to report that we have settled, and all of my needs were met. The weight and stress of this has lifted off my shoulders and I feel a sense of freedom from this burden I carried for more than two years. It feels good to stand up for yourself and follow through to the end. It feels amazing to actually sleep through the night… I want to celebrate! 🙂

Know When It’s Time To…

Today’s Challenge: Know when it’s time to let go.

leaves holding on

On my walk with my pug I noticed this tree. All the leaves were gone except these two beautiful red-orange leaves still hanging on… It made me think about life and all the ways we hold on tight even when, especially when, it’s time to let go. We hold on to anger. We hold onto relationships that won’t work. We hold onto things in our homes, garages and closets that clutter up our lives. We hold on to beliefs about ourselves and others. We try to hold onto our youth and some dreams that need a little tweaking. We forget that it’s ok to let go. Nature has run it’s course and it’s time for the next season.

What are some of the other ways we hold on, when it’s probably time to let go?

What would you like to let go?