Monday Motivation – Glass Houses

This Monday Motivation is slightly different to my usual post, I’ve added my own twist to a common saying.

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This is me saying I’m not perfect and I don’t expect other people to be either. I wasn’t always this way – I used to be way less tolerant and I took a lot of the wonderful things in life for granted. Now I appreciate every day for what it is and not what I wish it was. I don’t judge people like I used to and I’m far more forgiving, people make mistakes and I’m sure, like me, they would take many of them back if they could, make another decision – a better decision.

So, that is why I no longer throw stones – although I do occasionally pick them up and hold them in my hand 😉

Wednesday Weigh In 25/7/12

Weight loss total for today is 10.8kgs. Not where I wanted to be but need to remember that a couple of years ago I weighed 15.7kgs more than I do today so I have to be happy that I am making progress in the right direction. Hoping I can get back to losing a kilo a week now until goal which is still 19kgs away so the next goal is to get to 15kgs lost so I’ll be half way to goal and over that midway hump.

Don’t Do It!

You make me not want to be your friend because you should be using your superpower for good – not evil!

I’m not and never will be one of your ‘victims’ and I don’t want to people to think I am just because we are friends, so…

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My conscience is clear, is yours?

I Resolve

I don’t particularly make New Year’s resolutions as they are so loaded and it’s very easy to break them. However, I am moved to make some this year in order to find some balance. Here they are:

= I resolve to be a better parent =
– More patient, less grumpy, more fun

= I resolve to be more organised =
– Each week I will work at purging, sorting and organising my ‘stuff’

= I resolve to be more patient =
–  Patience is a virtue I’d like in abundance this year

= I resolve to have more self belief =
– This year I will care less about people who do not care about me

= I resolve to work harder AND smarter =
–  I’ll work hard to make my business even more successful in 2012

= I resolve to craft =
– Once a week I will spend time crafting

These are very broad I know, but it’s a start. I’ll review them in three months and see if I can make them more refined.

If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: Know what you’re doing. Love what you’re doing. And believe in what you’re doing. — Will Rogers

New Year Feng Shui

The New Year always inspires me to want to make changes, to sort out clutter, tidy up things and start the new year with a positive outlook.

I have some traditions that I like to carry out including some Feng Shui as it makes a lot of sense to me, their principals are about clearing out the old to make room for the new, having symbols of abundance and having a positive frame of mind.

They advocate cleaning your entire house before the New Years Day to help give the old year the push out the door and to clear the way for new energy, however you should avoid cleaning on the first day of the new year as this will clear away the fortune and luck on its way to you.

Fill your sugar canisters to ensure a sweet year. You can also fill a fruit bowl with oranges and sprinkle gold coins around, this also is a sign of abundance.

Have lots of cash in your purse/wallet (red of course), so you start the year encouraging more fortune and abundance. Sprinkling ginger (or money powder) over the cash is also a great way to add an extra boost to your abundance chi (energy).

At midnight open the back door of your house and create a few loud noises using firecrackers, party poppers or a pot and spoon – these are said to scare off the negative energy of the previous year, then close it and open the front door to welcome in all the new year and all it’s promise, along with a positive new chi. Although not Feng shui you could also choose to burn some white sage as this is also believed to clear out negative energy from a house.

It’s also considered auspicious if the first thing you see is a red bird, so endeavour to have a picture, ornament, or some other symbol of a red bird somewhere that you will easily see it either immediately after midnight or first thing when you wake up.

Start the new year as you mean to go on. No crying, no arguments, yelling, etc. Keep the day relaxed and enjoyable.

Best thing about the above? don’t worry if you don’t get it all done on the 31st of December as this is the European New Year however the Chinese New Year is the 23rd of January 2012, so you have a month to get all the things in place for that celebration.

“Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level…”
(Eileen Caddy)

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