Sunday, February 27, 2011


I don't always address the Postitive Thought aspects of my blog, but today seems like a good time to reinforce the power of positive thinking. The world is very chaotic right now. Bad things are happening to good people. How do we get through the day?
The Optimist's Creed is a 100 year old mantra, written by one of the first New Age thinkers. Believing the best in everybody and himself, he wrote these words as a way to help people remember the good, despite the bad.

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
~Christan D. Larson

The world is on our side.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Post Vacation Reality Check

After a carefree, relaxing vacation in my favorite Casa in Sayulita, Nayurit, unfortunately, I'm returning to reality. Gained poundage, work piled up at work, no groceries in the house and dirty laundry. Yippee!! One week out---caught up on laundry and work stuff, groceries in the house and day 6 of Atkins induction. Biggest thrill--day 6 of Atkins induction. It's always hard, but somehow, having eaten and/or drunken, whatever I wanted to on my vacation, I haven't felt the sense of deprivation I have in the past. Let the weight loss begin.