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Aiming for a long, happy, healthy life ... one habit at a time.

December Photo Challenge

Who doesn’t love pictures?  Who doesn’t love photos?  Well I happen to adore both.  This is no secret.  So I made up a December photo challenge.  Feel free to follow along, share and comment.  Send me your pics, I’d love to see them.

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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Life Lesson Number Whatever

Life Lesson Number (insert random number here) ….

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you.

This is what is called following your bliss.

When you follow your bliss… doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else. Just follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls that were seen.

Sometimes, we must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.

Life doesn’t come with meaning. YOU bring the meaning to it….and those whom you love. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match YOUR nature with God’s Nature!

What are you passionate about? Figure it out and follow it relentlessly!

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As Always, Make Champion Choices
The Healthy Habit Lady 

 

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21 Years in the Making

My baby girl turns 21 today.  It’s quite a story, let me tell ya.

I don’t know what she weighed, or if labor was delayed …
if she was bottle or breast fed … or the first word she said …

I didn’t teach her to walk or how to use the pot …
but man once I got her … she sure taught ME a lot!

She arrived at age four, we adopted her at age six,
an energetic ball of fire – such a perfect mix.

A blessing straight from God, was dropped into my life …
and suddenly I was ‘mom’ – not just a working wife.

My one and only daughter, never grew in my tummy …
but life with this girl is artistic and oh so yummy.

I’m so glad she was born, and ended up with me ..
I didn’t even know her – – on that day she made history.

I was living in Texas ~~ and teaching a computer class,
with no inclination- of what would some day come to pass.

Yet that day she was born – was the same hospital as I …
oh how I would have loved — to hear her newborn cry.

We share a genetic mutation – yet share no DNA …
and she is etched in my heart, forever and a day.

She’s generous and sweet and feisty and kind …
stubborn, determined – a rare treasure to find.

She’s brilliant, articulate and smarter than you think …
but don’t try to catch her – you’ll miss her if you blink.

She’s fierce and she’s loyal and hilarious indeed.
And she’ll drop what she’s doing to help a friend in need.

She’s impulsive and crazy, but in a good way of course …
she can catch a fish and she can even ride a horse.

She can be a girly girl — OR get messy in the dirt …
she’s outgoing and friendly — and an eternal flirt.

She was surely born– with beauty and brains!
And she plays many instruments, with music in her veins.

She’s ‘kinda’ grown up – 21 years old today.
My daughter, my friend .. happy happy birthday !

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Oh To Be An Eagle

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My family at Sea World (where my daughter works) … we enjoyed meeting an Eagle.

Allow me some leeway in this imagery and metaphor.  In life there are two groups of people. Some are simply surviving.  Others, well they truly thrive. Now these two groups can be compared to crows and eagles. A crow hangs around with the majority of everyone else (the 99%).  Crows sit together on the power lines waiting for some random animal to get killed on the road, so that they can eat. Sometimes it’s a skunk, cat, dog or a deer — but the crow does not get to decide what it will have for dinner.  Mr. Crow has to eat whatever comes along.

Then there are the eagles (the 1%). Eagles are solitary. They stand alone. They are different. They are NOT like everyone else. They are unique and special. When they get hungry, they decide what they would like to eat and they search long and hard until they find exactly what they want. It’s not easy, but they are free to choose and they don’t quit or give up until they have succeeded.

An eagle will travel 50-100 miles to get exactly what he wants, whereas the crow will travel 1-2 miles to take what they can get. The crow eats whatever life gives him. The eagle eats whatever he wants and decides what life will bring him. Crows wait for opportunities to fall into their lap. Eagles create opportunities because they go looking for what they want and don’t stop until it has been acquired.

In this life, we get to decide – every ding dang day – if we are going to be a crow or an eagle.  It is not by what we say, but rather what we DO, that determines our identity. You are what you do; not what you say.

Carry on.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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Practice Makes What?

Are you practicing your growth or are you practicing what you have already decided are your limits?

What does practice make?  Does it make perfect?  Does it make growth?  You tell me!  You have a thousand habits that you practice every single day … and whether or not they are intentional, they are there.  Might as well make them count, right?

Are limits and obstacles the same thing?  Think about that.  Only you know the answer for yourself.

Do you focus on what you CAN do or do you focus on what you CAN’T do?  Or maybe, you should focus on what you WANT to do.

Obviously I am not suggesting you injure yourself.  Be smart.  Use precautions when necessary.  Just do not blindly accept that you cannot do something simply because someone told you that you can’t or you think that you can’t.

I am about to get seriously out of my comfort zone.  I signed up for something called Camp Gladiator today.   They had a special deal for $9 for the month of September. I’ve had my eye on them a while; and several friends have raved about the trainers.  So I pulled the trigger.  If I don’t like it – no biggie.  But what if I love it?  I’ll never know unless I go.  SO… signing up and showing up are two different things, right?  Plans are awesome. Action is measurable.  Results are priceless.

What holds you back?  What are your limits?  What are your obstacles?  Where is the end of your comfort zone?  Go there, then blow past that.  I believe in you.

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

 

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