Week 9 – Happy as Happy can be!

This might be a short blog. I’ve noticed that I’ve got nothing to complain about. Sure there are a few services I use which could be better, like Royal Mail who have managed to lose some of my important documents. But is worrying going to make any difference? Nope.

As we approach the first day of December that means one thing in this household. Christmas decorations and tree goes up! Yess. My son and I have always loved celebrations and Christmas is one of the biggest in the year. We’ll be doing all the usual things, the wreath on the door, tinsel everywhere and a  few presents underneath to peak our curiosity. No, we might not delve too deeply into the true story of Christmas but we certainly love the time to be together. This year is slightly different. Granny passed away in June so now I am the ‘older’ generation.  It’s been an interesting year for many reasons. A referendum in Scotland highlighted all the things that were unbalanced and which people wanted to put right. The number of children living in poverty in a country rich with oil is one of the oxymorons of society.  Some local mums decided to gather donations of gifts for children who might not receive much this year. The project, The Spirit of Christmas, was only intended to be for some local charities but people have really got behind it and there are now thousands of gifts being distributed across Glasgow. I haven’t always been financially flush since being a single mum but I’ve always managed to make Christmas special for my son (except the year when he was 4 and he told me to be careful with his 2 sackloads of presents “because one of them has my laptop in it.” What!!!) Anyway, this year a special parcel has been put together for some anonymous 14 year old boy to enjoy.

Before then though we have St Andrew’s Day. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and we always have haggis on St Andrew’s day. It’s a time to celebrate the life of and remember my old dad who passed away on that day in 1997. I generally don’t drink but that’s always a night to enjoy a small whisky.

Have a great week and share what you can, it’ll make 2 people happy.

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Week 8 – Amore Vincit Omnia

As this month goes on, I’m really taking to heart the second scroll in Mandino’s Greatest Salesman. It makes so much sense, doesn’t it? If we greet each day with love (and remind ourselves at least twice more duirng the day) you really can’t help but exude, if not love, but caring and compassion.  And this is important, as I’ve found out this week. You see, so many people are carrying a heavy heart or a worried heart and just a smile and a hug or a little gift of some flowers and chocolates can lighten their load for a while.

A customer has discovered she has leukaemia. Another friend has had several problems with her partner, one after the other this year. Just being there to listen and say a kind word really doesn’t cost anything but can mean the world to someone.

Adopting this scroll is easy and it makes it easier to stay on the 7 Day Diet. A whole 7 days with out a bad thought. Using the Law of Substitution to replace unhelpful words or unkind words with ones which serve you. Taking a breath before speaking is a good thing. Is what you are about to say helpful to you or the  other person? How will it make the other person feel? How will that make you feel? And, is it worth it? Undoubtedly, no.

I succumbed to watching a little television this evening as I am all alone in the house. My son has gone to stay over at his friend’s house. Fortunately it is just light comedy and entertainment. Actually, I have been more productive this week without it. I think I’ll go another 7 days from Monday.

I’ve been spending more time visualising myself as a healthy, slim, fit woman with a purpose, and I like it. It’s been easy also in Haanel’s exercise of visualising a battle ship and taking it all the way back to the very first idea of how it came about. You see, Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde, a river famous for it’s shipbuilding. Not long ago, a battleship was being built there and I often saw it if I was coming back from that side of town. It’s amazing how huge those things are.

Glasgow Clyde view 2

Anyway, I have become a recording star this week. My son helped me record some music and my voice over with the help of something called Audacity. So now I can listen to myself as I walk round one of my favourite places, Rouken Glen.

Have a great weekend people and remember that Love Conquers All.

Week 7 – North West

Not only the name of Kim Kardiashian and Kanye West’s little baby but also where I live in the UK! So you kind of know where to find me if you head over for a visit.

There are some things we wish for and don’t get and there’s some things you don’t wish for but get anyway. Last week was like that. I’ll start at the end.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday were spent semi comotose having caught a virus from my darling baby boy, who arrived home half dead after a game of rugby on Wednesday evening. A trip to the local hospital later that night on the advice of the NHS 24 nurse thankfully confirmed it was not meningitis. We made a lovely pair over the ensueing days coughing and spluttering and worse. However, grateful to now be back our respective feet.

As I was lying there, I used a lot of visualisation to pass the time, envisioning myself as a fully fit, healthy and energetic, younger looking woman again. I pictured it in minutiae. The perfect size, slim and full of vitality wearing a gorgeous summery wrapover dress. My hair a little longer than it is because it suits me now and wearing heels because I no longer suffer from tentonitis! I like that mental image, it’s how I used to be and it’s how I will be again, preferably before the trip to Hawaii next April/May.

It was uncomfortable lying in bed but at least when I rolled over towards the door I could see the copy of my goals poster which I’d blue tac’d to it. The one with 4 different coloured shapes each having an assigned smart goal written on it. Every time I saw it, I substituted my ‘woe is me’ thoughts to ‘when I get out of here I’m on to it.’ It comes naturally now. Our mental diet is something I’ve been conscious of for several months and although I do get caught out from time to time, usually when something sudden happens, I find I can pull myself back and replace it with something more constructive.  I have actually managed to have a series of 3 days when I’vew not had a negative thought. It definitely wasn’t over the last weekend though that’s for sure.

At the start of the week, I dig out my son’s scout compass that he never uses and wore it round my neck. Several times a day I was asked what that was all about. I just replied it was to make sure I was going in the right direction. Funny thing is they were the ones who looked confused, laugh out loud. The kids in my computer classes loved it though. I guess most of them would be too young to be in the scouts so probably haven’t even seen one before – well they have now and they’re all going in the right direction too.

So glad to be starting a new week with fresh enthusiasm, a compounding effect of tiny improvements each and every day and all heading NW.

Week 6 – I Love You 2

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husband.

The women were asked, “How many of you love your husband?”

All the women raised their hands.

Then they were asked, “When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?”

Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn’t remember.

The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text their husband: “I love you, sweetheart.”

Then, the women were then told to exchange phones with another person, and to read aloud the text message they received, in response.

Here are some of the replies:

I think some are hilarious…if you have been married for quite a while, a sign of true love…
Like who else would you reply to in such a succinct and honest way.

1. Who the hell is this?
2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?
3. Yeh, and I love you too. What’s up with you??
4. What now? Did you crash the car again?
5. I don’t understand what you mean?
6. What the f*ck did you do now?
8. Don’t beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?
9. Am I dreaming?
10. If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.
11. I thought we agreed you wouldn’t drink during the day.
12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn’t she??
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Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
If you are having a bad day, remember it could be worse…..

ent from a dear friend and made me smile. Hope you enjoy too:

Week 6 – I love you.

Hey everyone. Thanks to everyone who commented on last week’s post, your kind words really helped during a tough week. I definitely had something working on me but I’ve been on all sorts of supplements and started a 9 day nutritional cleanse to give my body a rest. Seems to be working. Dropped a few pounds and my eyes and skin are bright and glowing! So, thank you, I Love You <3.

I find each week that the webinar helps to consolidate the previous weeks tasks and lessons and the things I find challenging become clearer.  This is good.

I’m so excited to rethink my DMP and PPN’s and to start creating my dreamboard. I really want to get my son, Thomas, in on this too. Afterall, he’s a huge part of my DMP.  If we both make dreamboards and set smart goals – ooh, I get tingles when I think about it. Having fun creating my coloured shapes by hand as we are electrically challenged today (think some dampness got into the wiring) but the extra work just gives it more weight.

Focusing on not giving opinions but giving a gift to everyone, be that a smile, a gesture of some sort or a compliment really affects the people around  me.  I’ve always been sincerely appreciative of anything anyone has done for me but just holding their eye a second or two longer and really delivering my gratitude with even more heartfelt emotion becomes tangible and not just a platitude. And it’s so easy to do.

Keeping up with my reading and all the others bits and pieces which are becoming more of a way of life rather than things on a list to do each day. I still do my readings first thing in the morning but everything else fits in and around my work. Funny: I was sitting in a car park waiting to go into a class and I had brought my Greatest Salesman book but forgot my DMP or movie trailer.  Surprised myself that I could reiterate practically word for word my DMP from memory.  I know it’s best to see it written down but good to know it’s within me wherever I go.

Hope you are all having a great week and that I can be of service to any of you as you guys have been to me.

Week 5 – Is it just me?

Wow, anybody else feeling overwhelming tiredness? Maybe it’s the season and the clocks going back but I’ve been falling asleep everywhere!

I feel like I’m clinging on with my fingertips.  This week’s webinar on Sunday was so fast, the new bits just didn’t sink in. Just looking at the print out notes I must have blacked out when  Mark was covering Emeril Lagasse and linking, firing and wiring because I just don’t remember much about that at all. Don’t even ask me about the Digital Connections, I’m so far behind in those replays also.

I’ve not slept well since the start of the mkmma either. Restless sleep, I feel like my head is too busy processing stuff. At the beginning I thought it was just excitement but now I’m waking up feeling like I just did 10 rounds with Mike Tyson.  Might be because I’ve sort of stalled with my DMP. I was so sure of it at the start but I’ve been challenged to rethink my PPN’s and if my business is really the only thing I want for myself.  Seriously, The business goals are so big I don’t have any fucking time for anything else, Laugh Out Loud! Anyway, that might also be the reason I’ve not done my Press Release yet. that has to be done by tomorrow but if it’s to exude any kind of excitment I’m going to have to hunker down and draw it up from somewhere.

Will be glad to move on to the second scroll tomorrow – yay! It’s been great but does wear thin by the last two weeks. I love the Law of Giving recital. However,  Emerson’s essay on contribution kind of washed over me. The concentration level required to stay on track with that is way over my head. Something else to add to the list of things to redo.  And now it’s time for bed,, Zebbidee.

Tiem for bed said Zebbidee.

Time for bed said Zebbidee.

 

Week 4 – Ah, if I still smoked I’d be having one now.

Lots of learning going on this week and it’s making me feel very satisfied. I’ve learned how to add a page and add a photo, just don’t know how to get the photo the right way up. Now if I still smoked, I’d be having one right now but I’ll settle for a virtual glass of something very nice. More to come …

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Oops seem to have fallen over