5/31/12 Thrilling Thursday

Thrilling Thursday – life in the social networking world is full of thrilling opportunities, reach out and grab some.

 

You know, life is what you make it and I am making it thrilling.

 

I have social networking accounts on Facebook, Twitter, My Space, Plurk, Blogger, Word Press, HootSuite and Google+. Unlike may people, I really like social media, social networking and the like. I like the conversations with people from around the world. There is a guy in Nigeria who tells the funniest anti-marriage jokes. I think he is a closet romantic and the jokes he posts really make me laugh. There is a young girl in Philadelphia who is a married and starting an exciting new life. I love hearing her stories about being in love, young, and happy. I like reading tweets from the young author who grew up in an abusive home and now writes about relationships, though she is single.

 

I enjoy my get fit group because they encourage me to get my butt up, exercise and eat properly. I like the new prayer groups because they are going to help me start my day with prayer and worship like I am supposed to do. I like my social media group, for now. They will be reviewing my blog, so depending on how tough my skin is, I will see how much I like them next week.

 

I  reach out into the social networking world for thrilling opportunities because I can be social on my own schedule. People laugh whenever I say this, but I have four kids, a husband, a dog, a cat, a consulting business I am trying to grow and a law career I would like to get back to. I am busy. I like being able to meet, talk with and interact with the world when I want,  when my house is quiet and sometimes, that is at 1:00 am.

 

I am thrilled to be a part of so many wonderful opportunities, what is thrilling you today?

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5/30/12 Wonderful Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesday-chick up, believe in yourself and give yourself the victory, not defeat.

 

I was talking to a friend recently who was full of defeat. She had plans to do a bunch of things, go to school, buy a house, get a better job, be a better mother. She was complaining that she was failing in all her efforts and that nothing she touched worked out and that it never would. I tried with all my might to convince her to keep going, to look at things in a positive light, to be encouraged and to stay strong. She just could not let go of the defeat. 

 

My son is nine years old. Ever since he could talk he just assumed, inferred and stated that everyone liked him, everyone was his friend and he could literally do anything in the world. He never let things like reality and hard times deter him from his belief that life will turn out wonderfully. I admire his optimism. I like the fact that he believes in himself and that God will bless his efforts. 

 

Today, I need to call me friend and tell her, “Chick up!  Start believing in yourself and claim victory, not defeat. I have always lived my life looking for miracles and expecting the impossible. I have been blessed, because my God always delivers, always grants victory. Christian folks always talk about how God can save you from the fire, in the fire or through the fire. I have seen it in my life.  The point is that we need to claim what we want, if we want victory and success, we must claim them even when they are hard to see. 

 

It is wonderful to believe in yourself and the power of God to make all your dreams come true! What are you working on that needs more of your faith in yourself?

5/25/12 Fantastic Friday

Fantastic Friday-I believe I can fly, so today I am acting on that belief.

 

I have always been a believer in the impossible. When my teenie bopper was three she told me she wanted to build a time machine and travel through space and time. I told her I believed she could and asked her for a shopping list. Recently she asked me if I remembered that exchange. I told her I did and still believed she could build that time machine. 

 

When we are children, most of us have dreams. There are things we would like to do when we grow up. There are places we want to see. Then, we grow up. As grown up responsibilities hit us. Some times they hit us hard and we forget about our dreams and live in the here and now, trying to survive reality. It’s sad actually. I don’t want to do that. I have dreams, things I still want to accomplish. 

 

Now, I am a grown woman with grown up responsibilities. So, I have adult dreams. The good thing about being an adult with dreams is that you have some knowledge, experience and the wherewithal to make the dreams come true. I shall not discuss my dreams here, but today I acknowledge them, enjoy them and am taking the steps toward making them happen. I believe I can fly, so watch me while I float above.

 

Sometimes it is fantastic to have a dream and to move forward to ward making the dream come true.

5/24/12 Thrilling Thursday

Thrilling Thursday- because sometimes the reason I don’t call you, write you or Facebook you is because I have some thrilling things going on, calm down.

Recently a friends sister went on a Facebook rant about how she was “unfriending” people who did not talk to her or respond to her posts often enough. She was upset. It was so serious a matter to her that she was cursing out church members on Facebook. It never occurred to her that maybe, just perhaps, people had something to do besides chat her up and down all day.

However, I must admit I felt a little bad about her rant. There are quite a few people I don’t talk to as often as I would like. I would like to call all my friends and family members once per week. I would like to visit them more often than the typical wedding, funerals, graduations and college trunk parties. But, my life, my other life gets in the way. I have a husband, four children, a dog and a runaway cat. I am kept incredibly busy by the family with whom I live. The obligations, school trips, doctor’s appointments, ballet classes and other events that these people have are enough to keep me busy as well as the assistant I wish I had helping me.

So, if I don’t call, write, visit or contact as much as you would like, I am sorry, don’t take it as an insult. Instead, understand that I am living life and meeting my obligations to those in my house and that is a terrific thing.

Sometimes, it is thrilling to be busy so don’t get mad if it takes a while for me to get back to you.

5/23/12 Wonderful Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesday-sometimes you have to chick up and get a job done or get two jobs done, sometimes three.

 

When we get up in the morning, most of us have multiple to do lists: personal, familial and professional, at least. Sometimes the obligations that we have before us each day are so overwhelming that we become stuck, unable to proceed, unable to move, unable to decide what to do. However, the things on the to do lists must be completed. The question then becomes what should be done.

 

I think that when we are caught in a place where we have multiple to do lists all full of things that must be done then pick something and get it done. If it is all important and all needs to be done, just pick something and do it, then there is one less thing to do. If you can’t choose, let the laws of random thinking choose for you. Throw a pin at a the list and do whatever task it hits. Roll the dice and do the chore that corresponds to the number rolled. It all has to get done so do one thing and then move on to the next thing. 

 

The bottom line, the truth of the matter and the reality of the situation is that sometimes you have to chick up, just get up and moving. A few years ago, I attended a conference on women becoming empowered and reaching their full potential. There was one speaker who stood out more than the others, I don’t remember her name, but I remember what she said, her main message. She said, “You have to show up like a grown up.” I have used that line to monitor and guide my behavior since. 

 

As women with multiple lines of responsibility we must show up like grown ups and get things done. We do not have the luxury of inaction. We must get up, move and to repeat the phrase, show up like grown ups. There is no pretty way to put it, no cute little words to make the job sound pretty. There is just the fact that when we have a lot to do, we must get up and get it done. 

 

It is wonderful to show up like a grown up and get a job done.

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