Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ten Best Decisions We Can Make

As I am getting closer to starting the next 30 day blog, I came across a talk I did a few years ago and I believe it applies really well to were we will be going in the next 30 days of developing better Character in our lives. So here we go.....

1. Decide to Decide:
  • Decide that today will be different
  • Remember that it is never too late to change
2. Decide to be Authentic:
Basically this mean "be yourself" true to one's own personality, spirit, or character

3. Decide to "Get over it" (choose to forgive)

4. Decide to get Rid of the Negatives in your life and embrace the Positives.

5. Decide to Make the Most of Your Uniqueness
  • What are you good at?
  • What are you not good at?
  • What are your successes
  • What legacy do you want to leave
  • What is your mission?
6. Decide to be Successful in each Season of Life.
  • Ask yourself what you need to do to slide through safely
  • Be prepared for the coming stage
7. Decide to Live by Love (prioritize people and the way you relate to them.

8. Decide to take Care of YOU!
  • Spiritually - rest, quiet time, prayer, the Word
  • Physically - exercise, sleep, nutrition
  • Mentally - hope, faith, positive attitude
  • Emotionally - social connections and support
9. Decide to Trust God:
  • Read and study the Bible
  • Have a quiet time every day
  • Get to know the character of God and the Names of God
  • Be a person of prayer
10. Decide to Leave a Legacy
  • Using all of the above - live life in a way you want to be remembered
  • Find an area you have a passion for and help others in it.
  • Ask God to show you ways to reach out to others
  • Remember it isn't always and most of the time is not the big things that make a difference.
"Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing" Philippians 2:4

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Where Dreams Come True....

That's the motto at Disney World. And if your a 6 year old little girl it is probably true. If you are the Nana and Papa of that little girl it is true when you see the excitement and wonder in her face and eyes......but as your fighting the Disney crowds you begin to doubt it. :)

We took our 6 year old granddaughter Kaitlyn to Disney this weekend for her birthday and I just thought I would share some pictures of our wonderful time together. Of course, as she is a girl and is 6 - the main focus of the day was finding the princesses. They have a little autograph book that you take around and the princess signs it and beside the signature you put the picture of you and the princess.

I wanted to share this last "personal" blog but will be getting back to my Life Coaching blogs after this. I will be starting a new 30 day blog on developing Character in our lives. It will be called "30 Day's of Character Development. Sounds like fun right?? :) Maybe not fun but very necessary!
Kaitlyn and Ariel

Kaitlyn and Papa waiting for the Parade to start
Kaitlyn and Nana
Kaitlyn and Sleeping Beauty (do you remember her name?)
Kaitlyn and Belle
Kaitlyn and Cinderella
It was a wonderful day with all the princesses but mostly with our little princess!

Get ready for "Character Development!" Starting March 1 - We will be starting with "Humility" and will take a week for each character trait. We can learn humility in a week right??

Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekend in St. Louis

I have had the great pleasure of enjoying a little getaway weekend with some of my family. We took a trip up to St. Louis to visit my hubby's sister, Gail. I have not been up to visit her for more than 10 years so when I heard her sister and mom were going up for a few days, I pretty much invited myself to go. :) Anyone who knows me well probably won't be too surprised at that one! :) Unfortunately I forgot my camera, although I took some pictures with my phone but I can't download them until I get home. So we are heading home tomorrow but my neice Meghan made a little video of our time with them and she did such a great job I just wanted to share it on my blog. As you can see it has been snowing and that has been such a highlight for me.

I know if you are reading this and you live up north you are probably wondering why I would be so happy about snow but you must understand that I am a Pennsylvania girl who somehow ended up in Florida and I have always missed the seasons that I loved so much in Pa. This is the firs time I have been in a real snow storm since my Pa days. I had forgotten how beautiful it is on the trees and as it is falling. I made a little snowman my first day here. It is snowing more tonight and I am in awe at the beauty - I will post some of my pictures tomorrow or Wed. I have been flooded with memories of my childhood in the winter -watching the snow fall so softly from the sky, the tree covered with fresh snow and the winter wonderland that the snow creates.

So here is the little video Meghan made: