Sketch of My Blog

Our Journey in Life is more than we allow it to be.
We must all Be Ourselves to really enjoy what's all around us.
Take hold and learn from Life and Others.

I Follow the Way of Jesus.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Honesty and Truth - Give and Take

Well today is National Honesty Day.  It was put in place to end the month after beginning the month with April Fool's Day.  Sort of a balance between the beginning of the month and the end.  I think that all people should strive for Honesty in all things.

Did you know that honesty is a two way street.  The one way is the person that speaks the truth, speaks in honesty.  The other way is the person who is receiving the truth and the spoken honesty.

The giver needs to give in love, compassion and be understanding to the other person and their feelings.

The receiver needs to be open to what they are receiving.  Whether it is criticism (given with tack), or just the response to a question.

So we not only need to be open to honesty and truth, but we need to give it in understanding and love.

Next time you are asked a question give in love your honest and truthful response.  And next time you ask a question keep open and receive with the best intent.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Attitude is everything

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”  ~ Charles R. Swindoll

I have to agree with the above quote.  I too am in charge of my attitude.  Of course sometimes I need someone to get my attitude turned around.  Thanks Sweetheart.  I Love You.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wonderful Weekend...

What a wonderful weekend I just had.  I had a very nice date with my wife on Saturday.  Even though the place we ate a light breakfast at put so much cream cheese on our bagels that we were not sure if there was a bagel holding everything together.  I got through half my bagel and thought I was going to throw-up.  So we left there and went and got McDonald's hash browns to settle our stomachs.  After that we had a nice time shopping around and eating Chinese in the mall.  We ate a little too much of that and came home so full we could not eat supper.  But we had a very nice time.  Even went to the library and checked out a movie, "Mansfield Park".  It is a period piece by Jane Austen.  The newer movie was good and I really enjoyed it.  On Sunday we had a nice time and between both days we had a lot of fun with our son who is going to be 9 very shortly.

It is so nice to be in Church every week and spend time with God and other believers.  I also really enjoy spending my weekends with my family.  We have such a great time together.  Playing soccer and watching a "Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones" movie with my family.  And just overall having a really nice time spending time with my family.

My wife and I were able to cut sugar out for three days.  Then we had some cookies.  It was not a bad thing, but everything in moderation.  You can't have sugar so much that your body goes nuts, but you can have a little once in a while.  So we are still working on cutting back on our sugar, we are just not cutting it out entirely, otherwise you end up wanting it more.  So once or twice a week is going to be my limit.  That way I can enjoy it and not over do it to the point of not wanting it anymore or wanting it all the time.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sugar and You

I have decided, with the help, support and joint cooperation of my wife, am trying to cut my sugar intake for the next 30 days.  I started yesterday and was able to avoid any cookies, cakes, candies, doughnuts, candy bars, etc.

I am attempting to curb my sugar and in the process attempt to lose some weight.  I am also attempting to eat better and in so doing be nicer to my body.

This is something I tried a while back, but this time I am not going to quit if I miss one day, I just keep going.  I am just going to try and make it through as many days as I can without having sugar.  I think this is a better goal than trying to cut out my sugar entirely.  I just don't want to have a lot of sugary sweets.  They do nothing for my body and only add to my waist line.  And I don't want to waste time on my waist line unless I am removing some of it.

I know there are lots of diets out there about eating sugar and not eating sugar.  I am just working on trying to limit sugar in my life.  Try to place it last on my list of things I want to eat instead of at the top of my list.  I want to eat better so my body will feel better and I can enjoy life more, instead of feeling tired, overweight and uncomfortable about myself.  I like my self, but I want to love myself.  I want to really enjoy who I am fully and who GOD wants me to be.

My mom needed to quite smoking to better be a person that GOD wanted her to me.  I think I need to cut down on my sugar so I can be who GOD wants me to be.  With doing this I need to watch my portion sizes on other foods too.  I know this.  I sometimes eat way too much and sometimes just not the right foods either.  So I am going to try and dedicate my fueling up to GOD and let Him lead me in what I should be eating and the amounts.

Just like today I am trying to listen to GOD and be more gentle, kind and understanding of people that I deal with.  More patient and slow to respond so that I can be more of what GOD wants me to be.  I want to give each day to GOD and let him lead me.  I have struggled with lots of things in my life and I want to struggle less.  I want to allow GOD to be and to work within me.

So starting today, I am going to try and listen more to GOD and try to do what is right by my body and by my family.  I am definitely going to try and just live my life and allow GOD to be and to do what needs to be done in my life.  That is what I want and that is what I am going to do.  I really want this.  I want to be more of what GOD wants me to be and I want to allow Him to be in my life what I need.

BTW this ad strikes me as funny.  Please take a look. ->  Funny Ad.
Using sugar to eat less.  That is just too funny.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Love My Wife. . .

Okay, for those who know me well the title of this post is a no brainer.  I have know my wife for over 10 years now.  We met in March and married in November.  We have been through some good time and we have been through some bad times.  All in all that does not change that I Love My Wife and am Deeply In Love with Her each and every day.

We have grown closer this past year than any other year.  I think that it is because we have been going through some changes for the good and it has put us closer and closer together.

You know how some people do things for others because they feel obligated to.  I do everything for my family and my wife out of my intense Love for them.  I drive my family places because I Love them.  I do things because I Love them.  I go to work because I Love them.  Everything I do I do because I Love them.

Love is what you make of it.  Make the most of it.