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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Changing my Attitude

I've been working on changing my attitude. I've always wanted to have one of those personalities where I could be happy and have a good attitude, no matter what was going on around me. After my hospital stay last month, I realized that "I" can't do it, BUT God can do it through me. So on that note, today I'm thinking about laundry.

Laundry, the bane of my existence. It's always there and there's always more of it. But wait...let's look at this in a positive way.

I'm really lucky that my family has plenty of clothes to wash and wear.

I'm really lucky that I have a washer and dryer at home to do laundry with.

I'm really lucky to have running water to my home to do that laundry.

When there is no water (like when it was frozen last week), I'm lucky to have a laundromat here in town to go do laundry at, rather than having to drive to Medford or Enid.

So, when you look at it that way, laundry is really a blessing!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Getting some Energy

I'm finally getting some energy back! I spent all of naptime yesterday working in the office working on cleaning it up and also cleaned off the dining room table this morning. Now if I could just keep it that way. Still have alot of stuff to do in the office, but at least it looks MUCH better than it did! So that is one of my goals, working on getting ready to do taxes. Starting on the office is part of that. The other, to start exercising. Well...not yet. But I'll get there!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Don't Quit

I found this old poem in a book I'm reading. I have always liked it, but hadn't thought about it in a long time:

Don't Quit
by Edgar A. Guest

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you are trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must-but don't you quit!

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out,
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow-
You might succeed with another blow...

Success is failure turned inside out-
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit-
It's when things get worse that you mustn't quit.