I have been thinking about the quote that goes something like this, changing your outlook if you don't like the way your life is. I can't remember it word for word and I have too many archived to find it, lol. I believe this to be true, my life is not all perfect but I am truly happy, that kind of happiness where you just feel gratitude, love, peaceful and calming. I smile so much, I can't help myself, All because I decided to change my outlook and it worked amazingly.
As everyone who actually knows me, knows that I am a quote alcoholic, I have them e-mailed to me, twittered to me, I love ones that make you ponder them. I think about how much love I feel for everything from Valentina, Andrea, Paul, Jackson, family and friends to actually loving my job. I am less afraid of work, I have always liked it but actually I am loving it, I am beyond friendly, I extend myself to the clients, it makes me a better team player.
I love my night time with Valentina, she talks about her day and she has so many stories, she is genuinely funny and I love how she giggles. My change has made me a more attentive mother, actually taking the time with her to help her unwind before she goes to sleep. Then she sleeps better and she wakes up in a good mood and then has a good day. So, I am working on being more attentive at bedtime, since it is time I have to spend with her, helps her to have better days.
I miss interacting with my oldest more often but distance is sometimes hard to overcome, is she were here, I could just go to her place and check in but distance makes that very difficult. It doesn't stop me from loving her, praying for her and of course Paul and Jackson. I love the little family she has, I am proud of the young woman she has become.
Also, I am grateful and thankful for the opportunities I have had to give, whether it is talking to a friend you haven't spoken to in few years to sending out a quick e-mail or finding something to look forward to, so that when you reach that goal, you can enjoy it and than create another goal. Making a goal to look forward to gives you something to reach for and then completely enjoy once you achieve it but then you always have to follow it up with something bigger so that you don't become bored.
Anyhow, quotes have helped me to gain the desire to make goals because many of them make me think and ponder and then actually change my thought pattern. Then I even reached one of those goals, I am ecstatic. However; I have already made another goal, one that is pretty big but I know I will attain it, it won't happen tomorrow but it will definitely happen.