Friday, December 28, 2007
I have little time to read, but recently picked up a copy of Eat, Pray, Love. I was slightly intrigued by the author's first visit to Oprah, but my interest was completely peaked when she was asked to make another appearance about a month later to address some of the mail the show had received about her first appearance. While out doing some holiday shopping, I noticed the book being predominantly displayed and took that as a sign that it was time to buy it. I've been consuming it little by little every day. I have to admit I am truly spellbound by this woman's journey and have made some little self discoveries as well. For instance, I notice that a lot of time, the voices in my head are not my own. Before you think that I'm crazy, let me explain that I often times hear my mother's voice or my boss, or my husband or even my own kids. I've ceased to listen to my own voice because I am more interested in pleasing others than myself. I now know that I need to stop doing that and listen more carefully to my own voice. If you happen to pass a bookstore in the near future, please give this book a try. There's really something for everyone in this book, but if you are a woman, you will especially see yourself somewhere in the pages of this book.
Monday, December 24, 2007
It's been a very long time since I've posted here, but I just wanted to wish my readers a happy holiday greeting. Please take care of yourselves and remember that no one can be the ultimate boss in your life except you. Do something wonderful for yourself this holiday season and make resolutions for next year that are reasonable goals for yourself. If you need to lose weight, eat healthy, incorporate some moderate exercise into your life and keep your goals realistic. If you need to find another job, then think outside the box. Do some volunteer work at a local hospital and learn that by helping others, you ultimately help yourself. Count your blessings every day because you have more things to be thankful for than you even realize. Find a really good book to read and reconnect with the written word. If you want good friends, you have to be a good friend first and don't waste your time with people who don't treat you the way you deserve to be treated. Don't be too hard on yourself if you don't reach all your goals. Sometimes the road in life takes us on more than several detours, but they are there for a reason. If you are alone this holiday season, go to a local church or temple and ask if they need any help...chances are they will need you for something and that will make you feel good about yourself. Finally, thanks for reading this blog. I don't get much traffic here, but I'm very thankful for any traffic I get at all so thanks and have a great holiday season!