Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, August 23, 2010

FMM is back!

... holds so many great things! Yes, even though it's Monday. I'm very excited today, which is good because it is offsetting the otherwise depressed mood I'd be in since today is day two of rain around here.

Today, dear Amber of Silver Lining is coming back with Friend Makin Mondays! This little blog party of hers was put on hold back in the spring due to some tragic personal events in her life, but she is back and better than ever, I tell you. Here's the deal: Visit Amber to get the scoop, post your own Friend Makin Monday post, then post your link on Amber's blog. Easy, right? 

Today... I am returning to work after a wondrous and much-needed four-day weekend.

Today... I will not skip my workout since it is raining outside, but I will use my free On Demand to conjure up a great cardio workout.

Today... I am hopeful.

Today... I will try to schedule blog posts for the entire week so I do not miss any.

Today... I will make time to read for at least an hour.

Today... I am writing out a game plan for all of my work projects.

Today... I will be grateful...

  • For the rain, even though it makes me sad, because my plants are getting some much needed refreshment, because I love the sound it makes as it hits the pavement and my roof, and because the pine tree outside my window looks so pretty with raindrops on the tips of the pine needles.
  • For going to see Eat Pray Love yesterday afternoon by myself. For knowing myself, feeling confident in myself and being independent enough to go to a movie by myself. (I'm working on a review to post tomorrow.)
  • For the chance to experiment this week eating only fish and veggies. No meat... other than the leftovers I have to finish in the fridge...
So, friends, what are you doing/feeling/wishing today?

{Image via Silver Lining}


Mom. Nonstop. said...

I'm glad to know I am not the only work and blogger mom out there! Good luck on trying to fit it all in....remember to relax at some point!

Tecia said...

reading for an hour sounds so relaxin. I normally fall to sleep on the first page :) nowadays.

Anna Sams said...

Nice to stop by and get to know you a bit.. I am running like a mad woman today ... getting ready for a mission trip to Haiti next week and trying to spend as much time with my family as I can before I go. Smiles! :) Anna

Amanda said...

I love going to the movies by myself! That is on my to do list for sometime in the next week or so.

Jen said...

Love this uplifting post! Reading for an hour? Four-day weekends? Awesome!!

bananas. said...

OMG i have yet to see eat, pray, love but i'm already prepared to go see it by myself. done it before, will do it again!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Love your list Jen! I'm sorry it's raining there....no wait. It's going to be 104 tomorrow, and 112 on Wednesday, so NO, I'm not sorry, I'm jealous!!

Love that you are so thankful.

♥ amber
Silver Lining