(My dad used to always say that ^ to me when I was little lol!)
I'm sorry but if you think you've got the best parents ever
You're sorely mistaken!
(I realized while searching my computer for pictures,
I have NO pics of me, my mom, and dad that are recent
I will change that this summer)
So it is decided that I have the best mom and dad ever.
After having a nice long catch up chat
with my dad on the phone,
I confessed that I'm a little stressed out about money
and how I'm going to afford everything I want to do with my man.
Super dad to the rescue said he would be willing
to top off my gas tank in Chico
for the drive to the cabin
SCORE 1 for dad
Then my dad tells me that depending on prices
he might rent a boat to watch the fire works from
I know that it might not happen
it all depends on price,
but he is looking into it which is awesome
SCORE 2 for dad!
He has been super understanding and helpful
with this whole summer school mess
and has been giving me the push I need
to figure it all out
SCORE 3 for dad!!
Now onto my mom.
I probably spend about two hours
total on the pone with my mom each week
She always makes me feel better when I'm stressed
and is real with me but some how still comforting
SCORE 1 for mom!!
On Monday and Tuesday of next week
My mom is driving up here to help me clean the apartment, and move into my new room
I'd say that counts as a triple score
SCORE 2, 3, & 4 for mom!!
I'd say they are pretty amazing parents, wouldn't you??
A sure fire way to get every one's attention on you.
Now stop being five and grow up.
Now I am not going to sit here and say I never complain.
Because I do, we all do. Little complaints aren't what this blog is about.
This blog is about the constant negativity I see on Facebook.
People constantly putting up statuses that do nothing but complain.
I can think of 3 friends off the top of my head who do it all the time.
If you go to their pages, every status you can see is a complaint.
Even if it is something you'd think they would be excited about,
like a promotion, the weekend, or ice cream
they find a way to complain about it.
The negativity amazes me.
Now I'm not saying "don't ever be negative!"
That is not possible.
As human beings we need to let out frustration
Facebook is a great way to do that,
It ends up with you getting the support, pity, love,
or what ever else you're looking for from your friends
But when it's all you do and write about
We've got a problem.
The problem is that people in our society seem to have forgotten how to be happy.
Being happy is NOT about getting everything you want.
In my case, all I want is to be with Jonathan.
While I do get bitter when I hear people complain
People get to see their significant other every week,
or even a few times a month,
it only makes me more miserable
if I focus on the fact that I don't get that.
If I pay attention to every facebook post about
"Why did _____ have to go to work?"
or "I haven't seen ____ all day :("
I will just go crazy.
It will not change the fact that I don't get to see him.
Instead of focussing on the negative, find the positive.
Me for example:
I've finally figured out that Jonathan and I aren't
going to see each other for over 6 months after this July.
Now I could do plenty of bitching about that on facebook
but instead I have told myself this:
"Think about how much more excited I'll be to see him after 6 months"
It will be the best day of my year by far when I see him
While that wasn't my initial reaction,
I CHOSE to react that way in the long run.
That's what it comes down to.
Happiness is a choice.
So for those of you CONSTANTLY
complaining about work, the military, or school.
you are miserable because of you,
not because of life.
(again this is not about little complaints, or statuses that complain once in a while.
I think that is a GOOD thing, every one needs to let out frustrations
so long as you don't let those frustrations take over your life)
"It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years -- we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on"
I started going to the gym for the first time three years ago.
It wasn't until two years that I got really serious about it.
In the last year and a half I have lost 57 pounds.
I have gone down 8 or 10 pant sizes
(depending on the jean style I'm wearing)
I always feel the most confident after going to the gym.
I always feel the sexiest in my gym cloths,
because I associate them with going to the gym.
It has become so much fun to watch
how much stronger I am getting.
One thing I am so proud of
is the fact that through this I have inspired others
I've gotten 5 emails asking for health tips
and 4 people ask me in person
I never know what to say
I am NO expert on health!
best of all my dad says I have helped inspire him
Knowing this almost made me cry
I am so proud of the progress he has made!
Every time I see him he looks a little smaller
The biggest thing I've learned is anyone can get healthy
I don't care who you are,
or how long you've been over weight anyone can do it.
I thought that I would never be the size I am
my original "dream weight" was 20 pounds heavier than I am now
I am in pants smaller than I ever thought I'd be