– Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
– The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge
– Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important
– The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts
– Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain
Song: (it’s a repeat)…..but much appropriate for my mood……Video by India Arie..every girl should download this song and live by it 🙂
Random thoughts: (from my time at the gym last night, the Bachelor, and just my day in general)
Running in place with weights? Really?did you have to come to gym to do that or are you just that comfortable in your tight sweat band and sweat pants?
Running and talking? How do people do it? I barely breathe and run.
Two guys were running next to me (at a 7.2 speed) so hard they were shaming everything while holding a full conversation. Although I admired their talent for talking and running at the same time..their “hardness” that they ran with was annoying.
Grunting is not necessary. You still look silly
Running outside is so much better than running inside on a treadmill staring at a wall.
Was I singing out loud? I’m sorry
Feeling gassy and bloated while exercising. No bueno. Yep I said it……and I’m not ashamed.
Other random thoughts:
On the Bachelor this week Jake told someone that he is a good communicator and feels that to resolve conflict he would stay up all night to talk if he had to. This has been a rule that I have for a long time disagreed with…..they even put it in country songs. But…… You better let me go to bed angry. Chances are I’ll wake up and have forgotten I was even upset. Make me stay up when I’m tired and absolutely nothing good is coming out of it.
Also this week on the Bachelor, there were hometown visits. If there is one thing I think is genuine about this guy, it’s that he can’t hide his disinterest in things very well. For example, visiting New York for Gias family. Fake, fake fake,
At one point he was kissing a chick and they enter this HORRIBLY sappy orchestrated music. Sooo lame!!!! I felt like I was watching a foreign soap opera.
Awww. The commercial proposals. *sigh* ……During one of the commercial breaks every week, they let some guy tell his love story and propose to his girl. I find myself strangely liking these. I want someone to live me enough to want to go on national television, tell our story and then propose. I long to be adored these days and I’m not sure why, but I long to be adored by someone other than my dog (who only adores me b/c I feed and water him)…..and my mother, because she thinks I’m the greatest kid ever (even though she never says it, I just know – totally kidding)
I’ve learned a few hard lessons lately. One being that sometimes it really is best to just keep my mouth shut versus thinking I have to fight every battle or prove everyone wrong. Just sitting back and observing (no matter how hard it may be when you know someone is evil and doing something for the wrong reason) pays off in the end. Eventually (as shown lately), those people show their true self and I saved myself a lot of energy by just letting them be themselves! No matter how hard MOST people try, they can’t keep up with an image of someone they’re not for very long. I am thankful that my prayers have been answered in that aspect and that relief has been provided for me. Moving on and not letting those people get the best of me is exactly what I intend to do.
Bows: I’ve noticed they’ve come back in style lately. You know, the little side bows, or feather broach (sp?) type things some girls are wearing in their hair? I happen to love them on a young, spunky, cute individual. As for a grown woman, in a sweater, working in a corporate environment, that happens to be trucking……not so much. Please remove it.