Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wedneday Words for Weight Loss

It is Wednesday again. I really like the Meme
that Patrice does each week. It makes me think
about things outside of how my brain normally works.
So lets get to this weeks questions.

1. Do you consider cutting the grass relaxing or torture?

Since we have a riding lawnmower. And if the boys would let me drive it I
would find it a blast. I used to mow our lawn when the kids were small and I have
always enjoyed it and I am looking forward to when the riding lawn mower is mine
so yeah, I consider it relaxing.

2. Are you a fast eater or a slow one?

Having babies taught me to eat fast. I used to be able to consume food so fast. I imagine that in our
family we all eat fast. I was griping the other day that it took me 2 1/2 hours to cook dinner
and it was over in 10 minutes.

3. If you could travel to any country in the world to have the dinner of your choice, where would you go?(You wouldn't have to pay a cent.)

Oh, I suppose it would be someplace like Switzerland
or Austria just so I could eat pastries and chocolate. I don't think I would be that interested in the food. I would want to see the history.

4. Does your dining room table have place mats or a tablecloth right now?

I always have a tablecloth. To many of us for place mats. I love tablecloths.

5. What's the best positive thought you could tell yourself day in and day out?

You can do it!! Don't ever give up. Keep trying. It is only a experiment so what if it fails, at least you tried. Remember the light bulb. Live on the edge and push the envelope. All of the time. Try new things every day. Laugh at yourself and never loose hope. Only I can change me.

Will I be trying it?

I am always telling myself things like that, I think somehow I am warped in that when my Mom got sick in 1969 I had never known anyone to get that sick before. She was searching for a way to get well so she read lots of books on metaphysical healing, and Christian Science stuff and being 11 and very nosy, I would pick that stuff up and read it. But it made me think that if I needed to get well, then I could do it through the power of the mind. I know that now it is God
who heals and makes well and it is God who allows trials for good, but I would get so sad because I felt that my Mom gave up and accepted what she could not change. From that moment on
I started pushing myself harder and harder so that I would never give up.

It has influenced my kids and sometimes it bothers me as they never stop when they are sick.
They try things I don't think I would ever try and sometimes I get afraid for them. I always have told them that life is like labor, you can push and push and then you get a prize at the end.
Now I wish maybe sometimes I had taught them differently.

I think positive self talk can be good if used in the right way, but to often I think that as a Christian, my life should be about dying to myself, putting others needs before my own and
always glorifying God in my life. I don't think self talk should ever replace God's word but that is just me.

Thanks for doing this Patrice. I enjoy this on Wednesdays. I hope your day is a beautiful one.


TexWisGirl said...

I believe the power of self is a higher power and that we're all linked to God that way. So more power to each and every one of us! :)

Dog Trot Farm said...

Oh Kim, what are you cooking for dinner? If I could travel anywhere it would be to vist you and your Field of Dreams and I would consume anything you put before me, (hopefully dessert would be a pie)! Hope you are having a wonderful day, thinking of you, your friend from Maine.

Kim said...

I think from what you have shared with us regarding your kids, you have raised them well. If we don't try different things we might never discover our passion. I have to giggle now because it brings back a grandma memory. I was the pickiest eater as a child. Vegetables were like poison to me. Grandma always put them on my plate and always said "how do you know you don't like it if you don't try it?" lol

Empty Nester said...

What a lovely post! Inspiring. Thought provoking.

Kessie said...

I think positive thinking is good for your thought life, but it's controlling your thought life that I find makes all the difference, taking every thought captive and all. I seem to remember that John Maxwell went on about that a lot. :-)