Month: January 2015

Journey to Gratitude: Day 29

The prevailing theme of today was “no stress”. I would not have been able to fathom this concept even as soon as a couple of weeks ago. But I’ve cut back my hours at my “day job,” things are going well with coaching, and I’ve exercised every day for the past week. It’s amazing the difference it makes when things in your life are in balance.

As I slipped into my bubble bath this afternoon – a luxury that many moms don’t get to experience on any sort of regular basis – I thought about how stress-free the day had been and how lucky I was to have this moment. Sure, Blues Clues was adding to the ambiance from the next room, but my two-year-old is so awesome that she can behave and entertain herself for the 20 minutes I needed for a bubble bath. Many moms cannot say the same.

Today, I am thankful for balance and contentment.

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Journey to Gratitude: Day 28

Sometimes the Lord and/or the universe sends you signs that you are in the right path. Today, I received such a sign from a co-worker. This particular person confided in me, and did so because this person says he/she can talk to me. While I have actually been told this many times in my life (hence why I even began to research coaching), it is still always good to hear. Additionally, I took a personality test recently that said I am a Creator-Advisor…which essentially means that I like to create “things” and that people look to me for advice. Today was just further confirmation of that.

Additionally, I am thankful for a great work team. We were a little short-handed today, but we pulled together and still served guests well.

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Journey to Gratitude: Day 26

As I opened my email inbox this morning, this message sat at the top:

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What a great way to start the day! (By the way, the reference to the butterfly was an assignment; he was to find a butterfly that would symbolize strength whenever his inner gremlin would pop up and cause doubt in this fellow coach.)

Today, I am thankful for the awesome reminders that the Lord sends me from time to time to validate that I am on the right path with coaching. It is especially welcomed when the feedback comes from a fellow coach.

Journey to Gratitude: Days 22-25

So….I missed a few days. Life happens, and I would either forget, fall asleep, or just run out of time. So here are the things for which I am thankful these past few days…

Day 22:
Today I am thankful that my efforts in social media marketing for my coaching business is finally gaining some traction. I had all positive insights this past week on Facebook, as well as 7 new followers on Twitter!

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Day 23:
Not only did I have a delightful conversation with another coach who found me on Twitter, but I was able to do some power walking while I did it! Today, I am thankful for the power of networking through social media. I am also thankful for technology, which allows me to do this coaching job while on the move – quite literally!

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Day 24:
Today I am thankful for a little family exercise time – a rare gem, indeed! Blaine had an unexpected day off (probably the last Saturday for several months, since his baseball season begins in one week), so Blaine, Bella, and I all went up to the school gym and had some exercise time together.

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Day 25:
Today I am thankful for DVR, which allows me to watch my favorite shows on my own schedule. We binge-watched the first 4 episodes of “Celebrity Apprentice,” which was quite entertaining, in a trashy guilty-pleasure kind of way.

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Journey to Gratitude: Day 21

A few days ago, I heard a sad story about a woman who gave birth to premature quadruplets and subsequently passed. The story has been weighing on my mind, because my story could have ended like that. We sometimes forget what a miracle it is to conceive and carry a healthy baby to term, and how miraculous it is for the mother to survive. I feel for the friends and family of those quadruplets, especially the father.

Today, I am thankful that I am alive and healthy to enjoy my Bella. Though we miss Bristol, we are so blessed to have at least one healthy girl and that our daughter has two parents.

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Journey to Gratitude: Day 20

Bella is struggling right now as her two-year molars try to pop through. Additionally, she may have some viral bug on top of that. So she is miserable with a painful mouth, runny nose, persistent cough, and fever.

Today, I am thankful for the ability to be able to work from home, so that I can stay home with my poor little Sweet Pea and still get some work done. Here’s hoping she is on the mend soon!

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