Monthly Archives: October 2011
I Want vs. I Am
Being Prepared Drink Water
Being Prepared Drink Water
Written in Co 9.6.11 5:24am
My first hiking experience was at Maroon Bell an incredible breath taking mountain peaks near Aspen. The peaks were around 14,000 ft high our hiking took us to over 9500ft. We hiked up trails, over ruff terrain, through aspen and pine tree grooves. The site was breath taking. Not only was I prepared with the right hiking shoes, clothes, food for energy and a camera in hand but most importantly I was prepared with water.The main reason I believe why I never became overcome by the altitude. 2/3 of our bodies are water, which means 55-78 % of our bodies are made up of water (depending on body size). After studying the benefits of water I realized how important water is, here are a few of those water benefits; WATER Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells, Moisturizes the air in lungs, Helps with metabolism, Protects our vital organ, Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better, Regulates body temperature, and Detoxifies. Water also has benefits like good for healthy skin, good for digestion, helps reduce headaches along with Proper hydration which helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated . All those wonderful benefits just from drinking the proper amount of water! I heard this quote this week from Buck a horse whisper “Always have an idea of how much life you want before you get going…” I know at my age I want alot of healthy life and in order to experience that I know I need to be prepared. My water intake, was 2/3 of my answer to my positive hiking adventure. And knowing I wanted a full life experience here in Colorado and because of the altitude, in order to have that I needed to be good to my body and hydrated it continually with water…
We Are All Just Like Salsa…..
Just Like Salsa!!
I’ve come to realize after sitting in a packed Mexican restaurant people are like salsa.
We are all some variation of Spicy!!
Mild, Med, Hot, and Very Intense…
“How Spicy is your life’s salsa?”
“Hasta que nos encontramos otra vez”
Being Left Feels So Right!
Being Left Feels So Right…
“If I’m to be honest being left, hurts.
It has left a deep pain within my heart.
But knowing being left, feels so right, I continue to focus on what feels right as I work through the pain of being left…and today being left couldn’t feel more Right!”
Affect or Effect?
Affect or Effect?
While there will be confussion to whether I have properly used the word effect and affect correctly please focus on the point of this blog…
I recently reconnected with a friend who I respect greatly and admire her passion and drive for life. I realized after our conversation just how much she, too, is affected by others.
Why is it we, as humans, allow other humans including strangers to affect us? And what causes us to be so greatly affected? Is it our pride? The wanting to be accepted by others? What if we could just totally accept ourselves for who we are, (as a side note except and accept yet another Crazy english word to be confusing) then what others thought of us wouldnt matter at all, now would it? I have come to realize the affect I have allowed others to have on my emotions has been a waste of my good positive energy. I am trying very hard not to allow others to effect me. Today was a day of understanding just how we all are affected by others and how important it is NOT to allow others to have any effect on us !!!!
“Be who you are… leave a positive effect on others while not allowing others to greatly affect you!!”FYI
affect vs effect Generally speaking, affect is a verb and effect is a noun. When you affect something, you produce an effect on it. Even in the passive voice, something would be affected, not effected.
accept vs except Accept usually means that you are receiving or admitting something whereas except usually means that you are excluding something or someone.
I LoveTo Right, Write?
I know the difference between right and write…. I love to write my passion is writing, sharing, and expressing myself…My spelling and grammar on many occasion is anything but Right! So why is my strength also my weakness? I don’t have that answer, but I do know my passion for writing is greater than worrying about my pride with my spelling errors and for all you who love to Correct others… “Look at their love for what they do and not their shortcomings of what they cant do”
“Encourage someone today instead of discouraging someone, maybe you will watch a caterpillar become a butterfly before your very own eyes!”
"My Love Tank"
Someone recently asked me if my “love tank” was being filled? My first response was I have to fill my own love tank before I can expect someone else to fill it… How right I was! Coming to Colorado, traveling and seeing life, being around others is an experenice filled with love… Loving life, loving myself, loving Gods beauty that surrounds me. Feeling the presence of Love in every situation “may” be a challenge for some. But I am learning loving yourself, accepting yourself first, gives life a prospective of embracing all that surrounds me. An unconditional acceptance, an unconditional love for self, life and others. I recently thought
“Understanding love is embracing who we are in a humbeling way… It’s doesn’t have to be ego driven…”
The ego drove me for year… It was driven by survival, low selfesteem, huger for wanting to be loved, All part of my ego. Once I realized ” it ” ( the ego) the it of the I, the I of being Me” was OK just being, there was a weight, a burden lifted off myself. All the inner work of understanding who I was, who I am, and who I want to become. And realizing It takes work, it takes time, it takes undestanding it’s a life long journey. I’ve been told situations should “just flow”, like life, allowing things to flow, understanding the flowing process without trying but “just being present” allowing your life to flow is “a” key to finding oneself and filling your own love tank… Afterall once your love tank is filled, whether filled with loving yourself, loving your surroundings, loving others, loving each moment we breathe, loving life. Then and only then are we able to consider allowing someone else to “add” to our “Tank of Love” …
And wonderful life lesson I recently learned from a Horse Wisper
“When you come to the edge of the cliff, I’ll bet you’ll stop”
I came to the edge of my cliff several years ago, I stopped, looked over at my life and realized I needed a new path. I was encourged by several on my path but it was I that did the work to realize change was good … Life is very Good… And God is very very good…
Enjoy your journey and don’t forget to stop and fill your own love tank!
Written 9.5.11 4:36 am
"Time Flies Swiftly"
Blog “Time Flies Swiftly”
I got thinking this morning about Time… The time and just how quickly it moves…
And then I thought “if time truly flies what kind of bird would it be?”
Some say the fastest bird is the peregrine falcon…. So time is like the peregrine faclon but this bird only flies the fastest when it is in a hunting dive… So they are not considered the fastest of all birds, the fastest bird overall at the speed of 106 mph is the Spine-tailed swift…
Hmmm.., of all the names, the fastest flying bird is a bird named Swift!
So you could say:
“Time is Swift”
“Time flies as swiftly as the Spine-Tailed Swift!”
Just thinking ….