4.07.2012

whatever you are be a good one.

lately my positive thinking has crashed and died. all around me i see these amazing women accomplishing so much with their lives. i have friends who are photographers, graphic designers, med students, marathon runners..... i could go on and on.

i look at their lives and the green envy monster starts pouring out of me. i look at the wonderful success they have all taken from life and wonder when will it be my turn? i went to school in physical science education, after i became a personal trainer. my job was rewarding and fun. daily i got to help clients get one set closer to their weight loss goals. it was great.

then my life changed and i had to change with it. i became a wife, then a mom, and now a stay at home mom. don't get me wrong i am 100% grateful for the chance i have to stay at home with this little peanut...

but, sometimes i look at the excited lives of others and drool... thinking if only i was a graphic designer my life would be that much better...... then like a TONS OF BRICKS it hit me.

STOP. STOP. STOP the negativity!!!

i remember a book i read years ago, called INFINITE POSSIBILITIES, by Mike Dooley. i remember him tell a story about a man who had lost everything and in last ditch effort to keep his family afloat he took a job as a restaurant bust boy. Dooley goes on to say, instead of sulking over the circumstances his life had taken and working with a bad attitude. he decided that he would be the best darn bust boy he could... and so he did. everyday he showed up early and with a smile on his face he did his job to the BEST of his abilities. Dooley explains that when we are grateful for the life that we live and we go out and live it to the fullest, the universe watches you and rewards you. that bust boy did not go unnoticed. people were drawn to his excitement about life and work. after few years with the company and many promotions he was able to move extremely high up in the company. all because the universe saw his effort and was happy to reward.

SO NO MORE NEGATIVE THINKING. I AM A WONDERFUL MOM AND A DANG GOOD ONE! I AM HAPPY TO BE WHERE I AM IN LIFE AND EXCITED FOR WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE CHANCE I HAVE TO BE A MOM TO LITTLE BRYNLEE AND CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH HER GROW!

with all this said, i think Abraham Lincoln summed it up best with his quote,
 "whatever you are be a good one."



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3 comments:

  1. Is that first photo in a carseat? The chest strap should be up at armpit level.

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  2. yes it is, but it is not in the car, it's indoors. she likes to watch tv while sitting in. SHE LOVES THAT CARSEAT :D

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  3. thanks for writing this angie, i feel the exact same way a lot and if i'm not careful my envy streak puts me in a funk. its good to here i'm not the only one that has moments like :) heres to turning negativity into positivity!

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