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In Blogging, Blogs, Health, Holstee Manifesto, Monavie, Teaching on February 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

“A More Meaningful Life,” when I read that phrase on the Monavie shipment I received just yesterday it reminded me of the Holstee Manifesto–the importance of living a fulfilled and truly lived life. Happiness is a choice that we choose as I am reminded. It’s that knowledge that in good and bad there is always hope and there is always a driven purpose behind everything that happens in our lives.

When things are good, it’s easy to forget, forget why the seemingly bad happens, and why it is so pertinent to our development in this life.

It’s so easy to forget that we find happiness in hardship. It’s so easy to forget that our ability to love stems, sometimes, from its absence.

We can only know good from being able to distinguish what is good–that requires knowing sad, lonely, hardship–through all of these experiences we find meaning.  We find who we are and we learn to define ourselves.

We create something while we’re living here on this earth, we create the meaningful life.

Or we don’t…it’s a choice. How lucky we are to have free will. How lucky we are that our life is not deterministic, at least in a cognitive sense.

Choose the good life. It seems fitting to look at this awesome blog.

Monavie!

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Day 58: thankful.

In Family, Friends, God, Happiness, Health, Humanity, Laughter, life, Love, Mother, Parenting, Thoughts on July 20, 2012 at 4:46 am

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the following:

patience. and

loving what you have/what you are given.

It’s so easy for me, or you, or anyone, really, to get caught up in wanting things beyond what one has or is given. I have, and sometimes I throw myself a pity party about it, but the reality is that there is always someone who has it worse or is embedded within circumstances that are less fixable.

One of my best friend’s husband is dying of cancer. He only has a year to live, at best.

I think about her situation quite often, and it makes everything in my life seem so manageable despite the hardship that I face within my own circumstances. I am thankful this week that I have those that I care about close to me and healthy. I am thankful that there was and will be the laughter of little kids in my house–I’ve been missing that.

I’m so thankful–for the little things.

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HOLSTEE MAY: Fat Skinny Me

In Diet, Exercise, Health, Holstee Manifesto, Running on May 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I have done a horrible job with HOLSTEE May so…looks like we might be having a HOLSTEE June too.

Today’s daily:

WHEN YOU EAT, APPRECIATE EVERY LAST BITE.

As I’ve begun to approach the big 30 mark I’ve noticed quite the change, especially in my thighs.  Yikes.  Then my sis told me about something called fat skinny (or skinny fat).  I thought, that’s me!  I guess you’re wondering how a hundred pound girl can rock the jellylite, well, turns out it is possible.  So, I am trying to reverse this ASAP. I was wondering why all the clothes I’ve tried on in the last few months have looked awful…I kept chalking it up to bad spring fashions. Nope, it’s actually just my butt.

So, I’m on a new “diet” and running/workout regimen.  I’m hoping I can make a 360 in a years time.  Say a little prayer for me!

Anyway, I am appreciating my Odwalla bars, and steamed broccoli, and chicken.  very much.

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