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Attachment July 10, 2008

Filed under: Emotions,Peace,Solutions — miss3h @ 11:40 pm

The instructor of my “dance fusion” class yesterday (Renee) made such an interesting comment. She loves to dance, but she said yoga is the key to her success. It keeps her flexible and she said it has taught her to remain unattached to people, places, and things. I tend to think of yoga as “new age” but this is very inline with Christian thinking.

I think as people we do tend to worry a lot and get very attached to our loved ones and possessions. I think there is a level of attachment that is okay to God: love, caring, and wanting people in your life. However, when we allow a certain person, place, or possession to ruin our day, I think we are not pleasing God.

I’m thinking of taking a few of Renee’s yoga classes. It seems relaxing and I could use the lessons in flexibility as well as some stress relief.

Have y’all taken yoga? What did you think?

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“Pursuit of Happiness”: Your Brain Wants to Be Transformed July 4, 2008

Filed under: Emotions,Happiness,Peace,Solutions — miss3h @ 12:54 am

This article was very interesting. It basically claims that research shows that 60% of your happiness is set by the time you reach 16 years of age. If you didn’t have an ideal childhood, your happiness could have taken a hit. However, there is that 40% that we can control. It gives tips on how to do that, as well as a link to test your happiness.

Check out the article on ABC News.com .

 

A Day In The Life Of Miss 3H… May 26, 2008

Filed under: A Day In The Life,Giving,Happiness,Solutions — miss3h @ 5:29 pm

Note: This will be a weekly post with more personal updates for those of you who care to hear about my trivial life. 🙂

Today was a good day.

Today I went to lunch with one of my friends from high school, Joanna. Her little boy, Wilder, is adorable and was excited about his “Halloween in June” birthday party that is coming up. It will be his fourth birthday.

After lunch, Jo and I went to Hobby Lobby for a few things that I needed to re-decorate my bathroom. I’ll post some pics of that later this week. She is super artsy, so I then asked her to help me pick some paint to re-paint my vanity and dresser in my bedroom. They are white, but I wanted them a darker, glossy brown to match the rest of my furniture. We went to Home Depot and went with spray paint –faster and more user friendly for a newbie (me).

The dresser and bathroom turned out great! Just the vanity to go…Thanks to Jo for the tips on how to do it all.

I hope hubby will be in awe when he comes home to his “new” stuff! These projects have been tiring, but the end results were well worth it. I am so excited with the new look. Pics coming soon…

 

“The Invisible Woman” May 20, 2008

Filed under: Emotions,Happiness,Peace,Scriptures,Solutions — miss3h @ 10:41 pm

I saw this on another blog, and it is truly thought-provoking. I hope it moves you and motivates you. You are not invisible!

Epheisians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

 

Do We Learn Our Lessons? March 31, 2008

Filed under: Attitude,Emotions,Happiness,Peace,Scriptures,Solutions — miss3h @ 12:25 am

It seems so easy to look at the life of another and know that they make the same mistakes in different ways many times over. It can get so frustrating when they are so unhappy, but continue to put themselves in the same situation over and over…never learning their lesson.

On the other hand, how hard it can be to look at ourselves with those same eyes, to see the lessons we need to learn.

I feel that I need to learn self- discipline, patience, and to be more light-hearted. I know that God is showing me this time and time again, yet I fail to learn my lesson. When will I begin to see that He does not want me to be unhappy, but wants me to learn to make better choices for myself?

Psalm 119:71 says, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.”

Proverbs 17:9 reads, “He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

and Proverbs 26:11 says, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.”

Perhaps this time it is sinking in. Repeating my behavior will lead to a repeat of my failures. Change will bring me peace. Will I be perfect? No. But I will be learning and setting new patterns in my life for a bright future. 🙂

 

Gratitude Journal March 26, 2008

Filed under: Gratitude,Happiness,Peace,Solutions — miss3h @ 10:52 pm

“Be thankful. Cultivate an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ Thankfulness is much more dependent on attitude than circumstance. When you feel the lack of what you don’t have, thank God for what you do have! At any time, there is more going right in the life of a committed Christian than there is going wrong. It’s just that the ‘wrong’ makes a lot more noise than the ‘right’.” ~Jim Stephens, GraceNotes

When times get really tough in my life (as they have been lately), I try to combat my feelings of helplessness with an attitude of change. “What can I control in this situation?” “What can I do to make steps toward a solution?”

One thing that helps me is keeping a “gratitude journal” or a journal like this one . In mine, there is a place to fill in the blank on what was best about the day, what inspired me, and what I did to inspire others. On the back of each page, there is blank space for writing a prayer, personal goals, or what I was grateful for that day. You can challenge yourself to think of 5 different things each day for one week and see if your outlook changes. Some days, it may be hard to see the good in your life, but it will be well worth it.

Do you think this would help you in your daily life? Are you willing to give it a shot?

 

100 Ways to Burn 100 Calories February 4, 2008

Filed under: Cool Links,Dieting,Health Sites,Solutions,Weight Loss — miss3h @ 11:28 pm

This site is helpful and some of the things to do to burn 100 calories towards the end of the article are pretty unexpected and funny.

Click here to read the article.