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Come on People now!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Get Together
The Youngbloods

The song started playing in my head after reading another sparkers blog! TZAPP22's When your thoughts correct themselves.. https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net/e1/myp
and was thinking about positivity!

Yesterday I was talking to a coworker, and she was irritated with a few other people. So she was talking it out with me and I told her I was having a hard time that morning as well, but no one was going to steal my joy. Sometimes it is hard and I have to have a very serious talk with myself, but as I tell others, we are only in charge of our own actions and reactions. I can't stop people from talking and saying things about others, it is just human nature that people like to complain, but I can stop myself from reacting badly or let it ruin my whole day.

This is true of our eating and exercise as well. We do well some days, we don't do so well other days. Do we let it derail us and just say to heck with it???
Only you are in charge of you. Pick yourself back up, be honest with yourself and make a plan. Be positive with yourself. Talk to yourself nicely. Tell yourself "Great job on the elliptical today", or whatever it was that you did for your health.
Don't let others steal your joy and make you feel like you don't matter. Don't let them drive you to eat because that is how you relieve stress. Jump on the treadmill or go outside for a walk instead. It is amazing how walking can clear your head and how you can just start thinking about other things. What ever you do, don't let your mind go back to the problem during this time though. Let yourself be free to think good things. Think about how good it feels that you are working those muscles in your legs or arms. Think about all the good things that you are thankful for. I do that often in the morning, I start thinking of all the people in my life that I love and what they mean to me, what joy they bring to my life. I think of all of the blessings in my life, big or small, it doesn't matter what they are , I am thankful for them. I think of how lucky I am to have a job, to have a family that I love, I have really really good friends, I have food and shelter and clothes and warm coats and scarves and gloves. Right now in -12 degree temps, very important things to have, and some people don't have even these small things.
So Come on people now, shine on your brother, Everybody get together and love one another right now.
I hope you are singing along in your head now!
Until next time my wonderful friends, Spark on!
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