Monday, May 18

The Innkeeper Was Not a James Bond Martini................ 5/18/15

      I was not a James Bond martini.

      I was not shaken---emotionally---when confronted by someone driven insane by her interpretations of my behavior.  That was one high for last
week. We're beginning a new week.  It's that time when sharing the highs and lows for previous seven days happens.  Here they be:

1.  Sleeping better, I am.  Exercise does that.
I took this picture Sunday night, while cycling at Lake Chabot. 
2. There's more adventure of the good kind added to my life.  The result of cycling five of the last seven days.  The forested hills of Lake Chabot are a tonic for my soul, unloosing it from the emotional demands of everyday living and the work I do.
3.  Much administrative work was done this weekend.  I spent fifteen hours putting it in order.  That nurtured my inner adult.
4.  I made time for me. If not careful, others can consume my time.  It's important to celebrate life, now.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
5.  Enjoyed a terrific film, "The Woman in Gold," after visiting Fenton's Ice Creamery with someone.  The flick is about a true story. Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds were in it.
6.  Thrilled about the joy and positivity that constantly nurtures me.  It can never be snatched from me.  One big cause that prevents that is that I don't let others define me or determine my moods.  In a word, I'm not codependent.  Another factor: I am present.  I experience my feelings, not living in my head.
7.  I received by mail the soundtrack to Pride & Prejudice, the 2005 movie version. I love it. You can listen to it here.  Let me know what you think. It's been playing while writing this post.  Beyond lovely.

   That's it.  I may share my lows tomorrow. Work beckons me before I can bed down for the evening.

    No, I change my mind: I'll share two lows.

1.  I don't like my feelings played with and being misled.  Fortunately, I know God works all things together for good.  I don't know what my future will look like, but I know it will be fine, whatever it is.  And for that, I am grateful.
2,  I also don't like prompting people, who won't do what they promised, unless I remind them.  That's irritating. I value those who live with integrity, authenticity and honesty, who stand by their commitments. 

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Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.