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Be Joyful

So, you’re tired of always feeling like things aren’t going your way and like they never will? Well, it’s time to turn things around. It all starts with you. Now, I know what you’re thinking. I used to think the same thing. I have learned however that that kind of thinking is wrong. I’ve learned that what I think about I bring about. So, if I’m thinking about negative stuff I’m just inviting more negative stuff into my life. And I’m done with all that!

Now, I know that you have doubts about this. I did too. Until I unknowingly tested it out. What do I mean? I started learning about changing my mindset to change my circumstances. I was thinking positive thoughts and positive things were happening in my life. Then I had a change that was out of my control that I was not happy about. I let it consume it. For over a year. And the more I focused on it and thought negative thoughts about it the more negative things started showing up in other areas of my life.

Now, I’m changing my thoughts and focus and I’m starting to see positive things showing up in my life instead of negative things. I know, you’re skeptical of this. But I promise you that it’s what has really happened! It all starts with us. We attract that which we think about. I’m thinking about positive things and I’m being more conscious of the negative thoughts that pop up. I have started trying to turn those negative thoughts around to positive ones.

I have to give credit where credit is due. I learned about changing my mindset from Dana Wilde and The Mind Aware. Now, mind you, she focuses on people with Network Marketing businesses but it holds true for regular life too. If you apply what she teaches about the brain to everything in your life you will see a change. That’s what I love about it. It works for non-business stuff too!

I’m working on building my new business and I am positive that it will be a success. Why? Because I’m doing something that I love. When you do something that you love it’s hard to be negative about it all the time. I admit I have those negative thoughts show up but I’m aware of it now and I immediately turn it around in my head to something positive. For example: “No one bought anything today.” I turn it around to: “No one bought anything today because they’re waiting for payday to purchase what they fell in love with today. They’re just making out their shopping list for payday.” See, it wasn’t that hard to turn a negative thought into a positive one. And, I believe that they are making out their shopping list for payday.

Here’s another example from earlier tonight. I was in a store shopping with my husband. He wandered off like he usually does. I think he’s right behind me but turn around to see he’s nowhere to be found. I had just told him that my phone was needing charged. It had already beeped at me. It made me mad and I started thinking ugly thoughts about how he was worse than a child at wandering off and not saying anything. Then I realized how my happy mood was quickly changing. I didn’t like how I was feeling. I went to look at something I like and just kept an eye out for him. When I finally saw him wandering around I went up to him and instead of ¬†griping just came up with a smile on my face. So, instead of starting a fight I chose to be happy that we were back together. He happily asked if I was ready. He didn’t gripe that I didn’t stay with him where he went (which is usually what happens when this scenario plays out). So, changing how I was thinking about him actually made the evening end on a happy note instead of a sour one. He even let me listen to a webinar about Social Media on the way home while my phone charged and didn’t gripe about it once!

I am full of joy that I am finally doing something that I love. I love to be on the Internet helping people get what they want out of life. It can be anything from what they can find here on this site to what they can find at one of my other businesses, either my Gold Canyon site or on Color Monthly’s site. No matter where they go, it’s something they want to view because they’re interested in finding out more and making a purchase. I can find joy in the knowledge that I’m directing them to something that will benefit their life in some way. I’m not giving out information or links that are depressing. I’m giving out information and links that make people happy.

So, take some time today to spend just 15 minutes thinking happy thoughts. You can do anything for 15 minutes. That’s from another wonderful woman who I will talk about more in another post that can be found here. The change you want starts with you.

Until next time…

Keep Chasing The Dream!



Happy Bedroom

Okay, I have had a very unhappy bedroom for some time now. But, my Mother’s Day present was that the bedroom was put together the way I wanted it. This meant I had to tackle that unsightly mess of junk that we all throw into the bedroom to get it out of sight of company, especially when we weren’t expecting anyone to be coming over in just a little bit. Or worse, they show up totally unannounced and we have to go stash it so it’s out of sight while they’re there. Then we never take it and put it where it belongs and it just keeps multiplying. Like bunnies.

Well, I now have my bedroom mostly in order. I didn’t touch the closets. That’s for another weekend. And, I’ve found that I’m making the bed every morning now as well. I love coming home to find my bed made and looking like I’m walking into a hotel room. That’s what my husband said it looked like when I got done making it Sunday night. I feel happy when I get up and make it. It starts my day out right. It only takes about 5 minutes of my time, if that.

I have a website that I found years ago and have been an off and on follower of. It’s great for helping to get your home in order. I didn’t follow her rules Sunday but it’s easier now to follow them. Especially when I know that I can easily walk around the bed to actually put things away when I go in there instead of the stash and dash that I used to do. It actually made me feel depressed to go into the bedroom because of all of the clutter laying around. If you’re wondering what website I am talking about go check out Marla Cilley,¬†The Fly Lady. She’s a present from Heaven!

She has all kinds of content to help you out. She has a store where you can buy whatever you need to help you clean and get organized. She’s great! One of her favorite things is “You can do anything for 15 minutes.” She’s the bomb when it comes to getting things done 15 minutes at a time. And that’s why I love her. I don’t feel overwhelmed when I do something for 15 minutes then stop. And then I purposely make myself refrain from nagging myself about not doing more. You can read more about how to do that here.

I know that there’s more work to do in the bedroom. We’re slowly fixing up this place until we’re ready to build our own dream house. My husband works construction so it’s been a struggle to get him to do anything to this place. It’s like the saying about the plumber or electrician. The plumber’s plumbing never works and there’s always something electrical broke in the electrician’s house. He does it all day at work and when he gets home he doesn’t want to do it even more. He’s tired and worn out. So, I was sure to tell him how proud I was of him for all the hard work he did Sunday. And he did a lot of hard work. He replaced flooring, installed two new plugs, moved a very heavy dresser/mirror combo, moved the bed, and I think he even mowed the yard. He might have done that Saturday but I can’t recall right now. Needless to say I was very thankful for all of his hard work and I wanted him to know that.

So, take some time today to start working on your bedroom to make it feel more inviting. It really does help your mood to have a clean bedroom. If you start the day happy you tend not to have as rough a day if things start going south. And, it’s easier to come home if you know you have a wonderful hotel-like room to retreat to if it was a hard day. Treat yourself. You deserve it!

Until next time…

Keep Chasing The Dream!



Sunday Shopping

So, I’m spending the weekend with the in-laws. We went shopping at the Goodwill stores in the area. At one of them I found an AWESOME deal on yarn. It was $10.00 for the HUGE bag that I bought. I love to crochet and I have been putting off doing it lately. I need to find a really good project to start on. I guess what I need to do is make some bags. It’s getting to be too warm for winter stuff. And I can do some summer type hats, open and airy. I do like making things that can actually be used. I have a pattern for flip flops for babies. I could make some of those.

I found more recipe books, a devotional book, a pillow, and a couple of saucepans. Oh, and we found an end table, too. My husband was shopping with me. We love resale shops. We’re always looking for great deals. We passed up an old cabinet record player for $30.00. We didn’t have a place for it. It even played 8-track tapes. We also passed up a lovely sewing machine table. It had doors with storage areas. It was solid wood and the price was $65.00.

It’s good to get out sometimes. Especially when you’re out with people you enjoy spending time with. It makes the time even that much more enjoyable. Get out and spend some time with family and friends today. You won’t regret it.