Wednesday, January 07, 2009

What have you done today

to make you feel proud?

You know how certain things just strike a chord with you?
That song (maybe by Celine Dion?) really boosts me. I first heard it as the theme song for The Biggest Loser.

And when I find myself being lazy, it usually pops in my head and I ask myself "What have you done today to make you feel proud?".
The amount we're capable of, and the amount we actually accomplish in a day are drastically different.

Another thing that strikes me sometimes is the idea that you are the manager of your life.
If you were managing you as a business, would you be happy with the way your employee has performed?
Did they give everything they had?
Or were they a slacker?
Did they have a positive attitude?
Would they deserve a promotion?

If you step outside yourself for a minute and look at it that way, it can be really eye opening to see how you're allowing yourself to slip.

A lesson that I teach my kids is that we are so blessed to be given healthy bodies that work!
We are fortunate enough to have absolutely no health problems.
There is absolutely no reason for us to be lazy. There is no reason for us to not use our bodies in exercise and play on a regular basis.
I teach them this, but don't always follow it myself.

Our bodies are such a gift and we should take care of them. If someone had given me a gift of $900 shoes, you bet I'd take good care of them! If I had a necklace from Tiffany's, you can bet I'd take care of it!
Isn't my body more precious than that?

We are capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to do.
So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

(The pictures have nothing to do with the post. I was just playing with my camera. Look how grainy they are! What in the world did I do this time? I'm going backward, not forward with my photography skills.)


Dawn @ simply transparent said...

great pix anyways..and yes I like those feelings of "proudness" the motivation to do something farther better then before..

Shorty said...

I am proud that I prayed on my way to work today. I prayed yesterday during my drive, too, and had some thank you's to send to God for answering some of them, in addition to the regular stuff I pray about. One of the things I asked for yesterday was for God to help me to stay focused at work and accomplish all that I set out to for the day. You should've seen my list! I got a TON done...everything on my list and more!

Anyway, it makes me proud to talk to God for more than just a couple of minutes at a time. So many times I forget He's with me. It made me feel good to turn down the radio and just focus on Him for about 20 consecutive minutes. I hope to do this every morning while I drive.

MGF said...

Great topic, it is true that we need to be looking inward to make sure we are better.

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Thanks for posting this...nice to know I'm not the only one that thinks about this kind of stuff all the time! Your kiddos are too cute and I think the grain in the pics just lends a slightly vintage feel. It might be fun to add even more grain if you have a photo edit software that includes it--play! The one of your daughter on the porch, looking down, is really fantastic!

gina said...

Are you cropping them? Because sometimes you mess with them too much and they get grainy. that's all I've got... it's really a guessing game for me too.

Impossible Alice said...

This is such a wondeful post and a great reminder to take care of ourselves as much as we take care of everyone else :) Thank you! Your children are gorgeous, by the way :)

The Stewart Stuff said...

Thank you for that sweet reminder. Adorable pictures to go with it! Thank you for sharing a little part of your world with me!

Angie Seaman said...

Hey Beki. I like your photos. Either way, I know how frustrating it can be. Two things, what is your ISO set at? Are you shooting in auto mode or a manual mode? (A, Tv, Program, etc.?) If you are in one of the manual modes (anything other than auto), check and see what your ISO looks like. It might be too high. Also, do you have a white balance setting on your camera? If so, what is it on?

Lastly, do you crop your pictures once you've uploaded them here? If so, the cropping will delute the resolution and cause damage to the image if it is done too much.

Just some tid bits I've learned recently and thought I'd share. Hang in there. Just takes practice sista'!
Hugs, Angie Seaman

Hana said...

So true! Today I sewed like a mad women and cranked out a beautiful pile of baby blankets for a local boutique (see my blog)! It felt good to be productive!

Julie said...

Uh Oh . . . I am so shamie . . . I am not proud of myself nor did I do all I could have today.

Thank you so much for the great post and reminder.

Rosebud Collection said...

Always enjoy the pictures..Your blog is so true..Guess what I always say?
If I didn't slip sometimes, I wouldn't realize how lucky I am..
Happy Fingerprint have to admit, Fingerprint Friday helps us to really realize how lucky we are and to see things we might not pay attention to..You have to feel good about starting it and I am sure God is smiling too..

Rose of Sharon said...

You have such a cute blog and beautiful children. Stop by my blog sometime for a cup of coffee and a visit!

Hugs, Sharon