Years ago, after coming home from work a little stressed and worn down from office politics, I was presented with a ceramic duck. ‘Put this on your desk, and look at it every time you need to’. Wise words indeed.
In the hustle and bustle of life, there are always going to be moments where you may be criticised, or when something happens that is nobodies fault, but you feel bad about it.
I drop things – and after a long day at work, looking at a plate crashed on the floor, can really get me down. No matter what it is at work or home, big or small just remember, it is like water off a duck’s back. Let it slide right off.
I love this photo of one of the Westport ducks along the river walk. I no longer have a ceramic duck on my desk – I gifted it to my colleagues, but I have the image in my head.
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All my crafty friends will be giggling now, as crafters are well known for being covered in glitter, especially around Christmas. Glitter gets everywhere and you find yourself, your pillow or even your dinner having a little sparkle.
That isn’t the sparkle I am talking about in my Wednesday quotation today. Each and everyone of us has something that makes us sparkle. It might be a new pair of shoes that makes us feel confident and pretty, or it might be the quiet knowledge that we have aced a problem at work. It could also be just knowing that you have friends that love and value you, or a brand new lipstick. Whatever it is – we sparkle in how we think and feel.
The trick is that we shouldn’t loose our sparkle. And that we should share it, adding sparkle to others.
When I come across a random bit of glitter – and that could be anywhere from my cheek to my breakfast cereal, I remember to sparkle and to share it!
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I am not by nature a disciplined person. I am untidy, sometimes forgetful and quite often indulgent. One of the things I have had to learn is discipline.
I have learnt how to discipline myself is so many ways, but most often just one thing at a time. I can eat two squares of chocolate and leave the rest of the bar. I walk most days, even in the drizzling rain and wind. I also only drink coffee when I go out, and never more than 4 cups a month.
These are small victories, but small victories I find add up.
There is not question in my mind – discipline is the key to getting healthier and happier.
I still have a very long way to go, but I know that discipline will help get me there.
I hope you enjoy my Wednesday quote this week.
Too often I get bogged down with the setting goals and tasks. I am very goal orientated and I am constantly setting myself short term goals and organising (and sometimes over organising) my life. Short terms goals are good and it means that things get done, but sometimes I feel I just want to stop and dream.
So today I will focus on my dreams – those things that seem so far out of reach. Since I was a little girl I have wanted to write a book. That is a dream that I would love to become reality.
I am sure there are other dreams too, so today I will let my mind soar and believe that anything at all is possible.
Today a dream, tomorrow a goal and then ……
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A new series on my little blog. A quotation every Wednesday. A combination of my love of photography and my love of words.
Take the path that challenges you.
There are days when I just want things to be easy, but I know that I need challenges to grow.
When I do take the path that challenges me, be it on my fitness journey, or my career, or just my life’s journey, it is always worth it.
That sense of achievement knowing that I have challenged myself and overcome.
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