Monday, August 24, 2015

A Repost: Operation Motivation:When Life Throws a Monkey Wre...

There are things that happen to you in your life when you least expect it.  Sometimes you have no idea that it is coming at you and would turn your life upside down.  That very thing has happened to me recently.  I won't go into "the whats" at this writing.  I'm still too "raw" with emotions.  So I am re-posting an article I wrote earlier this year.  

If, like me, you have had a "monkey wrench" thrown at you.  Read along and see why even in the not so great moments in your life, having some operation motivation is a good way to be.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Operation Motivation: "Grace Says it Doesn't Matter"

I love listening to the song "Greater" by MercyMe.  The lyrics always takes me through their song literally and brings me to my "Hallelujah Moment"! You know that moment when you realize you worry too much and that God always has a plan for you and your life no matter what?! EXACTLY!

We humans tend to worry so much that we often lose sight of the lesson that we are supposed to learn in the moment of whatever adversary we are experiencing in our lives.  We focus on THE PROBLEM and that makes it SO MUCH BIGGER THAN IT IS!  We worry and worry even after praying, asking God to help us. Why do we do that?  I am so guilty of this behavior too. Often I try to remind myself, "Donna, He has this, let go and let Him".

Saturday, August 15, 2015

You Can Eat All the FAT You Want

Scientists say you should eat all the fat you want, and yes, there is a "But".  You see, there are good fat, and bad fat.  And it also depends on which ones you do eat, and how much you do consume. New dietary guidelines that are usually published by the federal government about the type of foods we should be eating will be published soon.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Operation Motivation: Being Grateful - Saying Yes to Life

Recently I was able to participate in the most recent of Oprah's & Deepak Chopra's 21 Days of Meditation Series.  The theme for this series was "Gratitude".  

Day six' focus was "Gratitude is in The Present".  We were told that our lives were unique gifts and knowing this will awaken us to appreciate it more, allowing us to "step into a state of Grace". 

 “Just be, right now, here; and breathe. Begin to trust the magic of yourself.” ― Nikki Rowe
So many of us have become conditioned to what we think we are and should be, supposedly this is all a part of the normal way of being.   We yearn for that which we can't ever seem to have.  Feeding the needs that we seem to lack because of what Society expects from us; what we should look like, how we should feel, and even how we should react.  

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fitness Wednesday: In the Quest for Fitness....the Age Factor

I'm getting old. There I said it out loud, in stage whisper to you my dear readers!!!lol! So I'm older now, yes I am and darn it, I'm proud to be here, alive, healthy and kicking!  I totally understand anyone who goes under the knife because getting old is no fun. Your body aches, you get fat, you get saggy, all things go elsewhere but where they should be...perhaps I'm not as bad as that...for the most part anyway!lol! But let me tell you, when you are older, keeping fit is hard to do.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Operation Motivation: When you can't see your way...

For those times when it seems as if there is no way out, and you will never ever get over this moment in your life. Remember:

He will catch you, or He will teach you how to fly!  I find these words very reassuring how about you?

Inspirational graphic image first seen and shared on RHOA, Cynthia Bailey's facebook page - I'm a follower & fan.