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Monday Morning Motivation...Opportunities...

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I really enjoy Guideposts Magazine.  Inspirational stories and quotes to help us along the way.  I found a quote in the Sept. 2013 magazine that hit home with me.
"Opportunities present themselves and you have to enjoy the ride.  All of us get so worried about the next step that we don't enjoy the moment we're in right now" Giada De Laurentiis
It is hard for me to look at this time in my life as an opportunity because it so painful.  I guess everything in life is an opportunity.  An opportunity to rely on God, an opportunity to make new friends, an opportunity to help others, and other opportunities of which I am not yet aware.
"Seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take" Proverbs Help me/us Lord to see opportunity in all situations.  Help me/us to know that you stand beside us and love us. Help us not to give in to worry but to lean on you and you will guide our paths. Happy Monday Everyone! Enjoy Your World:-) (Enjoying an opportunity…

Photography at the Farmers Market...

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I do not always have the strength to motivate myself to do the things I used to love.  One of my passions, that I have not been enjoying since my transition began, is photography.  Most of the time my camera just sits on the shelf.  This is where I need my friends to hold me accountable to get out and do the things that use to drive me.  Sheila, my friend and co-worker held me accountable a couple of weeks ago. She told me to go out somewhere and take pictures.  I would not have gone if I did not hear her saying "Kathy, I am going to check with on Monday to make sure you went."  So I did go.  I went to the State Farmers Market and took some shots.  Here are the results. Started off with the extension tubes....






Then switched to the P510...










Thank you Sheila for holding me accountable...and for caring. I did find some joy in photography again.  I may go to the State Fair next week and enjoy taking more photos.  Does anyone want to hold me accountable:-)
Take care Everyone.
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Motivation and Adventure Thru Media.....Movie "Fired Green Tomatoes"

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I have a new idea.  I will watch movies or read books and magazines and find adventures.  (It is hard for me to get out since my nightmare began June 4, 2013, but I will push myself.)
I was watching one of my favorite movies the other day, Fried Green Tomatoes.  Great movie.  As I was watching it I realized that here I am in the south and I have never tasted fried green tomatoes.  Ok we have our motivation and now lets seek out the adventure.
I got ahold of Joanie and told her I would love to try fried green tomatoes and she said lets do it.  Her husband Phil picked the Restaurant and off we went to Mama Dip's in Chapel Hill....


















They were yummy!  What a fun time.  We decided we need to go back and try the fried chicken, it looked amazing.  If you like southern food and you are in the Chapel Hill area I suggest you try Mama Dip's.Good food and friendly folks.  You won't be disappointed.
A quote from the movie that fit the occasion..
"You remind me about the most import…

Monday Morning Motivation.."I will never leave you or forsake you"

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God's Promise "Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified  because of them,for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you"















If you find yourself in a difficult time in your life, as I do, don't forget God's promise.  He stands beside us and will never leave us. Happy Monday Everyone, Enjoy Your World!

Monday Morning Motivation...Sad Sorrow vs Happy Sorrow....

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I was reading Guideposts Magazine and found a quote that spoke to me by Robin Roberts.

"I remember something my mom said after my father died: "You have a choice. You can have sad sorrow or happy sorrow".  I'm going to follow her advice and choose the latter."

The sorrow that I feel, over this unnecessary split and pain thrust upon my family, is intense.  I still have the burning in my arms that began the day I accidentally found out that I was being abandoned. The only way I have found to find this "happy sorrow" is to stay busy.  Busy in my prayer and devotional life.  Busy with my friends.  Busy with activities.  Busy forcing myself to do the things I used to love, but now have trouble finding the joy in, such as cooking and photography. Busy working around the house.  Busy watching movies and reading of things that inspire and motivate me.  These activities keep me going. So what did I do this week...? I Went out with friends... Niki and I went ou…