Taking Stock 05

15 days into the new year, I am reflecting on how this half month has gone by so fast, yet elated that I am making progress with the three key things I has set out as the year rolled on. It will be amazing to take stock 18 later on this year. For now, here goes.

Making: progress with my resolutions, hah!! Waking up for me is a cornerstone habit. According to Charles Duhigg, he of the ‘The Power of Habit’ book, we all have that one habit which, when changed, has the capacity to transform our lives forever. It’s gotta be waking up early for me. This = consistent devotion, morning pages and exercise, which is important in my view.

Cooking: (Planning to cook) roasted butternut soup. Seems like everyone in this house got a cold!

Drinking: Lots and lots of water. Realized this has a very positive effect on my skin, here’s to  more glasses… of water!

Reading: Just finished reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Started on Managing Your Emotions by Joyce Meyer.

Side Note: Randy Pausch was a professor of computer interactions at Carnegie Mellon University. As was the norm, every professor pondered on the question, “What wisdom would you impact on your students before leaving?” A last lecture of sorts, only that for Randy, it was indeed his last lecture. The book is a publication of a speech he gave for the same, which you can watch here. It is a poignant look at a man’s battle with pancreatic cancer, his childhood dreams, his family and choosing his style of living in his last few months. Great read, it will shift your perspective!

Wanting: zero blackouts. Seems like the clouds sneeze and power goes off. Sigh*

Wasting: No opportunities, however they come.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Enjoying: Weekends with special people.

Loving: My morning routine.

Marveling: At how much 4 years can change a person, and grateful for the four years another has been in my life. Oh how fast they grow!

Smelling: rain on sand, what’s that fresh smell?

Wearing: Exercising pants.

Knowing: Emmanuel, God With Us. God with Me. I am Never alone. This truth has changed my attitude.

Bookmarking: The Idea Room. Amy is such a creative, if you love DIY, recipes, makeovers and everything in between, thank me later.

Giggling: at an awkward dance-ish pose the sister made the other day on a particular photo… It’s an internal joke, you  know, the kind that no one else finds funny? yeah, such.

Thinking: about, and appreciating the fact that we all have different paths in life, and that what worked for person A, may not necessarily work for Person B.. and that’s just how it is.

Feeling: Energized!

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**Featured Image Photo Credits and above at Olooseos Adventures and Resort**

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