Tuesday, June 26, 2012

BIG Giveaway. Oh Yeaaah.

Sooooo.....I slept in this morning ;)
Boy did that feel GREAT!

~First off~
I am extremely proud to be a part of my FIRST Group Giveaway!!
As such, I want ALL of you to enter, since you already have a hand up by following my blog.
(Hello freebie entry!)
Go over and enter, so that you all win!
Also, you can visit here to find info on tomorrow's "Girl Behind The Blog Link up"!
You simply follow the prompt and make a vlog.
I want to watch yours, so go make it!


I am obviously still alive people, although we aren't out of trouble yet.
I'm afraid that for every bit of good news, there is more bad overshadowing it, and it has left me contemplating much lately.

Internal dialogue is more important than mindless chatter.

You know how it goes...
Your life flashes before your eyes exaggerating, and you gain new perspective.
Really, it was that I had a lot of time to reflect while I was cooped up out of the smoke.
As for the fires, I am extremely happy to report that our Firefighters have been kicking butt!
Not only that, but the community support has been amazing.
I know that natural disasters are nature cleansing itself, but I must admit, I think they are meant to be cleansing for us as well. It wipes away our small stresses, puts life in perspective, and rallies us together. Mother Nature is a VERY sneaky smart woman.

Sometimes: I have extremely good intentions.
Always: I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.- George Byron

Sometimes: I change my mind or am indecisive.
Always: As long as you aren't a "flip-flopper" or unaccountable, being open is a sign of flexibility.

Sometimes: I am gung ho over a plan or idea.
Always: I either figure out that the idea/plan won't work or my ADD distracts me.
{I don't have ADD, but everyone else uses that excuse.}

When I was younger I would think that giving up on anything was a sign of weakness, but now I realize that if the battle ain't worth pickin', it's wise to move on.

“The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win. Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point…then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you’re in a Dip-a temporary setback…What really sets superstars apart from everyone else is the ability to escape dead ends quickly, while staying focused and motivated when it really counts….Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt—until they commit to beating the right Dip for the right reasons. In fact, winners seek out the Dip. They realize that the bigger the barrier, the bigger the reward for getting past it...Losers, on the other hand, fall into two basic traps. Either they fail to stick out the Dip-they get to the moment of truth and then give up-or they never even find the right Dip to conquer."
-Seth Godin

Maybe you can all relate to some of this, and DEFINITELY go enter the Giveaways!
But don't forget to send your thoughts and prayers. Please and thank you.


Nikskie said...

i did feel the same way about giving up. it's like i didn't do enough. but now the lesson's learned. sometimes we just have to let go and move on. you're 100% right about that.

TwoFourFive said...

Sending safe thoughts your way! I read somewhere that people hit a wall at 3 weeks of doing something new. Being someone who gets excited over new plans, I always notice that at 3 weeks, I seem to get bored. Ha! Maybe I need to set 4 week goals instead. Great post!

JanM ♥ said...

Will definitely pray :) Stay strong!


Sarah said...

Praying for you twin! Love youuuu :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love the purse you are sponsoring as part of the giveaway! So cute! Glad you are still doing okay with all those fires!

Amanda said...

Sending lots of prayers your way, and I absolutely love the Seth Godin quote. It's so relate-able and real.

Courtney B said...

Girrrrl, I am definitely praying for you!
And the town that we moved away from 6 months ago, you know, the one I miss every single day? Well it's been on fire all weekend! So many of my friends had to be evacuated and it's been so scary! These fires are serious business! I'm so glad you're ok!

Megan said...

You and everyone involved have been in my prayers!! I am being really indecisive right now on moving. I just can't make up my mind where/when I want to move. UGH!

Thanks for linking up!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Praying for you girlie!!!

All At Once said...

I think it is perfectly acceptable to be indecisive. I agree, it shows your flexibility. Another reason that I find myself indecisive is because I want to make sure that other are happy too. When people around me are happy, that makes me happy.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love your passion? You have such an amazing heart and your passion for those over seas, your friend being kicked out of a bar, those who are dealing with the Colorado fires... I mean, you are incredible. and you are a DO-er, which I LOVE!!! I love the people that get shit done. Those who make a difference. I just love you!

Harlem Green said...

Its called figuring out who you are. Sometimes when things hit the fan, whether they be big or small its required to change your mind in order to fit who you are. Be it good or bad. Its life. We all take a form in it.


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