To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them
Sorry for the downer post but I let the ball drop for a while and I have put on some of the weight I lost. So today I am feeling pretty down and having a fat day, which really isn’t like me. I like to see the positives in life, to laugh and smile. I refuse to let this get to me!
So today I draw inspiration from some of my favourite quotes…
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
“Happiness is acceptance.”
I have chosen to accept my current physique and challenge myself to use it to make more change. I will make a new plan of attack because…
“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”
I honestly need to push myself to get to where I want to be so today I start fresh.
I want to be toned, healthy and fit.
I want to say goodbye to the rolls because I am not a freaking bakery. I am Danni and I want to feel comfortable in my skin.
I acknowledge this next stage will not be an easy stage. It will be one that I need to push myself but if I don’t I will never get to where I want to be!
I don’t think that I ask my friends and family this enough.
So with all my heart, love and support I want to take this moment to say
I am here for you (anywhere, anytime, anyway)
I am OK
I know many of my friends and loved ones battle depression, probably more than I am fully aware of. I have been through times of darkness and with the love and support of my friends and family I am now OK. I might not always be OK, so if you are ever worried please don’t hesitate to ask as I promise to always ask you.
Even if I do not ask I care, feel free to talk to me by email, text, Facebook PM or just by picking up that phone. Any time of day. You are important to me. Your happiness matters.
If I (or anyone else) ask it is okay to answer honestly and share as much as you can.
It is hard.
Please don’t live in darkness, alone.