Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Taking the First Step

"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase. " ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

How true is that?  Making a new path for yourself or trying something new can be so scary.  Change can be intimidating.  But when you know in your heart that something bigger and better is out there for you that first step towards the "new you" is so critical. 

With this being said, making money, supporting your family and putting food on the table is a critical and necessary thing.  Working is a necessary evil and most people are so unhappy with what they do for a "living".  Is this really a "living"?  You should love what you do to make that "living" so much more enjoyable!

Some of my favorite things about life are the people in it.  Having a loving family and exceptional friends, that make life enjoyable!  So this venture with the Finding Freedom Team (www.Family1stNow.com) has been my first step to making a "living".  Connecting with others, making new friends and enhancing lives...you can't get much better that that.

What do you enjoy most about life that could make-making a "living" so much better?  Are you ready to take that step?  Do you have faith in what you love most?

Think about it.


Friday, September 30, 2011

A Ch-Ch-Ch Change...will do you good!

I was hanging out with some wonderful friends yesterday at lunch and we were talking about how things change.  Sometimes for the better and sometimes not, but all things change and evolve.  We also talked about those that complain and cry about their situation, or pine after what others have.  If you don't like something, do something about it!  Don't complain, make magic!  If anything, just change your attitude.

It is amazing how just changing the way you think can change the world around you.  Before it was raining and it ruined your day, today it is raining and it is helping the grass stay green and is making soothing sounds on your window.  It's all about how you think.

Positive actions are contagious!  Spread it!

Til next time!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Inspiration of the Day

I have a quote of the day love affair.  I love being inspired and feeling like I have a "mantra" for the day.  It helps me focus.  The quote I saw today was:  "Anything you could ever want or be you already have and are."~David Russell, I Heart Huckabee's.  This really spoke to me today.  Most people, especially in America want more, spend too much and focus on what they don't have.  But why can't we see the beauty and strength that we already have.  The motivation you can find, even when you feel like you have none, just by knowing you have people who love you, great friends and a roof over your head should make you want to be better, to improve.

Some may look at that quote and say, "No, Tianne. How would this motivate you to want more when this implies you shouldn't want more but to appreciate what you have now."  I say, yes, appreciate what you have but strive to improve your outlook and focus on surrounding the beauty that you have with positive influences. Be it making money, etc.  So yes, you should want more to make the things in your life that you love and are better and beautiful.

Be open.  Listen.  Learn.  But appreciate what you have now, not what you don't. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, I survived 2010!  I'm really glad I made it through safely.  It was a year of ups and downs for sure.  I got married, lost my grandfather and almost lost my sanity!  But I know that 2011 will be even better...even though I started the year off with a sore neck and shoulder and a cold!  I still have faith.  There are some big changes a-brewing this year and I will be glad once those are done. 

Happy New Year all!!

My resolution this year is to write more!  BOOM!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Roller Coaster...Now I'm Ready For It To Stop

Hello Friends!

Whew!  Life has been throwing some major curveballs lately at me and my family and WOW, we are still making it.  Happy and healthy...er...working on the healthy part.  I must say that I truly love my husband.  He has been nothing but supportive and a trooper with what life has been dealing us lately.  He is my best friend and my rock and I don't think I could stay sane without him. Now to get you up to speed.

Health--Jeez.  When it rains, it pours.  As mentioned in previous blogs, I haven't been feeling right and things had finally come to a head.  A sharp wave of pain in my belly...hasn't stopped for over a month.  A battery of tests later, no diagnosis.  Pain, as you know, sucks.  It can suck the happiness and drive right out of you.  That is how I have been feeling.  And knowing me...I bottle it up, don't ask for help and keep over stretching my limits.  I finally broke.  I let it all out in one explosion.  Poor husband.  But in doing so, it opened my eyes to what I had been doing.  Ignoring my needs and the wants of my husband and friends to help!  So during this time, I have been leaning heavily on my hubby and one friend in particular who seems to understand more than anyone (God love you Katie Ellen).  So as of the 14th, I was told that I need to chill and that [the doctor] is going to treat my "spastic stomach."  Well, there is that.

$$$$--When you just start getting your head above water, it seems someone is taking your head and shoving it back in.  AH!  No car payment and liability insurance...a blessing.  Right now, yes.  Because anything that can go wrong, is.  Hubby's car...breaks down.  Ethan...allergic reaction.  Find out...I owe Mom a lot of money...by accident.  Break this...lose that...have to replace.  No break!

So, I said to myself, "What can I fix now?"  The answer, me.  My stress.  My attitude.  My lifestyle.  My dear friend Katie gave me a book and said that she hopes it gives me some peace.  So far..she's right...it is.  I needed that. 

The point of all of this.  Nothing.  Just cherish the happy and beautiful moments and love those in your life unapologetically and with your whole self.  Don't forget about you and remember those who love you want to be there for you.

With love.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Searching for the Silver Lining.

Sipping a cup of coffee...a large cup of coffee staring at the screen trying to figure out what I want to say today.  I have lots I want to say but to get it to form a thought for you to read, one that is witty and clever, is escaping me today. 

For a couple of weeks, it felt like everything was falling apart and I'm suddenly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  I hate to say this though, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.  This, coming from the epitome of an optimist.  Maybe it is just a rut.  Maybe I'm turning into a cynic. But the optimist in me doesn't want to believe that!  Ironic, no?

Two awesome things are going to happen this week...I get to tell TXU to shove it and I am actually looking forward to getting my new electric bill from Amigo Energy and I will no longer have a car payment.  We'll start from there and see if I have a new outlook by my next post!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ever Had One of Those Days?

Hello Everyone!

Have you ever just had "one of those days"? Lately, it seems that everyone is! Life likes to throw curveballs once in a while. It is what you do with those curveballs that makes or breaks you. Recently, I have had to sit down and rediscover my "why" for a lot of things in my life.

Events as of late has made me take a hard look at my life. Recent struggles have really put things in perspective. I'm making the promise to myself to truly dedicate myself to things that I hadn't wholeheartedly had before.

Health and fitness. What a big one! I thought to myself, "My family is number one in my priority. Why am I allowing myself to live with high blood pressure? Why am I staying over weight?" Bingo. Focus, Tianne! My home business allows for me to keep chemicals out of my house and I do that for my son, why shouldn't I give myself the best too? I'm cutting out all of the poison out of my life.

Home Business. Life was throwing me those pesky curve balls left and right and I lost focus with my home business. Now I work for a great real estate team and I'll be doing that too soon as well but I am still wanting to get back on track with my home business. The company offers stability, health, wholesome values..what more can I ask for? So for now, I make a promise to myself to dedicate 8 hours per week to my home business. Small amount of time for a HUGE gain. For those of you wondering...www.internetceomoms.com/tianne.

Wifehood. My husband is my world (next to my bean) and I want to make sure that he knows that every day for the rest of our lives. I have always made an effort to do so but now it is even more critical.

I gave myself an allotted period of time to wallow and run from the issues. Now it is time to put my big girl panties on and charge forward!