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My one little word for 2011 is "happy". I am focusing this year on what it means to be happy, what makes me happy, how mindful I can be about choosing happiness.
For September, Ali asked us to revisit February's prompt and do a divided page of photos. I culled through my archives for the last six months and chose photos that just made me happy to look at:
The only photos that might need some interpretation are:
top left --that is one of our cats drinking out of a glass of ice water that my daughter left on the sofa -- she prefers her water cold and will help herself to anything left unattended!
Center: my two youngest on a college visit. I do feel ready for this next stage!
I also chose two photos to enlarge to 5x7 and added some favorite quotes. If you are a regular blog reader, you'll already know why these photos are special enough to be worthy of enlargement. If you are a casual visitor or just popping in from the One Little Word classroom, you can find the story of this photo here.
This is me just goofing on the beach. The story behind this photo can be found here. No question but that I am HAPPY in this moment.
My self-assessment for the month of October. I did have a much harder time with exercise this month... and I'm finding that weekends and travel both tend to trip me up in terms of maintaining commitments to myself!
But I'm proud of how well I did on the sugar-free elimination diet. An entire month with no ice cream, cookies, cake, brownies, or other sweets. My two slip-up days were travel days. One involved a fruit smoothie in the airport. The other some cola on the airplane, attempting to stave off an impending headache. I honestly don't think the sugar-free diet helped my fibromyalgia symptoms at all. Sure didn't affect my weight. :(. But I'll know for sure in the next few days as I allow some treats back into my life.
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Julie Ann http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com
Cheri http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com <----- YOU ARE HERE
Jan http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com <------ NEXT STOPJill http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
And many thanks to Margie for keeping this going so that we all have incentive to stay up-to-date with our One Little Word albums!