Thursday, September 01, 2016

Thoughts...and then Gavin

I think that maybe I post to many blog posts.  I write way more then I post.  It's my journal, my diary, my notebook if you will.  A place where I want to go and jot down my thoughts....whenever I want.  I don't care if no one reads it. I just do it because I want to.  It's a great release.

I was at lunch with a friend of mine the other day & she mentioned doing a mental exercise to assist in maybe relieving some stress.  She's to write down three good things about the day; at the end of the day.  And she's to read them to herself the next day.  Some of what she said may have gotten lost in translation - but that is what I carried away from the conversation (correct me if I am wrong my friend).  I think it's a great exercise and something we should probably all do, if not in the handwritten, or typed words but mentally.  It certainly would help us focus more on the good things and not so much the bad things.  My mom always told me, "when you wake up-look at yourself in the mirror and instead of telling yourself "gosh your fat, or ugly or something negative" to tell yourself three good things"....I am surrounded by very wise ladies it seems.  And why not, why shouldn't we strive to be happy & healthy in our minds.  Why shouldn't we find strength in ourselves?

Anyway, I am posting these photos of Gavin from when he was about 14.  I don't know why I am posting them because they are older photos.  I guess mainly because I really miss this guy & I am very proud of him.  This is what is on my mind today & which why I am just a few short months he'll be coming home for a visit.  I can't wait.

& yes, that slight smile is all I got.  He never did care for "modeling" for me lol!!!


  1. Yup, gratitude journal -- write down at three things that were good about the day before you go to bed and read them again when you wake in the morning. It really does help one's outlook.

  2. I am in need of having a better outlook from time to time, so I love the idea of it for sure. I bought a journal this past weekend, now just to remember to jot down a few things. I used to write in a journal all the time, every night infact....not sure why I ever stopped.....