Archive | April, 2012

A quote to inspire

30 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.”

RICHARD BACH

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Chasing perfection

29 Apr

As a child I wanted to be like everyone else who didn’t have CP.

I wanted to walk properly without a limp; I wanted to walk heel toe like everyone else. I was constantly checking out the heels on my shoes to see the difference between how both heels were wearing down and would get annoyed with myself when they weren’t.

When I crayoned out of the lines, I’d throw the colouring sheet I was using in the bin and start again. It’s no excuse but I suppose emotionally I was struggling to come to terms with everything I was dealing with. The …

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The CP Diary and me

28 Apr

The CP Diary is coming up to its second birthday and for me the transition of how it started to where The CP Diary is phenomenal.

I remember having a conversation with my then web designer who asked me what I was going to do with the site and remember the conversation as if it were yesterday, because he didn’t seem impressed or convinced The CP Diary would amount to anything. In all fairness to him, it must have seen like a pipe dream on the back of a diagnosis at the age of 46 …

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A philosophy for life

27 Apr

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed …

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Remaining upbeat

26 Apr

As I try to remain upbeat given my current set of circumstances, I can understand why the brain could easily go into a negative state… there is only so much anyone can handle before everything becomes too much.

The following helps me:

Developing my spiritual awareness is something I have continued to do for many years. My beliefs help me to remain focused and positive, even when I’m dealing with stressful situations;

I listen to music or read books that encourage me to remain upbeat. I tweet positive quotes and incorporate daily …

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Put yourself first

25 Apr

As a child I cared about everyone and everything, regardless of whether others cared about me.

I cared about what other people thought about me, so much so that my decisions were influenced by their suggestions even though their suggestions weren’t right for me. My thoughts weren’t my own. I’d speak and say things to please others and gave no consideration to my own inner voice …

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Our reality

24 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive …

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Thoughts on being happy

23 Apr

As a child I never thought about whether I was happy or sad. I knew I existed in my life and that my life was just that… my life. I have changed a lot since those early days.

There is no doubt in my mind that we make our own happiness and that being proactive is an important element of that if we’re going to bring about change on being happy.

The following other tips may help:

  • Take responsibility for yourself and be okay with your mistakes. Quit blaming others and stop making excuses all the time. Making excuses just gives you more ammunition to deny your responsibilities on any decisions and life choices you have to make;
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Uneasy feelings

22 Apr

Do you wake up with an uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach when you’re dealing with so many uncertainties?

All of my uncertainties with my family are still without resolutions and they’re beginning to make me feel uneasy. Unfortunately those feelings are bringing about other feelings, which I am now having to deal with.

I still have to fight my corner so that I can live my life my own way is something I have always had to do, but unfortunately that’s what I feel I am still having to do. I’m fed up of having to be on my guard. For me, some days are a constant battle. In my life I am still expected to adapt to be a certain way …

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Focus on now

21 Apr

“Something wonderful begins to happen with the simple realisation that life, like an automobile, is driven from the inside out, not the other way around. As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be …

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