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Laughing Tears..

DAY 237

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

“Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.” – Pat Riley

“Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” ~Joan Kerr

“The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.” – Stephen R. Covey

“It’s amazing what you can do if you just try really, really hard.” -The Buried Life

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

“We are livin’ the high life. Without the high. So…I guess we’re just livin’ life.” – Me

“He was in the middle of the road, so I said ‘mufasa’!” – Meredith

For those of you who may not have the awesome chance to hang out with me, I laugh. A lot. To the point where I’m crying, “talking” in a high-pitched voice, and just generally being a goofball. Tonight, world, I had one of those nights. Meredith and I were on our way home when there was a gentleman in the road, walking at a snail’s pace. Long story short, we ended up with the Mufassa quote! The laughter continued and there were tears, an ab workout, and sore throats. Totally worth it! I love having laugh attacks. It’s good for the soul!

When we arrived home, we saw my brother who proceeded to ask what we had been recreationally tapping into. Nothing, I can assure you. My colorful way of answering, however, resulted in the quote above about living the high life without the high. Sometimes I make myself laugh too!

It’s Friday!!! Which meant – yoga! And dinner, followed by dessert. Yum! Yoga was amazing. I needed it badly and Bull City Yoga was there to save the day! I love classes with Ali. We proceeded to have dinner at Bali Hai (awesome place!) and dessert at Francesca’s on Ninth Street.

Interesting finds:

The cow parade..http://www.technicianonline.com/features/the-cow-ntdown-is-over-1.2750339#.UDg6PallQpB
All over the triangle, there are colorful cows. Check out the link to learn more about the moo-vement. : )

Body Mind Spirit Expo..http://www.bmse.net/bmseweb/
The expo is back in town this weekend! I missed it last time they were in town, but not this time! Oh no sir. Hope to see you there!

Remember this kissing couple..http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/06/17/vancouver-riot-kissing-couple-eyewitness.html
A few years ago, there were riots in Canada following a hockey game. This couple was photographed kissing in the middle of the street. I never really read or heard about the actual events that unfolded, so I found this article that my special (someone) shared with me interesting and very sweet.

I am thankful for: colorful cows and beautiful sunsets.

B.

Take A Time..

DAY 223

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Half

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~Einstein

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.” – Jim Rohn

Restful.

Relaxing.

Productive.

Rainy.

Comforting.

Fun.

Grounding.

My day in a nutshell! Complete with another fabulous yoga sesh at Bull City Yoga!! Meet me there next Friday at 5:45!

I found something quite enlightening this evening. I purchased a book on Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu when I was taking my world religions course. Flipping through the pages tonight, I noticed one particular passage that stood out. It is this:

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If you understand others you are smart.
If you understand yourself you are illuminated.
If you overcome others you are powerful.
If you overcome yourself you have strength.
If you know how to be satisfied you are rich.
If you can act with vigor, you have a will.
If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting.

If you die without loss, you are eternal.

I am thankful for: the breath.

B.

See You In The Window..

DAY 220

“Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.”- Deepak Chopra

“Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.” ~John Updike

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them . A desire, a dream, a vision.” – Muhammed Ali

Another day with the mission of being silly – check! The semi-serious section of the day begins in about T minus 2 hours. I’m quite proud of myself – I managed to sleep in a bit, be silly all day, do yoga when I got home, make dinner for myself, & spend time with my pets. I’m like scary productive today!

Happy lighthouse day!

I am thankful for: beacons of light..whatever form they may take.

B.

PS: the title of the post was a quote from a lady at a drive-thru today. I find inspiration everywhere!

I Am Not A Flashdrive..

DAY 216

“The journey is the reward.” – Chinese Proverb

That’s the story of you and me. From the very beginning, we were meant to be. –Tigger

“If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles.” ~Elbert Hubbard

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

..The memorable quote from yoga tonight that I almost forgot! Luckily, I keep my handy dandy MerMer as my Friday night date! Seriously though, you are not a flashdrive! Think about it – we don’t need to hold on to data (things, people, emotions, events) as much as we do in our day-to-day lives. It makes life much easier when you are able to see things, hear them, acknowledge them and then proceed accordingly, but not keep any attachment to them.

Tonight’s pictures..are from the moments before class. : ) Evidence of what sillies Mer & I are when you leave us in a yoga studio before class begins. Ha!

I am thankful for: the Om. There is a beginning, middle, & end to all. Appreciate the journey.

B.

It Ran Out Of My Head..

DAY 212

“When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.” – Arland Gilbert

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

“Like what you do. If you don’t like it, do something else.” – Paul Harvey

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” – Vernon Law

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” – Albert Einstein

First thing this morning, I wanted to make sure I woke up & did yoga. It’s something I’m trying to make sure I do on a daily basis, if only for a little bit! How did I ensure that I’d do it this morning? A Post-It of course! And it worked! I did about 10 minutes of a morning routine from Yoga Cures by Tara Stiles. The boys then wanted to workout this morning shortly after they woke up! We hit the P90x at their request until they were tuckered out. I enjoy being active & miss it when I’m not!

My Post-It to myself helped me to remember yoga, but there wasn’t one around to help R remember what he was going to do next today. Hence, the title for today’s post. : ) R: “It ran out of my head!”

I am thankful for: exercise. yoga.

B.

The Way Back From Lala Land..

DAY 208

“Inspiration grows into full-scale creation through persistence and imagination.” – Carol Lloyd

If camera lenses are round, why are all the pictures square ? – @LifeQuestions

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles Kettering

You know you’ve been to Lala Land a few times! It’s ok to admit it. Throughout most of the day, I caught J&R zoning out & taking unplanned trips to Lala Land. Too funny! But the minute I brought up this Lala Land, they looked at me as if I was from another planet. “What’s Lala Land?” I think I’m the oldest 21 year old I know, but I’m just beginning to realize it! I know many pop culture references from before I was born & I shock people with my knowledge (or use it to entertain myself and my mom on roadtrips!). My kind is a rare breed, but I’ll take it! And own it. Which brings me to the pictures I found in one of the books we read today..on being different.

I am thankful for: diversity & quirks.

PS: YOGA TOMORROW!!! SO EXCITED!!! You should join me in the Bull City! http://bullcityyoga.com/

B.

I was running so ahead of schedule this AM that I had time to stop for a photo of the morningness!

‘Twas me yesterday.

‘Tis me most days.

 

 

 

Write It Like You Mean It..

DAY 206

“Anything is achievable. Be positive, be enthusiastic, and project confidence.” – Sarah Doukas

“Enjoy what you do and take pride in it because then you will do it well.” – Charlie Bigham

“Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary?” – Rory Byrne

“Be too busy to have time for regrets.” – Angela Wright

“Go in the direction of your FEARS for it will grow the underdeveloped part of your soul” – Jasmine Star [her yoga instructor]

Feel acceptance for all others as your equal, without judgment or prejudice. – Deepak Chopra

if you have a question, you also have the answer. – Tara Stiles

Allow me to first say, “This is Sparta!” What? It’s in the spirit of the Triangle’s Water Fight starting this Friday. See here about details & such! I’m pretty excited about it, even though I’m not sure if I’ll be able to participate. How cool is that though?

I do want to seriously thank Tamara Lackey and Jasmine Star for both taking the time to read and comment on my post yesterday. It meant  a lot to me!!

I wrote my review for Bull City Yoga on Yelp today! Check it out here, along with several others! I hope you take the opportunity to go explore all that this studio, teacher, and practice can do for you. I’m sincerely grateful for the studio and Ali, as well as the girl time now blocked out for Friday nights! Not only did I write a review today for the studio, but I also received such a sweet and unexpected hand-written card from Ali today via snail mail! I love snail mail. It makes me feel so special! Thank you, Ali, for taking the time to send such a thoughtful note! I’m so very glad I found your studio and that you’re the instructor!

Now for the pictures..
Dr. Seuss is awesome. There, I said it. I found yet another passage from one of his works that struck me in such an uplifting way. “I think that I just wish to be like ME.”
Looky! Ali sealed the envelope with an Om! Love it, love it, love it.
It was a rainy afternoon in the Triangle. Complete with power outages and smack-you-in-your-face rain. Once I made it safely to the cover of my car, I captured a few raindrops hanging out on my driver’s side window.

I am thankful for: sharing kind thoughts and words of encouragement. Also, snail mail.

B.