I’ve moved ~

I’ve moved. Come check out my new site http://countrycosmo.com it’s pretty empty now but way more to come.

Can I get a YEE HAW? 🙂

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dear santa…

I’m grateful to be surrounded by so many encouraging, helpful, empowering friends; and during these times I have truly have an abundance of “things”.
But if there was a Santa, here’s what would be on my list:

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What would you wish for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 12}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 12: Horses

“Life is good… horses make it better” I haven’t been riding lately but my aunt took me for a short cart ride. It was amazing how the motion felt the same inside a cart. And the view was just as spectacular!

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you
choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 11}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 11: Mocha’s

For the love of coffee! I’ve surrendered myself to my morning cup. I am no longer fighting it. I have accepted that I AM A COFFEE JUNKIE. I really think more people should embrace and view this weakness as a strength. What else can make your bad day turn great? Just one cup of coffee brings heaven on earth.

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 10}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 10: forgiveness

“Only a fool will continue to punish himself for his past mistakes.” It has taken me a long time to learn to forgive myself. I’ve spent years being ashamed and literally hating and punishing myself for my past  mistakes. I felt like I didn’t deserve a life. I didn’t deserve happiness.

It took many years of humble mediocre living for me to question why I was even punishing myself. I was young, I made mistakes, I hurt people, I hurt myself. I was only being foolish for no longer living; rather I should have kept living and learning.

Today, I am still human; I still make mistakes. But today, I give more thought to the words I choose to use and actions I take.

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you
choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 9}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am  participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 9: yoga

“For the love of yoga” Besides the health benefits and my toned hot bod; yoga has been a mental health cleanse. With all the negativity in the world, on the news, financials, unemployment,etc. It’s so nice to go someplace so full of postiviness {is that a word? If not, I’m making it one}.

Words & phrases that make me happy
Breath in brightness
Release resistance
Delicious life
Magnificent you
Creating spaces
Creating room to grow
Creating room to breath
Release your inner fire
Show your inner beauty
Stay present
And so many more…

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you
choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 7}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am
participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 7: Letting go

“When you carry hard feelings your giving them free rent in your mind” I take
great pride my self growth {and everyone else’s}. Over the years, I’ve finally
learn to let go. I’ve been carrying so much baggage for so many years…
Damaging things kids said back in High School, Damaging things mother’s say,
The things boyfriends say when you’re in a fight.

I remember my turning point when my plate was full and
piling up. When this happened I was force to let go. I had no room for anything
else. At that point, I had what I call “a case of the fuck it’s”; where everything
was rolling off me easily.

I wished that it didn’t take a breaking point for me to
figure out that I needed to let go of things faster. But I’m so much happier
today because of it. There was so much I was hanging onto and so many things I
was making bigger, when I could have choose to make smaller. Today it is much
easier and I am happier to tell myself “oh, they must be having a bad day. I am
blessed” rather than “assholes”. Since learning to let go, not only am I
happier, I feel like I am a better person.

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you
choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 6}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 6: SUNDAY MORNINGS
Cozy Pajamas
Nuetella Latte
Newspapers
and more…

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 5}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 5: The boyfriend

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Thank you for coming in my life when you did. Although you were not planned, you’ve brought a wonderful balance to my life. You’ve reminded me not to take myself so seriously.

For the last seven years I’ve been a workaholic. But these past seven months, I’ve had wonderful adventures with you one on one and with your boys. We had a blast laughing through two weekends at the beach house, taking the boys to the corn maze, golfing Flowing Lake, Saturday eve in Ellensburg, camping in Skykomish with friends, camping in Leavensworth with boys {where they were touched by nature}.

You are one of the most accepting people I know. You look past my flaws and accept me for me. Although in many ways you are incredible unreliable, I still feel a sense of stability with you.

Thank you for so many photo ops. I think I may have made up for being non-photogenic as a child. We look good together 🙂

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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gratitude, the new attitude {day 4}

November is a time for thanks and, like so many, I am participating in the 30 day challenge.

day 4: My health

3 years ago I developed god awful, please put me out of my misery {if you love me}, not sure if I’m going to pass out or puke PAINS.

After going through numerous tests over weeks, I was finally diagnosed with gallstones. Although I knew nothing about gallstones, nor did I know the remedy, I remember crying my eyes out to the technical who preformed the ultrasound. I was so happy and relived to finally know what was wrong with me.

After another five weeks waiting on the surgeon’s schedule, 1.5 hours surgery and $18,000.00 in medical bills; I was cured with no side affects and no problems to this day. Today I have a clean bill of health and for that I am grateful.

Life isn’t always going to be perfect but won’t you be happier if you choose to focus on what you’re grateful for?

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