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19 May

I have really been remiss about a lot of things lately. With my three boys school, baseball, life schedule I have just been running tirelessly around like crazy.  Working out and eating right would be a couple of those things I am remiss about right now. I do have a “good excuse” about it though.

My dear sweet girlfriend, who is a total workout warrior, motivated me, over Spring break, with this text message: “Ran on the beach in my bikini, barefoot, and it was great”. WOW! I thought. I am going to do that too! She was in Georgia, on the coast and I was in Gulf Shores, outside of Pensacola so I figured I’d run too. I ran 2 miles barefoot however, no bikini just shorts and a top.

Gulf Shores

I felt GREAT!!!! I felt great until a day later, my foot began to hurt, it got worse, and now a month later it isn’t as bad BUT it still hurts!

Geesh! I blame it on my age. I use to heal so much faster when under the age of 40, LOL! I must say that my girlfriend is not as “old” as I am and she is a true runner. I am just making excuses now because we are both 40 and up. She even has a FB page for this 400 days Until 40, a page to encourage, uplift and motivate us to continue on our journey, defying age and stereotypes about age.

So, with my foot injury I continue to teach cycle, yoga and ZUMBA, with a good ace bandage wrap but I haven’t worked out much at all. Any pressure on my foot is not good. However I must press on and will! NO EXCUSES!

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-Napoleon Hill

We have “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill at the house. My husband has had it for quite a while and from time to time I peruse it. While doing so the other day I read something that has stuck with me and I cannot shake it. He says there are 7 major positive and 7 major negative emotions. The 7 major emotions can shape all of your thoughts. What I found most interesting is that he states that your mind cannot focus on both at the same time. One must dominate the other. WOW! I like that. Is it true?

7 Positive Emotions 7 Negative Emotions

The emotion of desire The emotion of fear

The emotion of faith The emotion of jealousy

The emotion of love The emotion of hatred

The emotion of sex The emotion of revenge

The emotion of enthusiasm The emotion of greed

The emotion of romance The emotion of superstition

The emotion of hope The emotion of anger

I have been battling focusing my thoughts on good things. The bible says to focus on what is pure, true, praiseworthy and to meditate on those things. For me some things that are true are negative so I focus and focus and focus on those. My bad…I am a woman and sometimes we just go there.

My goal is to switch that. think positive, focus on the truth and on what is edifying to the soul & the spirit. Napoleon Hill feels that doing so can create an atmosphere of positivity. Of course his book’s focus is money more money. I better get on that now!

Thinking…thinking…thinking…I’ll let you know how rich I become!