As promised, I am sharing the highlights and results from my "Themed experiement." Consider it a Destination: Happiness, if you will.
First of all, thank you all so much for hanging in there with me this week. Aside from a quick post on my allergies, I kept most of you guys out of the loop on my personal life. I stuck to the past, and topics of growth. So if you like the personal stuff more - here it comes!! (You know me, always a little something for everyone!)
I started out my themed week with an Energized Saturday. For 2 Saturdays now I have started my mornings off with a Zumba class. AMAZING. It really is an excellent way to kick start any weekend. I was pink faced and sweating by the time I left (I know, not an image you really want to know about) however, it told me one thing - I worked hard! I have been spending Saturdays reading, writing, catching up on some movies and tv shows, and cleaning this house. So yes - Saturdays have turned out quite nicely! I have to say, yesterday was probably the best Saturday I have had in a really long time. The kicker - there was nothing unusual about it! I woke up around 6am (the egyptian was already awake!) I had coffee, he had tea and we ate breakfast together. He did, however, go back to bed - I decided to do two loads of laundry, write my blog post, and then head to the gym for Zumba time! WORKED sooo hard.. came back, showered, had a really delish Mediterranean style lunch - then I engaged in a marathon of Jersey Shore Season 1. LOL. Afterward, I went to Publix and bought things to make icecream sundaes (all low fat or sugar free) - and we indulged. Spent a little quality time together.. and then relaxed watching movies and chatting. Yep was excellent!
Soul enriching Sunday went really well last week. I must admit, I did not go to mass, but I did read several devotions, took some time to pray and meditate and just relaxed. I was calm, peaceful and just felt an overall since of understanding. It was a start - and it went well.
New Beginnings Monday again - excellent day. Made a check list, got a lot of things accomplished, and I can honestly say - at the end of the week, I was able to leave work and feel like I truly made a difference. It worked!
Positive Tuesdays met up with a friend for coffee, had an excellent conversation (both of us lifting one another up!) and I was even able to help the egyptian gain some focus.
Rockin' Wednesday I actually used the whole music idea all day long. My co-worker, Laura, sits in the office next to me.. she even called out, "Umm.. Nicole, I like your music today." LOL Perhaps she was picking on me, because I happened to be singing along. LOL
Thankful Thursday I was pretty bold on Thursday to say that the week was going well. People joked and said that I probably jinxed myself. But honestly - it was a beautiful day. I made a point to show gratitude and be kind to others.
Flawless Friday was fun because I made a point to finalize the week, took a little extra time on my outershell, and reminded others that it is okay to celebrate your actualy physical beauty.
That completes the circle. Yes, I will continue to think along these lines. It's all a process, right?