Positive Notes

I am laughing at myself right now. I’ve retyped this post several times then decided, ya know what? I don’t need to say much today, sometimes it’s best to end the week on a positive note, yes a NOTE. A NOTE that is brief, to the point, and somewhat useful or helpful, right?

Positive Notes of from the week:

My shoulder is still in tact from my YOGA mishap. And I am still going to YOGA, it’s my ADVENTURE this month.

The hubs is looking mighty fine, whoops I mean he’s doing mighty fine with his training and the knee is still PAINFREE.


I managed to ship out lots of Healthy Bites orders this week, which means I’m getting better at time management, right? hehe.


Overall, we ate well, played well, and just focused on taking care of each other.



 My dad emailed me the except from the book below. He always sends me emails like this just when I need them. Oh, such a good man! It’s worth stopping and reading. I’m pretty sure it will help you end this week on a POSITIVE NOTE!

An excerpt from
The Power of Attitude
by Mac Anderson

In many ways, we’re alike; however, one little difference almost always makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude.
William James, over a century ago, said, “The greatest discovery of this generation is that a human being can alter their life by altering their attitude.” I believe this with all my heart, and over the years have seen it happen countless times. What most people fail to realize is that your attitude not only impacts your happiness and your success, it also can impact the happiness and success of all the people around you…your family, your friends, and your peers at work. Attitudes truly are contagious, and from time to time we need to ask ourselves…”is mine worth catching?”
There is no way to overstate the importance of a positive attitude in your life. However, no one can underestimate the difficulty in maintaining it. It’s not easy, and it’s a very personal thing, but it can be done.
The Power of Attitude was written with that in mind. I only can share with you what works for me in developing and maintaining a positive approach to life. My goal is that some of the ideas and stories I’ll share will inspire you to live the life of your dreams and to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

How are you ending this week? What was your positive note?




We’ll be heading back up to big D this weekend. A few more procedures to get done on the ol’ gut. Hope to have some answers soon. Good luck to all those racing and cheering this weekend. Especially the BOSTON MARATHON Folks.

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  1. Safe travels! I hope you get some answers and clarity.

    We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this weekend, which is all kinds of positive. I’m glad the clueless me of 10 years ago knew a good thing when she saw it. :)

    I’m bribing my little guy with Whole Food’s Jello today if he handles his well-child dr visit okay, so hopefully that turns out positive.

  2. I love all of the happiness and positiveness in this post! I hope everything with your gut goes well this weekend and I’m glad the Hub’s knee is pain-free! Woot woot!

  3. positive note reminder is just what I needed today. Today is a total Friday the 13th moment right now :-(
    Shining light is, after 3 today, no work until the 23rd!

  4. Ah, such a great reminder about attitude. Thank you for sharing that! I hope you have a safe trip to Dallas and I’ll be thinking about you!

  5. Your happy and optimistic posts always bring a smile to me face :) I’ll be praying for you this weekend with your tummy!!!

  6. Thank you for sharing that excerpt.. it’s all so true and is an important reminder.

    I love the layout/color changes to your blog and especially the header.. it looks GREAT!

  7. Ill be thinking of you this weekend LC!

    I am ending my week relaxed and rejuvenated from my vaca in myrtle beach….ready to tackle my new job on monday!

  8. I love this positive note! And that book excerpt is incredibly try. It’s sometimes all about the attitude. Makes all the difference. I am ending the week feeling as organized as I can heading into chaos, but I am excited to face it :)

  9. Safe travels and good luck with everything! I’ve been meaning to email you about the gut stuff. I’ve had a TON of procedures done and have a feeling we are going/went through very similar things, so if you need any advice or just want to rant and whine, feel free to do so to me. been there adn it BLOWS.

  10. Love the book excerpt–thanks for sharing. I’m trying to stay positive despite the difficulties I’m having with breastfeeding and my little guy right now.

    Have a great weekend and I hope you get the answers you need!

  11. LOVE what your dad shared with you — attitude makes ALL the difference. Totally. AMEN AMEN AMEN!!

    Good luck this weekend!! I hope you get the answers you’ve been looking for! xoxo

  12. So true with attitude. my kids started stating i was always grumpy. so i thought about it one day. found out i was grumpy. fixed the problem. which made my attitude better. and now I am not grumpy. Attitude is everything.

    Yay to the weekend! Hopefully the sun will come out long enough that I can take a quick hike and then eat a big breakfast. NOM. 😀

  13. Good luck in Dallas this weekend! I hope you get the answers you’ve been looking for. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. :)

  14. All great notes! Yeah for Healthy Bites orders:)
    I’m ending the week with a massage! HECK YEAH that’s a good note!

  15. Attitude IS everything!! Thanks for the reminder, because I need it every now and then. The power of positivity is everything.
    I’m most likely going to do a bike ride/hike with my hubby tomorrow- but am going to judge that based on how my legs feel in the morning. I need to learn to give it a rest sometimes. :)
    I’ve seen you mention it so many times, but I REALLY need to look into your healthy bites! (the link is blocked at work…)

    • OH LAUREN!!! I”ve missed you! why are you not showing up in my reader. Let’s reconnect and talk healthy bites. And enjoy tomorrow, no pressure riding

  16. The video on the trainer made me smile – I think james might have wanted to throw something at you, but he was working too hard. “Stop talking to me, this is a hard set!”. 😉

    I have tried watching cycling while I ride the trainer, but it doesn’t keep me motivated for some reason. It should, but it doesn’t.

    Happy Friday!!

  17. good luck with your stomach procedures….i am worried about you! but i love the positive outlook and love all the yoga you have been doing :) will you keep us posted?

  18. One of the -many- things I love about the blogger community are the inspiring reminders to remain positive and take control of your perspective on life – your blog is always the source of a smile for me! I’m also excited that St. Louis is getting some rain out of its system now so that hopefully there will be nothing but clear skies for my marathon on Sunday!

  19. you know what? your attitude is SUper catchworthy.

  20. My thoughts are with you lady – best of luck and I hope that this results in +health! Loved that quote – it is exactly what I needed too (maybe I get your posts exactly when I need them, just like you get notes from your dad when you need them)! This will be my final weekend of homework – I’m dedicated to getting every. single. thing. done. And I can’t wait!

  21. Thinking of you and your gut (that sounds weird, but you know what I mean!) Hope you get some answers :)

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but the lovely “thumbs up” picture of you at the top of your page keeps covering half of your first paragraph in posts?

    Yay, happy weekend! Always a positive in my book :)

  22. I am sorry about your shoulder, just be safe girl! Do not want you hurt worse!!!

    I am ending my week positive even though my husband resembles elephant man and I was wishing to have a bottle of wine for breakfast! haha! Off to vegas, big 30 Sunday!!!!! YIKES!

    Love you!

  23. ahhhh – ending the week with a nap! Yep – thunder woke me up EARLY this morning and well… a nap it will be!
    Oh gosh – yoga mishap? I can’t wait to fill you in on my bootcamp yoga story – seriously – the teacher scolded me! Uh…. it was not very yoga-esque in my opinion :)

  24. Definite positive notes!! :)

    My positive note for the day was going to see my goddaughter’s ballet recital! :)

  25. Hope everything goes well with you guys this weekend! Great that your shoulder and the hubs knee is feeling better! I am ending the week on a positive note by going to see a movie with my mom this evening! Have a great weekend!!

  26. girl…you give those docs a piece of my mind for me if they don’t fix you up soon. ugh….I hope that you have answers soon! sending you lots of love!
    love love love the email from your dad. Aren’t dad’s just fabulous like that? :)
    positive end to the week? hmmm can my positive be that it’s over!? 😉 hehe

  27. Oh, yoga adventures! I’m on my own yoga adventure this month – to conquer Headstand! I’m impressed that you tried it with your eyes closed. Maybe that would help me get over my fear of breaking my neck!

    I’m ending the week in positive note – staying home, lounging with the hubs, drinking wine and watching a movie!

    Good luck with all you appointments. Sending good vibes your way!

  28. Love this and ending the week on a positive note! Glad to hear your shoulder’s OK too! I’m ending my week with a sushi dinner with my hubs. Yum!

  29. Atching cycling while cycling? Holy multitask haha glad we got a few minutes with the hubs while he rocks out on his bike! Nice view from the the kitch my lady friend 😉

  30. Hmm, just finished helping with my son’s swim team’s tryouts for the summer season. Lots of new crazy kids in the water…yikes! Positive: only one had to be rescued.

  31. Ohh…you gotta email me about what you’re getting done in D town if it’s helpful! :) Have a safe drive!

  32. I love the excerpt that your dad shared with you! I can’t agree more– attitude is really the most important thing!

    Safe travels, friend!

  33. Good luck with your procedure; hope you find some answers.
    Glad to hear your hubby’s knee is painfree (and your shoulder)!

    Thanks for posting the video of him…good motivation for me to hop on my trainer and pound out some miles.

  34. oh, i’m wishing you lots of postitive thoughts and hope that you get some answers with a clear plan of action – fingers crossed!

  35. Hi friend! glad your shoulder is doing ok. Keep up with those adventures :) The positive end to my week: I put on weight! Yay…I’ve been pumping the weights and eating like a horse and it’s slowly paying off. Hope you and the hubs have a loverly weekend xox

  36. It’s like you knew I needed this! WOW – thank you what an amazing book, I’m going to check the Amazon store.

    Hope you get back to 100% soon sweets!

  37. Thank You for this reminder of how powerful a positive attitude is!!
    Praying for you ol’ gut this morning =)

  38. Hope the Big D treated you well! Yoga sounds like just the right adventure for you this month – I need to hop on that wagon, too. 😉

  39. The week already ended, but I bet you can guess how I ended it… baking! :)

    Such a great excerpt – I agree, attitudes can be so contagious. I try to keep a positive one at all times because of that!

  40. Thinking of you this weekend! <3 Good luck with the procedures :/ Let me know how it goes- I'm here to talk, if you need to!!!
    I hope they find some kind of answer for you. Xo

  41. Sending good wishes your way for answers from more tests. I like what your dad sent. *Sweet* I’m struggling with positive attitude so hopefully I can take some of this to heart.

  42. I absolutely love that you said, “and what I look at in the kitchen…” He had no clue what you were talking about. Too cute.

    Positive note: I don’t care if I had to walk away from a 5K to avoid an injury…I took at as motivation to register for my first half. :)

  43. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and am loving it!
    I was just wondering what your husband found to work for his knee injury? I’ve been struggling with something similar and haven’t found the fix yet. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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