Sunday, September 26, 2010

Keep Moving Forward- Happiness is this Right Here

About six months ago I started p90x with my sister, Tiffanie. It was painful and hard. To make ourselves feel better we started making fun of the teacher/creator of p90x Tony Horton. We now have a bunch of "Tonyism" that we say, things taken from the workout videos to motivate or maybe it was even just mindless stuff that Tony would say. One of those is "Happiness is this right here." Tony says it during a stretch at the end of a workout. Tiffanie and I started applying it to Diet Pepsi and cookies, and other related unhealthy things. The thing is I have found myself thinking it at other times lately; like when I'm spending time with my family and we are enjoying being together. I caught myself with this thought in my head, and realized that, Yes, happiness is This Hight here.

I've been working very hard lately at listening to the Holy Ghost. Trying to understand the will of my Heavenly Father for me. It has been hard, but I am learning so much. I have often felt a desire to write down the lessons I learn, because they are small lessons. I am a great believer in the scripture; "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass". I don't want to forget these small lessons, and I want to better recognize them. So I need to be writing them down. I have been trying to decide what to do with my blog, should I just delete it? Its mostly become a big bookmark for my favorite sites, I rarely write. The more thought and prayer I've put into writing about things and what to do with my blog, I've come to realize that I need to be writing those lessons here. I've been hesitant to do that because it may turn people off, but so few people read my blog, and these are my lessons that I want to write down for me, and possibly to share with future generations. So that is what I'm going to do.

Keep Moving Forward is the name of my blog for a reason. The reason is; that is all you can do. Keep Moving Forward. I struggle with so many things; my weight, money, parenting (which includes educating my children at home), my callings in Church. That I can get pretty hard on myself when I don't measure up to the standard that I feel I should. All I can do is Keep Moving Forward.

I hope you will join me on this journey I am on, its so much more fun with friends and people who care about you. I am making no promises about how often I will write, I am working toward at least once a week. The topics will be varied because that is life and the lessons are in everything, the goal is to see the lessons and decide how to apply them and enjoy the journey.

4 comments:

Melanie said...

I'm excited! I love learning from you.

Steph said...

I love this new idea of yours! As most of us women struggle with a lot of the same things, it helps to get insight from others. I'm excited to hear about your lessons!

Jenny said...

I've deleted and un-deleted my blog several times over the past couple of months. Now it is just sitting in private mode until I make up my mind. I'm feeling many of the same things. To be honest the only blogs I read anymore are the ones containing the very things you've been hesitant to write. The things I've been hesitant to write. I think that is why I have lost my desire to blog at all is because the purpose was lacking. I look forward to your posts whenever they come and am very glad I decided to pop in here tonight.

Tiffanie said...

So, I know we talk nearly every day, but this is the first time I have come to your blog for a while. I like where you are going and just wanted to let you know. (I will probably tell you this tomorrow too ;-) )