Two Teens And Their Mama: Motivational Monday XXXIV

Monday, January 11, 2016

Motivational Monday XXXIV


My word for this Monday is:  enough.

Enough feeling sorry for myself.  Enough worrying about what this year will bring.  Enough negativity.

What will be will be.  I want to live my life with hope, positivity and gratitude.  I need to get back to that.  It truly makes life better.


My friend Shaunacey from Confessions Of A Frumpy Mommy reminded me of that this week. For the record, she is the farthest thing from a frumpy mommy, but whatever.  Shaunacey is hosting a new link up called Monday Moments of Gratitude, and I plan to join her.  Each week I'll be sharing a few of the beautiful moments that make up my day.  

This week, I'm grateful for:

  • We found out that C will be graduating a quarter early from his college program because he has done so well.  By April he will be a certified technician, and be promoted as a permanent member of the top team at his dealership.  So proud of this kid.
  • On Saturday we watched T swim at a huge invitational.  He put everything he had into the meet, and ended up with personal records in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle.  His new goal is to get district times in every event.
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I hope you will head over to Shaunacey's blog and link up with her.  I'd love to read about what you're grateful for.  Have a wonderful week!

40 comments:

  1. That quote is exactly what I needed today! Yay for T's best times and congrats to C for an early graduation! Have a great week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. Gratitude is so important... it really puts things into perspective. I'm sure you will be able to handle the life changes coming up... I know they won't be easy at all xox (((HUGS)))

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    1. I realized that I needed to get back to my practice of gratitude. It's amazing how it helps get through the hard times.

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  3. thank YOU so much for linking up!!! I'm so excited about this linkup because, even if it's just the two of us, I know we're both better for it!!
    I already find myself looking for the great moments and being more mindful of things that bring me joy!
    Also, congrats to BOTH your boys!!! those are some great accomplishments, you must be such a proud momma!!

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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    1. I do so much better when I remember to practice gratitude - I definitely see the day in a more positive light! So glad you started the link up to remind me.

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  4. I so love positive people! They lift me and encourage me to do better. Thank you for this!

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    1. Diane, you are one of the most positive people I've met in the blogging world. You inspire me every day!

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  5. Fantastic things to be grateful for!

    Have a fantastic week.

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  6. You are on the right train, friend. Precious things to be grateful for which changes it all. Glad to read these words from you. xoxo

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  7. Your boys are doing so great! So much to be thankful for. I can "see" you beaming with pride. Love this quote...and so true!

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    1. I'm so proud of them - and I just need to keep reminding myself of that when I get sad!

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  8. Yes, sometimes "Enough is enough is enough". Important lesson for all of us! Especially me this week... doh! I linked up with Shaunacey this morning too, so hopefully that will be a lesson I learn in the coming weeks!

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  9. I love it: Enough!!! I'm going to repeat this all week!! You're so precious Lana!!

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    1. Thanks Andrea. I feel the same about you!

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  10. Sounds like everyone is doing great! Give yourself a break what you're feeling is totally normal.

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  11. Gratitude is something we all forget to do on a regular basis. Your kids are doing great!

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  12. Those are some wonderful things to be thankful for. What a positive link up idea. We all need reminders of the positive things in our lives.

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  13. I love that quote. It's so much easy to get wrapped up in negativity. Thank you for reminding me to look at the positive side.

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    1. I loved that quote too when I saw it!

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  14. Check out the book Gratitude and Trust by http://www.gratitudeandtrust.com/book/
    Paul Wilkiams & Tracey Jackson wrote it together. It can be utilized by anyone and is a wealth of information from inspirational affirmations to guest filled podcasts. It has helped me deal with the growing pains of friends and family.

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  15. Wonderful updates about T and C. I had a strong start to 2016, but now it's fading a bit. I have a lot of work to do indeed.

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  16. Great gratefuls. Cause for celebration at your house.

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  17. Congrats to both your boys! I think maybe what we will feel this year is not so much negativity - but nostalgia. Lots of reminiscing about the years when our kids were small, but also one thing I've learned in the years since my daughter graduated is that our role as mothers changes -but we will always be "mom" :)

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  18. There are not enough days in the week to comment as much as I like but I keep reading Lana. You must be so proud of both of your amazing boys. They did great. And thanks to you I found a new awesome linkup.

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