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Mar 6

Working on Goals.

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I have struggled to know what to use this space for. I wanted it something special and profound for those of you that took the time to sign up. Well.....I haven't found that special or that profound thing to share but then I got to thinking. Maybe you just want to know maybe you're not alone, that maybe we share the same struggles.We all struggle with one thing or another and we all fight our way through a fair share of this life. I wonder how to we make our journey better? What can I do to make a difference? Well this might be nothing but I have decided to put little things on here that I found help me and maybe someday it will help some one else. Random thoughts, funny stories and things to just let you know me better and maybe see something that helps. Who knows. Here we go. I have been working on goals, little goals, very little goals. They say make small subtle changes which will turn into habits and your more likely to succeed. Okay I do believe a certain part of that so I'll give it a whirl. This is going to sound crazy but two goals I have set for myself is to floss my teeth every day and read a small devotional every day. How small are those goals?! Heck added together they don't even add up to 5 minutes. You might ask why I choose these goals. First I hate, haaaatte going to the dentist. You have no idea, I think I would rather have surgery before going to the dentist. I don't have to be sedated or anything but it is one things I would avoid like the plague if I could get away with it. But I make myself go for if I keep up with the simpler things hopefully I can keep the number of bigger thing down to where I'm not dealing with them very often. I have been cavity free for 2 year but if I don't start flossing I'm going to in that stupid chair more then I care for. So it boils down to my goal is solely for avoidance. Good grief. Second goal, reading a small devotional daily. This is how I have started my day for the past two weeks. I saw a devotional in store and it was on sale. Flipped through it and thought you should do this. I had been feeling frustrated, lost and not sure really where I was headed for some strange reason. The good Lord has always been a strong part of my life but when I saw the devotional I realized that I hadn't been working with him one on one like I was use to. Completely my fault but there it was. Looking at that book was like him hitting me over the head saying "you dimwit, I'm right here to help if you would just let me". And since remembering to bring the lord into my day I have been happier and more content. I dont know how some nurses can do their jobs without handing some of the worry over to a higher power. Goals are good to have. Just like this new one I just started. Writing on here more. Reaching out to people that follow me and my crazy ideas. I'm glad your here and I hope I haven't driven you away. Start small they say and I'm all over that. My entries may or may not be soap related but I figure if your following me on all my other social media sites you probably get enough of soap. This forum is Mel, the soap maker, the nurse, the mom,the wife, the vet tech, the gardener and anything else I find myself in. We will see how long this last. Good night ya'll.😉

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