Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day 99: Back to Feeling Proud

Doubt can only be removed by action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Inspirational Song
Sarah Haggarty

What I've Done Lately to Feel Proud

I talked with my friend Christine tonight and she told me to stop and give myself a pat on the back. She said I was often so concerned about the future and where I wanted to go that I didn't notice now. She urged me to take notice and take pride in the fact that I clawed my way out of this recent depression to change meds and get help. And that IS good. I am feeling so much better.

Here are some other less monumental things but things of which I'm proud:

  • Made a tuna salad sandwich last night for my lunch today
  • Made a new sweet potato, chick pea, zucchini kind of stew last night for dinner tonight.
  • Ate muscadines for a snack today at work.
  • Took a 15 min walk outside in the middle of today at work today. The weather was perfect and fall like.
  • Started tracking my calories in Spark people again.
  • Read a few blogs and left comments.
  • Gave my dog a shower night before last
  • Felt really good when my friend I saw a few weekends ago in B'ham called to say she knew I was coming again and wanted to see me--and I set up plans for us
  • Connected with a dear friend who I hadn't talked to in months and really enjoyed it
  • Have had some meaningful conversations with Hubby with the TV off
  • Grabbed & hugged my 2 NC granddaughters at the same time and kissed on them. The 3 year old told me I was the best "Meme" she'd ever had! (I'm her only Meme. :) She also has a grandma and a nana.)
  • Apologized to 2 people at work after I was cranky with them.
  • Allowed myself to thoroughly enjoy my stepdaughter's peformance in a church play while sitting next to her mother (my hubby's ex)


  1. You are an amazing person and should be immensely proud of yourself - I'm so glad you are seeing that now. . .and thanks for leaving out the expletives, lol. By the way, how did you like your sweet potato stew?

  2. I'd love to see the recipe for that Sweet Potatoe stew - it sounds delish.

    And your last point about the ex (sitting next to), I should tell you what goes on in my world and you would just shake your head in wonder :) I totally understand where you were with that scenario :)

  3. If I stopped to apologize to every co-worker I was cranky with, I'd never get any work done.

    Nice list. And good job refraining from pinching the ex...

  4. When you list your accomplishments and blessings like that you can't HELP but see the good things in your life. GOOD FOR YOU!!! You might enjoy hangin' out with us at the 30 Day Throw Down blog. This is what we're all aBOUT! You're dong SUCH good things. :) And THANKS so much for your recent encouragement!

  5. I am SO proud of you! It's always extremely hard for me to apologize to people when I'm cranky. It happens a lot b/c I am constantly helping people out at work who just can't keep up. When I do get the courage enough to say I'm sorry, it feels really good to my heart, so much less negativity to deal with. :)


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