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"Prayer without work, is no work at all."- Granny

I take this to mean, you can pray to your deity(s) day & night but if you don't pick up & work to make things better for yourself, they won't get better. Sure miracles happen, but that's 1 in a trillion.

A updated, geared towards myself version of granny's quote.

"Stressing does nothing positive for you. Positive thoughts & words with constructive action can do wonders."- NDW

You can dream, hope, wish, pray all day long. But if...

  • you don't ask for help, when you need it.
  • you don't try for that job promotion.
  • you don't change careers, when you can & know you should.
  • you stay in a miserable job.
  • you stay in a miserable relationship.

You get my drift. If you are not actively seeking & contributing to achieve your goals, they most likely will not happen.

I finally get what people are trying to say when they write motivational quotes. I would read them and think they are complete fluff. Or that it's way over my head.

Well over the last week, I think I'm getting there. Not all the way, mind you. I'll always be a work in progress.

I was having a really hard time this past week. Between employment related issues & money I was bursting at the seams with stress. I went to bed on Saturday night stressed to the gills, thinking "what am I doing & what am I doing wrong?"

Before I got out of bed Sunday morning I made a resolve to myself to stop stressing. I'm doing everything that I can & more on my end. The employment & financial side will work itself out, just keep plugging away. And you know what? It works. I went into my meeting later in the week organized and calm, everything went smoothly.

Will there be more bumps in the road ahead? Of course, but I can handle it. I'm not lazy, I'm a hard worker. I deserve to have what I need & yes what I want, some of the time.

The positive thinking. Positive thoughts. Positive actions. Hard work. The combination actually works. I've always been a "glass half empty" kind of girl, so I'm still picking myself up off the floor from that one. It's one of those things that is hard to believe in, until it's actually incorporated & working within your life.

Check out Life, Part Deux & Trying To Be A Better Person

Have there been moments in your life where you didn't 'get it' until it happened to you?

Song of the Day:What You Waiting For? - Love, Angel, Music, Baby What You Waiting For?, Gwen Stefani, Love, Angel, Music, Baby, 2004, Interscope Records.  Click here to see video of What You Waiting For? (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,


Up all night, sleep all day. Sometimes.

I hope everyone is excited for the start of 2012, I know I am. I just wanted to go over some of what I would like to accomplish this year & say thank you.

  • Doing my best to stop stressing, which is very hard for me. But it's getting better by the day. If I can't control, I do my best to move on.
  • I'm finally content in my career choice of writing, which has never happened before. Ever. My first manuscript is going to start being sent out by the end of January. I'm super excited, yet scared of the outcome.
  • I'm happy and more content with myself in general. A positive outlook has helped me greatly. I'm a work in progress and will be till the day I die. I've changed my outlook greatly over the last year and I know that this, along with hard work, will get me to where I want to be and am meant to be in life.
  • I will get back into my knitting/crocheting. I haven't picked up a needle since early November. This was supposed to be a freestyle shawl that I started. I'll be starting over because I can't remember what the plan was. Oh well.
Freestyle fail!
I like my guacamole chunky not mashed up. I've been eating this for 2 days now. So good!

I also want to say thank you to all the viewers of my blog and to all my new subscribers (not the spammers, you suck). Thank you and I hope you continue to come back, comment and bring new viewers with you.

I've started a Facebook fan page, not because I think I'm special but because I would like to keep blog updates and my other writing separate from my personal Facebook page. If there's anything that you would like me to talk about or any discussions that you'd like to have, the fan page is open to all. Please don't forget to like the page. I'm also on Twitter (Nadiadonella) and LinkedIn. If there's anything that you'd like me to blog about please let me know and I'll see what I can do. *Remember abuse will not be tolerated towards anyone. Constructive criticism is always good.*

*V is for Vengeance Author Sue Grafton's latest novel.*

Song of the Day: Close My Eyes - Butterfly Close My Eyes- Mariah Carey, 1997, Butterfly, Sony Music Entertainment. Click here to listen to the entire song. (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,