Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Time to Live in Joy

It's a little over a week from now I will be leaving central PA behind me. I feel like I'm in a mad dash to see as many friends as I can before I take off, but time just won't allow it. I do hope those that were a part of my life here for the past 9 years realize how much they will be missed, and that I will always have this blog, email, calls and Facebook to keep up with them all.

Most of the stress I've been under hasn't been about the move itself, as I cannot wait to start my life with Scott, but more about finalizing things here before I leave. Mainly "legal" matters with the house and car are plaguing me because of companies being so slow in your request for information and paperwork required. Isn't this the day and age of digital information? It shouldn't take more than 24 hours for a document request, or so one would think. I'm hoping everything works out, as I don't want to have to delay my moving day. I'll be leaving either Thursday evening or Friday morning of next week, and spend the weekend with my family in the Chicagoland area. My son's father has agreed to let my dad pick my son up, so that he can spend the holiday weekend with all of us. I can't wait to see them, and to see my longtime, and best friend, Wendy, who has been going through personal struggles of her own. After that, Tuesday, I head out to drive the extra 1600 plus miles to Boise, and to finally be "home".

It's funny how life is. How with every decision you make, whether great or small, it sends you on a new journey. The only advice I could give anyone is just LIVE IN THE JOY OF LIFE! If you're unhappy or miserable, there's nothing and no one around you that can change that but YOU! There are so many people I know that blame the world around them for their situation. I've been there myself. I ask you, what have YOU done, proactively, that could make your life and your world a better place? Time to push aside the naysayers. Purge yourself of people that only bring you down. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people. For me, I believe it's all about attitude. Change your attitude, change your life.

Below was this Tuesday's passage on a website called "The Daily Motivator" created by Ralph Marston. I have this bookmarked, because every day there is something that inspires me, moves me and over time, has changed me.

For the joy of it

Live for the joy of it. Live for the love of it. It's never irresponsible to truly enjoy your moments. Because when you live with joy you create more value for all of life.

In joy you can see the beauty. In the beauty you can feel your purpose.

Let go of your ideas of what should or should not be. Be joyful simply because you can, right where you are, with all you have.

Joy is a gift you give to life that comes back to you the moment you give it. Give it often and give it profusely.

Feel joy, be joy and give joy. Then find even more joy in the positive difference it makes.

-- Ralph Marston

I hope you all find it in yourself to recognize and see the positive changes you can make. Sometimes we always look for others to change, when in fact, the one person we CAN change is ourselves. By doing so, it can make a positive affect on those around us, and thereby put us in our own place of joy. Have a fabulous week everyone! Much love. <3



  1. gonna miss you girl!

    make sure you do keep in touch!

    if I don't see you before you go have a safe drive.

    all the hope, love, and joy to you and Scott!

  2. Cher, what a wonderful post & I am so happy you are headed "home"!!! Have a wonderful time with your son & then on to a new life!


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