Friday, July 23, 2010

Keeping it Cool and Classy

It’s Friday and the temperature is going to reach triple digits all weekend. Stay hydrated. Stay inside. Rent some movies, get some junk food and close the blinds. Forget the junk food and get some fruit … yeah, fruit.

I only missed one gym day this week and that was Tuesday. Tuesday is the day that I work on my legs and glutes (i.e. booty). Tuesday was a horrendous work day and at the end of that day all I wanted was a glass of wine and my comfy sofa. Plus, the last time I worked legs I had a difficult time walking for two days. I really need to adjust the weights. I’ll do better next week.

Take a minute to encourage someone today. Choose to do the right thing instead of the wrong thing. When the opportunity arises for you to insert the perfect sarcastic remark – refrain. Add some beauty to the world.

Every morning since I returned from the life-changing spa experience I have made a point to spend real, quality time with God. It has seriously made a difference. I get up, turn on the “Soothing Moments” CD that I got from my aesthetician, open the blinds, sit on the floor, look toward heaven, breathe deeply and just … meditate, pray, cry, whatever … it is the perfect way for me to start my day because it reminds me that whatever is in front of me is going to be okay. It reminds me that I am connected to something bigger than myself. It reminds me that I am not the center of the friggin’ universe. It keeps me humble. It keeps me focused. Those moments are essential. My house is quiet and it is the perfect opportunity not only to talk to God but also to hear from Him. I mean, I talk to him all day long but in the morning I have the chance to really hear from Him.

Italy beckons.

I haven’t really been out since the whole car-getting-stolen debacle. So on Sunday I’m going to a Summer Wine Social at one of my favorite restaurants. New wines to try and good food to sample, oh what could be better? I’m genuinely impressed each time I eat here. The food is creatively prepared and presented and their wine cellar includes over 5,000 bottles. I’m excited.

I just RSVP’d for Tuesday’s book club even though I didn’t read the book. Why? Because it’s a night out. I get to hang out with the smart girls and munch on munchies and sip on … you guessed it … wine!

I haven’t thought about cutting my hair for three days straight.

Life is pretty darned good.

Enjoy the weekend.

Stay cool and keep it classy.

** I noticed I mentioned wine alot in this post. Mmmmmm ... wine


The Demure Angel said...

I love your post today. I too get in touch with God and the Divine everyday and He's what keeps me going. He isn't just for Sundays, He's every day of the week.

I wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It's important to stay focused on positive thoughts and I lean on God and my angels heavily as I try to find work.

Stay cool and comfortable this weekend. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm. Wine is good. I love it too. Hehehe. This is a beautiful post. I need to try to connect with my spiritual side more often. It would be a great way to start off the day. Thanks for the reminder. Have a wonderful weekend.

ShellyShell said...

I really need to spend more quiet time with God. Although I go to church every Sunday I need something on a daily basis.

As far as the heat is concerned. Outside will see NO parts of me tomorrow! 100 degrees in NYC is NOTHING nice!

Enjoy your weekend!

TJ said...

That's really cool that you found a place that you really love like that. Have a great weekend!!!

Terry said...

Okay Chelle, your making me sick right about now. You’re way too positive. Makes all us loser feel a little substandard.

But I do wanna have your attitude when I grow up.

Have a good weekend Darlin'.

Diva (in Demand) said...

I really liked this post! Especially the parts about the wine and the moment to yourself when you think, meditate, pray, etc...

Remnants of U said...

I must find quiet time to hear really hear what God is telling me. Because I have been internalizing an issue and that has me on the verge of an ulcer.

This One Woman said...

This is a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.

Single Ma said...

I'm loving this new you! Have a wonderful weekend.

Luv said...

i'm so happy for you.. i also have started each day trying to do something positive or trying to work on something that i want to change about's such a beautiful thing..

~Truly Tina~ said...

The positivity in this post is inspiring, especially the part about connecting with God during the quietness and stillness of each morning. I've always said there's something about the late night hours and the moments near dawn where God seems to speak and our spirit seems to truly hear from Him if we yield ourselves to Him. May you continue to find peace and freedom in each day!