Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Making Snow Angels


We are all snowed in around SE Michigan and NW Ohio.
So, let's work on our positive attitudes.

After a recent 1-on-1 with Merri Bame, owner of Breaking Down Barriers, Toledo's Communication Coach, she forwarded to me a list. After reading the list I thought-- WOW! Seeing this just encourages to me to continue to do what I do and reinforces in my mind that I am "on track" in my life. Then placed this list next to my Vision Board. And now, I share it with you.

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Ways To Make A Positive Difference


1. Encourage and support anyone doing heroic work

2. Find a mentor to challenge you to grow

3. Begin a personal development plan

4. Join a community of like-minded individuals

5. Learn the roots of your values and higher purpose

6. Develop enough leadership and influence to help move an organization forward - or - learn about free enterprise and start a business

7. Accept the responsibility of teaching everyone you can to do the above.

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School was cancelled today (probably tomorrow, too).
Clients and appointments were rescheduled.

Tomorrow I was going to win (well, in my mind) the 50/50 at the WEN's AM Coffee Club then onto speak at the Maumee Senior Center, ending with two consult appointments. All this may likely be postponed due to the weather....and that is OK.

I spent the day today playing Imaginext with my boys, banging on my drumset, making snow angels and doing somersaults in the snow (When was the last time you did a somersault?). Bring the snow on! I know I am making a positive difference in my life and my boys. And it is a FANTASTIC feeling!!!

Thank you Merri for this great list of Positive Ideas. They are perfect.

So, How did you enjoy this snow day?

3 comments:

Debby said...

Angie, it is so nice to hear someone else that likes the snow. I get so darn tired of hearing people whine when 2 inches of the ehite stuff hits the ground. Today I didn't get to play, but did get to rock my little Mini Cooper out of a snow rut or two. Tomorrow I am going to use my cross county skis that are so new they've only been used once in two winters. Yea for snow!

merri said...

Thanks for the great ideas, Angie!
Kim and I actually napped yesterday afternoon because of the halt our lives came to with the weather. What a great feeling! That was after I continued reading A is for Alibi, with Kinsy Milhone the great detective.
Today I'm getting some reading done in another book, The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, for I intend to enjoy more of my week, whether it's busy or not!

Sandy of Sandy's Stuff for Women said...

I think the snow is beautiful, but it does influence my business greatly. I worked all during snow day #1 and actually had a few customers. But like most others, I stayed home snow day #2.

Sure, I'm getting caught up on finishing up my new website, posted a blog comment and other work-related stuff.

But the bummer is - my husband is sick. He's not a baby about it like other men I know (calm down, I didn't say all men), but it sure isn't fun.

He's so miserable - wants to sleep but can't. Not hungry. Or he's hungry until he takes one bite.

I want to help him so badly, but I can't. I hurt when he hurts, and it's just so hard to be positive when someone you love feels so bad.

Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow.....