I am dumbfounded by the number of people who seem to be disconnected from the fact that their actions contribute greatly to their life. If you have followed my blog for any length of time you are probably tired of me harping on this, but it still astounds me. I can tell you that I underachieved for many years working in the golf industry. I settled for an occupation that came easy to me, but didn’t challenge me at all.
There was a time when I didn’t get that I didn’t get it!
When I finally came to terms with the fact that my actions directly contributed to what I was getting in life, my life changed for the better. I stopped drinking. I started eating better. I started a simple exercise regimen. I started reading more. I started the Dream Big blog. I started volunteering with the National MS Society.
I took control of as many factors as I could. I decided to stop leaving life up to chance and decided I was going to dictate the terms. And it has worked much better than the way I was living before. I know some of you are not going to buy what I’m saying and that is okay. I’m not going to tell you what to do.
The fact I have realized since taking direct control of my life is life is better now than it was 4 years ago. That’s all the evidence I need. I’m glad now that I get that I kinda get it.
Last night was the first time since sometime in March that we were all home before 8 pm. It was so nice to have all four of us sitting down around the table to eat together. We know it isn’t going to happen again for a few weeks but it was so nice to be together for one meal.
Now, I am real, so as you can see in the picture below, I pulled out our finest paper plates last night so no one had to do dishes. After dinner the only clean up was the pizza stone, pizza cutter, and the cheese grater. I am all for easy dinners with super simple clean up!
When I first presented this meal to my family they all thought I was crazy. Egg, that is not scrambled, on a pizza? Ewww. But, then they tasted it. I over cooked the egg…
Conflict is never easy. And the fact that no person is perfect means we all will deal with conflict at some point in our lives. When conflict is brought to our doorstep by another it can be easier to deal with than when we are the cause of the conflict. It bothers me incredibly when I know I have caused someone I love pain or disappointment, but it is part of life and we must accept responsibility, apologize and move forward; attempting to do our best to not repeat the offense.
Some people enjoy conflict, but I do not. I don’t like anything about it. I don’t like to argue. I find drama to be deplorable. I do not thrive on conflict.
To celebrate the end of the week, and just seven days until Havana Heat’s release date, here is a free four chapter sample PDF download.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. My plan is to chain myself to my laptop to meet some deadlines. I have a guest author article to write and I need to crack on with Lover’s Retreat, book #2 of the Romance Set in Paradise Series for a June release date.
Havana Heat is book one of the Romance Set in Paradise Series of modern, steamy, suspenseful and romantic stories, set in exotic locations around the world. In Havana Heat readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba’s capital Havana, following the romantic heat build between Spaniard Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London…
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