Today's Daily Challenge Saturday Mar. 08, 2014
Emotional Health focuses on daily experiences related to happiness, enjoyment, sadness, and stress in evaluating overall well-being.
Share 1 way you could update or bring back a tradition you used to enjoy.
How to do it
Think about a tradition that has faded into your past. It can be an everyday tradition such as always having a nice dinner with a friend or family member on a Sunday evening, a tradition that's related to vacations or trips, or one that's connected to a holiday or birthday celebration. Now think about how you could bring that tradition back or modify it so it fits into your life now. For example, if you have fond memories of camping but can't get away for trips, could you go with your friends on a long nature walk? If you always made a favorite food with a special family member, can you re-create the experience with another person in your life now?
Why it matters
Traditions provide a sense of security and continuity in our lives, but as we grow older and become busier, many of them fall by the wayside. By thinking of a way to re-create or re-invent a tradition that's meaningful to you, you can tap into a source of comfort and pleasure – and may be able to connect with others in a new way, as well.
Celebrating New Year's in Scotland? Get ready for Hogmanay, in which the arrival of the year’s first visitor is considered to be a predictor of fortune in the year ahead. Male, dark-haired visitors are lucky and women or blonde men are considered unlucky.
- Ronald M.BlossomingLevel 250
Saturday the 8th of March, 2014
Today's Challenge: When I revived from my coma in May of 2010 I decided to let go of my entire life as I knew it, the booze, the drugs, cigarettes, all the immoralities, every single person besides my family, God knows my family has always been there for me, I have been through a million changes sense my coma, I struggled and still struggling with acceptance, humility, anger issues still, huge trust issue, one thing I do have a good hold of is LOVE!! I definitely took the long way around just to say, I don't have any traditions, I'm a man of principles not traditions!! RON
The single most important factor in dealing with obstacles is to identify them accurately - neither understating nor overstating their importance or the degree of difficulty in solving them.
It is worth noting that every time you are able to correctly and realistically identify the obstacles, overcoming those obstacles becomes much more realistic. This is equally true for both external obstacles and internal obstacles.
External obstacles, the economy, the marketplace, your competition, these are clearly outside your control. Nevertheless, correct recognition and assessment makes it possible to create sound approaches to dealing with them. Taking action will mitigate their negative impact. The alternative is wringing your hands.
Internal obstacles are of course quite different for they are under your control. Although some will say "I can't do anything about that because ...", virtually all internal obstacles are actionable if you are willing. Because internal obstacles are frequently people and organization issues, the actions required are often not taken.
Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams
A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy
You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
We have a choice of how we view the obstacles on our life path.
One choice makes us slaves to circumstance,
while the other empowers us, and motivates us
to follow our dreams - and our happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale
The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of
obstacles to the realization of desires.
- Bertrand Russell
Most of our obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them, we should make up
our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden
Therefore keep in the midst of life.
Do not isolate yourself.
Be among men and things, and among troubles,
and difficulties, and obstacles.
- Henry Drummond
If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world,
there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong.
- Jeff Hawkins
Raising a family is difficult enough.
But it's even more difficult for single parents
struggling to make ends meet.
They don't need more obstacles.
They need more opportunities.
- Bill Richardson
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path
is full of different kinds of experiences.
He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles,
and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage
and complete the cleansing process.
- Sai Baba
The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles,
and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
- Gustav Stresemann
Practice means to perform, over and over again
in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
- Martha Graham
If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he
pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will,
he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz
I don't really think in terms of obstacles.
My biggest obstacle is always myself.
- Steve Earle
Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity
to determine your values and goals.
Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
- Marsha Sinetar
In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy,
to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable
obstacles and inequities of life.
- Albert Bandura
- Brenna P.BlossomingLevel 272
Me and my son used to have taco Tuesday when he was growing up. He no longer lives at home, but mentioned it a few weeks ago. I think with both of our busy schedules it would be hard to do every week, but we talked about doing it the first Tuesday of each month. So I will get on that before the first one in April.
Its is a beautiful sunny and 70 degrees in Georgia. Hope it is a great Saturday for all my DC friends. Thank you for really sweet words of encouragement today from Kathy, Maureen, Jake, Sharon and Gloria!
- Kathie B.Flourishing
This is a hard one for me as I am not a person that has a lot of traditions, and all the old ones I had involved my family in the US, such as celebrating Thanksgiving. The only traditions we have now are homemade pizza every Saturday and every Christmas day we go to my inlaws house. I miss the big family gatherings in the states, but that is not going to happen here as there are only a few of us. No matter, I have fond memories and am always making new ones with my tiny family here. :)
Happy day 4 Alice, I will pop over and see what you have written.
Always remember the best part of a person and never focus on their faults. Blessings to you all.
Gabriela L. replied March 8, 2014 at 21:58 UTC:
- Rachel J.Growing
I used to have as a child found memories and traditions of my parents would take us camping. Due the daily struggles with work, my son's school and my health as a single mother I have tended to allow this tradition to be a thing of the past. As a new years resolution was to revive this tradition.
- John D.SproutingLevel 182
Every Sunday growing up we use to have a nice big home cook meal around 1:00.
Problem now I see is after church we go out to eat many times with friends.
I could on a weekday fix a homey comfort meal.
JoAnne M. Day 3 of pact and it is going by fast for me. Had friends over for breakfast.!!!!
Not bad outside to do outdoor TLC to property.
Everyone move clocks forward and have a Great evening!!!