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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Project Walking into a Hug

For Mother's Day this year, my mom gave me a book that is just what I needed right now. It is called Walking into a Hug: 52 weeks to a Home That's More Embracing by Janene Ustach.

It's a workbook of sorts, and I really like it so far. I decided that I am definitely going to do each week's activity, but with a little bit of accountability from you. Obviously, I can't post all the great things the author writes each week (or else, why would you need to buy the book?), but I will tell you what the main goal is and, more importantly, how I'm doing.

For this week, it is to Simply Smile. I can tell you right now, that with the stress I am under, this one will be harder than it seems. But I'm determined to try.

I'll report back next Saturday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

15 comments :

  1. I think I may need to buy that book!

    Good luck this week!

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  2. That sounds like a great book. I will try to simply smile more today. Thanks!

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  3. It sounds like a great book. I might just have to get it. Good luck.

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  4. I need this today. I am moving offices, hopefully only temporarily, and it will be a big change. I'm trying to stay positive about it, but it makes me sad to leave the great current office environment.

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  5. Sounds wonderful! Keep us updated!

    Carolyn
    http://complicatedsimplicity96.blogspot.com

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  6. That sounds like a really great book! I will be reading the installments and decide if it will help me with my stresses and see if I need to buy it!
    :~D

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  7. Scary how such a simple thing can be so hard!

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  8. Smile, though your heart is breaking... smile though no one EVER CALLS YOU BACK, and your KIDS ARE INSANE... :)
    Really, why would you put red lipstick on if you weren't going to smile. That's why I'm more of a lip gloss gal.

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  9. I saw that book last time I was in the bookstore and thought it looked good, hope you enjoy the journey :)

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  10. Given the amount of pressure you'll be under the next few weeks, I'm thinking the occasional 'baring of the teeth' could pass for a smile! So one way or the other, you've got chapter one in the bag!

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  11. I love those books. I'm going to have to buy this one.

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  12. I love those books. I'm going to have to buy this one.

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  13. Simply smile. OK-I can try that one. Will you keep posting the other steps.

    I need to walk into a hug. (without closets that need organizing)

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  14. What a neat gift. I love the idea of it. I may have to get one myself.

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  15. can't wait to hear how it all turns out. i have a feeling those little reminders are going to make a big difference.

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