One Thousand Thanks: 1016 – 1021. Employee Shout-Outs Part Three

Coping Skill 9. Working

Work can add additional stress or give you a needed distraction.

Here we go again! This should finish up most of the people that I work with although there are others who work in other areas and are awesome as well. Perhaps I will continue to thank them next Thursday. You’ll have to wait and see.

By the way, I hope that this list encourages you to show gratitude to your coworkers and those you see working in customer service. Goodness knows that we could use some kind words!

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Body Image is the Last to Go

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. ― Steve Maraboli

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. ― Steve Maraboli

Two weeks into Lent, I am having nearly 100 percent of my meal plan every day. Giving up restriction has been simpler than I thought. At the same time, it has been miserably hard. Sometimes, I just want to scream and go back to starving myself.

One of the hardest elements is the constant nagging voice in the back of my head. “You are so fat,” it hisses. Anytime that I sit down, see myself in the mirror, look at my body, or feel my clothing on my skin, I feel nauseous. How can I live in this body for the rest of my life?

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Top Ten Signs of Discontent

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Are you struggling with being discontent?

I am discontent with my life. Today, that realization dawned upon me. So many times, my mind turns to what is wrong with myself and the situations that I am in instead of being content with the journey of each day.

Being discontent takes root in many ways and can change with each moment. I am anxious with people but lonely alone, nervous with romantic feelings but unloved single, stressed busy but bored without plans, etc. The list of my fickle discontent goes on much longer than I care to admit.

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What it’s really like moving overseas and living abroad

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This post is so helpful and true! As I prepare to move away in a few months, I will need to keep many of these points in mind. Although I will only be going across the country, it is still helpful to note all of these ideas and suggestions.

Originally posted on littlegreybox:

Travelling the world, living abroad and choosing a different path in life has become more accepted and more popular over the years. It’s common for one of your friends or family members to tell you they’re taking off to live in London or spending a year or two travelling around the world. Sometimes it’s a rite of passage, other times it’s a life path they’ve chosen. Either way, it’s wonderful so many people are following their adventurous hearts and taking time to explore the world.

People talk a lot about all the wonderful adventures they have while living abroad and travelling. We speak openly about all the fun times and the highlights, but is it all fun nights out, warm beaches and exotic holiday destinations in far off lands? Hmmm, no. Sometimes it’s sleeping on the floor, running out of money and being very, very cold.

Moving overseas, spending time…

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Listaliciousness: Blaming the Gerbils, Hopeful Oscar Speeches, and Spock’s Death

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Just being sillly,

What an eventful week this has been! Auditions, Disney, callbacks, work, school, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, theater…I feel like so much happened but it all flashed past.

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When You Wish Upon a Star…And It Comes True!

Girl thinking about Walt Disney quoteSorry for the short posts this week! School, work, and life in general have been crazy. As I have mentioned before, simply finding time to breathe and think straight has been difficult.

Anyway, several wonderful dreams came true this week. I feel like I am floating on clouds. Despite all the difficulties of this semester, I am getting through it. Beyond the current struggles, a brighter light shines for my future.

Firstly and most excitingly, I was accepted into the Disney College Program! In a few months, I will call Disney World my home. :)

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Beautiful Stories and Skies Are All Around Us

Sometimes I feel like the sky is always gray and life is full of disappointments. Depression sets in, casting a black net that entangles me in the worries of life. These are moments, days, times when I cannot see beyond the present pain.

However, I need to remember that there are beautiful skies ahead and beautiful stories surrounding me. Here is a great example of an image that most people would overlook but has a great story behind it.

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One Thousand Thanks: 1009 – 1015. Employee Shout-Outs Part Two

Coping Skill 9. Working

Work can add additional stress or give you a needed distraction.

First of all, I am so sorry to those wonderful coworkers who I did not get to in the first post (Penny, I still love you). Going in alphabetical order is simpler (and less stressful) for my brain.

Anyway, this is the second part of my list of shout-outs honoring the people who I work with most days of the week. However, more installments will follow because I still have coworkers to thank. :)

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Why Are People So Blind to Others?

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The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved. – Princess Diana

So many people are struggling in the world. Just think of a five people (coworkers, friends, family, etc). Then think about what they are dealing with right now. You will probably notice that most are dealing with something difficult. Those who are not currently will in the future or did in the past; either that or you do not know about their current difficulties.

If that is the case, why are people so blind to others? How come instead of reaching out to each other, we draw back in fear? Why are others so closed to seeing the pain of those around them?

Lately, this has bothered me a great deal. Whether I am congratulating others for getting into a show and they fail to ask about me, nearly in tears over confusion with my faith, or working while others chatter with friends, I constantly feel alone. When no one reaches out to me, anger boils up inside as bitterness towards the whole human race increases.

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I’m Never Good Enough

All I Want is Perfection

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali

Whenever people claim that I am nice, hard working, considerate, sweet, smart, or another positive trait, my first thought is that I am not good enough at that.

I am not perfect enough to be a perfectionist. I am not pretty enough to be a beauty. I am not talented enough to an actress. I am not, I am not [fill in the blank] enough to anything.

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