Saturday, January 31, 2009
I was driving down the road today heading to dinner with my family & we stopped behind this jeep that had a phrase on the tire cover. It read "Life is Good". As I read it, I felt very happy & was glad that that person had put that phrase there. I think a lot of times we get so caught up in the negatives...how crazy our kids make us feel sometimes, feeling like we are just not "good" enough, those sort of things, that we forget that life really is good. Most of us have been blessed with a roof over our heads & food on our tables. We have clothes to wear & cars to take us places. Even without those blessings life is good. It's all in the attitude you carry. It's all in how you view life, how you view yourself. We have all been given gifts and talents that are unique to us and no one else. Others might have similar gifts but I believe that we are placed in situations that are unique at that period in time just for us. It's easy to get distracted from our gifts by envying the gifts that are strong in others that might not be in ourselves. I find myself sometimes down because "so and so" is doing this or "why didn't/couldn't I think of that first?" But I am coming to terms with the fact that everything has its time & place & right now at this moment the gifts that I have, the gifts I am building upon & the gifts that are dormant are right where they need to be. It's important to always improve on those gifts. But it takes time. So I have made a promise to myself that I am going to cherish those gifts, I am going to praise the gifts in others & I am going to remember that life really is good.
Posted by Natalie Murray at 7:08 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I wanted to give a heads up on some upcoming events I have planned. In April, I will be holding a Locks of Love Fundraising event (pending approval from Locks of Love- www.locksoflove.org)It will be held at the What a Woman Wants Show at the Southtowne Expo center in Sandy. In May I will be hosting a Beauty walk/run to kick off the WOMAN Challenge. (see www.womenshealth.gov/woman) Check our events link for more information. Also in April, I will be competing in the Mrs. Utah United States pageant. This is the third year I have competed & the 9th pageant I have been in. Participating in the pageant system has helped me build my own confidence and self esteem in so many ways. I have done things that I would have never done if I hadn' t been a pageant contestant & I have met so many wonderful ladies! It will be held April 25 at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo so make sure you come show your support & cheer me on! For more information go to http://www.mrsutahus.com/.
Posted by Natalie Murray at 10:03 AM