Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day One ...

This blog is really for me though I do plan on sharing it with a couple of people to keep me accountable. I've read The Secret. I've watched it. I've listened to Louise Hay's Affirmations CD time and time again. I've tried affirmations but have never stuck with it consistently and for enough time before succumbing to negative thought patterns. In spite of that I truly believe it will work, there is merit and truth behind what we think is what we see and attract into our lives.

It is my intention to think before I speak and choose something better to see and say instead of choosing to complain or "vent". I know it takes 28 days to make or break a habit, I tell that to my personal training clients all the time. I choose to create a better habit to improve my mental well-being. Which just may improve the mental well-being of people that come into contact with me. Wouldn't that be nice?

Hence this blog. I am committing myself to 365 days of choosing better thoughts, no matter what my day may be like. I will choose to find something good to say and to be grateful for. I'd also like to take a picture and post a picture each day, something that is inspiring or symbolic to me in some way. Of something that makes me happy, makes me smile or makes me feel gratitude.

Today's image is from a walk in Pueblo Park, Las Vegas yesterday. This is my favorite park. It is home to a huge group of friendly chipmunks and never fails to make me smile. I am grateful for this gorgeous park and all of its inhabitants. I will also attach a video from a few months ago of the chipmunks, the video is a favorite of mine.

I choose happy thoughts,
Nicola Byrne

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It's a way to live.  
--Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear


  1. Great job well done luv your Determination and your video also . When we learn to create more Energy within we create more Abundance Inner Peace Freedom and Complete Joy !! Blessings & Miracles Much Love xXx

  2. So now I'm all caught up after working backward (just my style girlfriend, LOL)
    Love, love, love that you are doing this.
    As (I hope) you know, you have been a great inspiration for me in so many ways, from nutrition, outlook on life to getting me in to the yoga studio! I've missed being your "muse" and having you at the ready to answer my questions and fill in the blanks when I've needed you.
    I'm so happy to be a part of this blog and be able to continue being inspired you and your accountability!!! Cheesy, but you make me want to be a better person girlfriend!
    Big hugs sister :-)