Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Par-tay with Attitude!

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I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party
because it means I have been surrounded by friends.

~ Nancie J. Carmody

Summer officially starts here in the U.S. on June 21st, but here in Blogland, we’re celebrating early. Diana over at Scale Junkie is coordinating a Summer Blog Party, and you’re invited to take part via my blog.

Woo hoo – it’s party time!

You know my thoughts about attitude. Heck, I think it changes everything! So my challenge to you is to write a post about how and why attitude makes a difference in your quest to live a healthy lifestyle.

I’m not just talking about trying to lose weight. We all know that people can be thin and still not be healthy. I’m talking about exercise and plenty of sleep; quiet time and group involvement; feeding both your body and your spirit in healthy ways. Moderation in all things.

In short, a healthy lifestyle is about living a life in balance. And it’s not an easy thing for any of us to do.

So what role does your attitude play? Take time to think about this, then dedicate a post on your blog** to how and why attitude makes a difference in living a healthy lifestyle. Link your post back to my blog, then let me know that you’ve entered the contest.

Contest? Did I say contest?

Doesn’t that mean a prize??

Why yes -- it does!

The person who writes the most compelling post (in my humble and very subjective opinion!) will win a quilted summer table runner, handmade by me. Here’s a photo of the fabrics (click on it to see more detail) which will help remind you to eat lots of fruits and veggies every day!

I’m not sure yet exactly what pattern this table-topper will use, so stay tuned: I’ll post photos as it is created. The contest will run through the end of June, with the prize being mailed in July (when I've finished it!)

** If you don't have a blog, but want to enter the contest, leave me a comment telling me so, along with your email address. I'll post your essay on my blog, with your persmission, so you can tell the world if you think attitude changes everything.

So, put on your thinking caps and, more importantly, search your heart to find out how your attitude affects your journey to be healthy and to live a life in balance.

Until next time…


Needled Mom said...

What a great idea, Pattie. Perhaps you can manage to get everyone to change their attitude.

Can't wait to see the work in progress.

Grumpy Chair said...

Pattie, what a great idea for a positive blog party. I will let you know when I have "turned in my essay" and am definitely looking forward to reading all the others.

Lora said...

okay - I'm trying to get the creative juices flowing! Will let you know when I do!

Midlife Mom said...

Excellent idea! This should get people thinking and maybe realize they aren't being as positive as they could be, myself included. Attitude makes ALL the difference doesn't it? I will give this one some thought and see what I can come up with. I'm not real good without pictures and graphics so it may take me a while. The table runner out of those fabrics will be gorgeous!!

Thinking Thin said...

That is an awesome idea. *puts thinking cap on.

RunningNan said...

I'm going to do this just to do this, but I don't want to officially be entered since I've already won something wonderful. I think your prize is a wonderful idea! I will work on this along with all of my school related work and post it asap!

Deborah said...

Thanks for the great idea. Will give it a try and am anxious to see what others have to say as well. Attitude, hmmmm.

I've tried my hand at quilting but not gotten into it full blown. The projects just seem to never end for me. I like something that can be finished in a shorter period of time. I'm a very impatient person. So I'm into crocheting and right now it's dishcloths and pot holders. Several can be finished in one evening while watching TV.

Love you posts!!

alittlemoore said...

Very cool! I need some more positivity in my life right now!

Deborah said...

I just finished my essay for the contest and it will appear on Monday morning. I sort of went in a little bit of a different direction but I hope you enjoy it.

jillytacy said...

Sounds like a good way to celebrate! I'll have to think on it. I'll let you know once I come up with my answer. Attitude is key!

Nicole said...

Oh, how cool!! What a great idea! :o)

Take One Stripper Pole said...

Excellent Idea! And you are kind enough to run it til the end of June ... so maybe I can actually participate! I love the fabric choices! I bet it will look awesome.

Em said...

Wow, I just found your blog and I want to say - inspiring! I would have to say that my attitude towards food and excersize has certainly changed a lot since I've had kids! I will do a posting maybe later tonight or tomorrow about this... I want in on the healthy food table runner!

Stacy said...

Pattie, what a wonderful challenge. This is a subject that is on my mind constantly. Suffering from depression/anxiety and physical illness for years has proven to me how important attitude is. I have recently, for the first time in my life, started to get a handle on things. I find, like you said, that taking care of my health first (sleeping, eating) gives me the strength to work on the other stuff. When those are out of whack, I lose control.
I just recently wrote a long post about this, and would love to have you check it out. I will write another smaller one, linking to you here but I did cover much of this topic in that post. The post is titled "Breathe" and it was on June 8th.
Thank you so much for talking about this important subject. It is always nice to know I am not alone. Love Stacy

NanaKaren said...

Hi again Pattie ~ I'm a bit behind on checking messages at my blog, so just now read about your contest. I'll write something about my thoughts on attitude and post tomorrow. It will be neat to read postings from the other "contestants".

NanaKaren said...

My attitude essay is on my blog now. This was such a wonderful idea Pattie!